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 Richard Farnsworth

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Richard Farnsworth Famous memorial

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death
6 Oct 2000 (aged 80)
Lincoln, Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA
Burial
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot
Cts of Remembrance (Unit 2), Columbarium of Purity, Map #2EB0 (Wall Elev B), Outdoor Gdn Niche 63294
Memorial ID
13040 View Source

Actor. A stuntman for more than 30 years before gradually moving into acting. Farnsworth's abilities at horseback riding got him regular work as stunt doubles for some of the biggest names in Hollywood. It wasn't until after he was 50 that he began to be recognized as an actor. He got an Oscar nomination in 1979 for his bravura performance in "Comes a Horseman." That attention got him more work in such films as "The Grey Fox," "The Natural," the comedy bomb "Rhinestone," "Misery" and "The Fire Next Time." In 1999 he gave the performance of his career and earned a second Oscar nomination for playing Alvin Straight in David Lynch's "The Straight Story," the story of a man who drives his lawnmower across two states to visit his ailing brother.

Actor. A stuntman for more than 30 years before gradually moving into acting. Farnsworth's abilities at horseback riding got him regular work as stunt doubles for some of the biggest names in Hollywood. It wasn't until after he was 50 that he began to be recognized as an actor. He got an Oscar nomination in 1979 for his bravura performance in "Comes a Horseman." That attention got him more work in such films as "The Grey Fox," "The Natural," the comedy bomb "Rhinestone," "Misery" and "The Fire Next Time." In 1999 he gave the performance of his career and earned a second Oscar nomination for playing Alvin Straight in David Lynch's "The Straight Story," the story of a man who drives his lawnmower across two states to visit his ailing brother.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 15 Oct 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 13040
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13040/richard-farnsworth: accessed ), memorial page for Richard Farnsworth (1 Sep 1920–6 Oct 2000), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13040, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated.