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Richard Barthelmess

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard Semler "Dick" Barthelmess (May 9, 1895 – August 17, 1963) was an Oscar-nominated silent film star. Barthelmess was educated at Hudson River Military Academy at Nyack and Trinity College at Hartford, Connecticut. His father died when he was a baby and his mother, Caroline Harris , was a stage actress, so he worked in theatres in his early days, between schooling, doing "walk-ons". This led to acting in college, doing amateur productions. Russian actress Alla Nazimova, a friend of the family, had been taught English by Barthelmess's mother. Nazimova in return convinced Barthelmess to try acting professionally and he made his first film appearance in 1916 in the serial Gloria's Romance as an extra. At this time he also appeared as a supporting player in several films starring Marguerite Clark. His next role, in War Brides opposite Alla Nazimova, attracted the attention of legendary director D. W. Griffith, who offered him several important roles, finally casting him opposite Lillian Gish in Broken Blossoms (1919) and Way Down East (1920). He soon became one of Hollywood's highest paid performers, starring in such classics as The Patent Leather Kid (1927) and The Noose (1928); he was nominated for Best Actor at the first Academy Awards for his performance in both these films, and he won a Special Citation for producing The Patent Leather Kid. He founded his own production company, Inspiration Film Company, together with Charles Duell and Henry King. One of their films, Tol'able David (1921), in which Barthelmess starred as a teenage mailman who finds courage, was a major success. With the advent of the sound era, Barthelmess' fortunes changed. He made several films in the new medium, most notably Son of the Gods (1930), The Dawn Patrol (1930), The Last Flight (1931), and The Cabin in the Cotton (1932), Central Airport (1933), and a supporting role as Rita Hayworth's character's husband in Only Angels Have Wings (1939). Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Barthelmess , licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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May 9, 1895 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie War Brides 1916-01-02
Latest Project:
Movie Star Power: The Creation Of United Artists 1998-01-01
Known For
Poster of The Love Goddesses
Poster of Hollywood Without Make-Up
Poster of The Oscars
Poster of New Toys
Movie Star Power: The Creation Of United Artists (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Movie The Love Goddesses (archive footage) 1965-03-03
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie The Spoilers Bronco Kid Farrow 1942-06-11
Movie The Mayor of 44th Street Ed Kirby 1942-10-15
Movie The Man Who Talked Too Much J.B. Roscoe 1940-07-16
Movie Only Angels Have Wings Bat Mac Pherson 1939-05-15
Movie Four Hours to Kill! Tony Mako 1935-04-11
Movie Starlit Days at the Lido Self 1935-09-28
Movie Massacre Chief Joe Thunderhorse 1934-01-20
Movie Midnight Alibi Lance McGowan 1934-07-12
Movie A Modern Hero Pierre Radier aka Paul Rader 1934-04-21
Movie Central Airport James 'Jim' Blaine 1933-04-15
Movie Heroes for Sale Tom Holmes 1933-06-17
Movie Alias the Doctor Karl Brenner 1932-03-06
Movie The Cabin in the Cotton Marvin Blake 1932-09-26
Movie The Stolen Jools Richard Barthelmess 1931-04-04
Movie The Finger Points Breckenridge 'Breck' Lee 1931-04-11
Movie The Last Flight Cary Lockwood 1931-08-29
Movie How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 1: 'The Putter' Unknown 1931-04-18
Movie Son of the Gods Sam Lee 1930-03-09
Movie The Lash Francisco Delfino 'Pancho' 1930-12-14
Movie The Dawn Patrol Dick Courtney 1930-07-10
Movie Weary River Jerry Larrabee 1929-02-10
Movie Drag David Carroll 1929-07-21
Movie Young Nowheres Albert 'Binky' Whalen 1929-10-20
Movie Show of Shows Meet My Sister Presenter (uncredited) 1929-11-21
Movie Scarlet Seas Steven Dunkin 1928-01-12
Movie Out of the Ruins Unknown 1928-08-19
Movie The Noose Nickie Elkins 1928-01-29
Movie The Patent Leather Kid Patent Leather Kid 1927-09-01
Movie The Drop Kick Jack Hamill 1927-09-25
Movie Just Suppose Prince Rupert of Koronia 1926-01-10
Movie Camille Unknown 1926-01-01
Movie Ranson's Folly Lt. Ranson 1926-05-30
Movie The Amateur Gentleman Barnabas Barty 1926-08-14
Movie New Toys Will Webb 1925-02-16
Movie Soul-Fire Eric Fane 1925-05-30
Movie Shore Leave D.X. (Bilge) Smith 1925-09-05
Movie The Beautiful City Tony Gillardi 1925-10-25
Movie The Enchanted Cottage Oliver Bashforth 1924-03-23
Movie Classmates Duncan Irving Jr 1924-11-19
Movie The Bright Shawl Charles Abbott 1923-04-22
Movie Twenty-One Julian McCullough 1923-12-17
Movie The Fighting Blade Karl Van Kerstenbroock 1923-09-10
Movie The Seventh Day John Alden Jr. 1922-02-06
Movie Sonny Sonny Crosby / Joe 1922-05-22
Movie Screen Snapshots (Series 1, No. 20) Himself 1921-02-22
Movie Tol'able David David Kinemon 1921-12-31
Movie The Idol Dancer Dan McGuire 1920-03-21
Movie The Love Flower Bruce Sanders 1920-08-21
Movie Way Down East David Bartlett 1920-09-03
Movie The Girl Who Stayed at Home Ralph Grey 1919-03-23
Movie Broken Blossoms Cheng Huan 1919-05-13
Movie Scarlet Days Don Maria Alvarez 1919-11-18
Movie Nearly Married Unknown 1917-11-18
Movie War Brides Arno 1916-01-02