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Richard Whorf

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard Whorf (June 4, 1906 – December 14, 1966) was an American actor, author, director, and designer. Richard was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts to Harry and Sarah (Lee) Whorf. Richards's older brother was the well-known American linguist, Benjamin Lee Whorf. Whorf began his acting career on the Boston stage as a teenager then moving to Broadway when he was 21. Early on, he was in a production of Taming of the Shrew at the Globe Theatre in New York City. He moved to Hollywood and became a contract player in movies of the 1930s and 1940s before becoming a director in 1944. He appeared in Christmas Holiday (1944), Blues in the Night (1941), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), and Keeper of the Flame (1942). He directed a number of television programs in the 1950s and 1960s, the best known being the CBS hit comedy The Beverly Hillbillies. He also directed the short-lived 1959 syndicated adventure series, Border Patrol, and the 1964-65 television series, Mickey. Whorf directed the unsuccessful 1961 stage comedy, Julia, Jake and Uncle Joe. Whorf's hobby was painting - he sold his first painting at age 15 for US$100. Many of his small town landscape paintings reflected his American worldview and seemed to be inspired by painters like Grant Wood and Norman Rockwell. In the 17 March 1963 TV Channels syndicated rotogravure newspaper magazine, his painting career was profiled and his studio photographed. For the article, he told a reporter, "Who says that a man has to do one thing? Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Whorf, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 4, 1906 In Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Midnight 1934-03-07
Latest Project:
Series The Rifleman 1958-09-30
Known For
Poster of The Cross of Lorraine
Poster of Juke Girl
Poster of Breakdowns of 1942
Poster of Blues in the Night
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Chain Lightning Carl Troxell 1950-02-18
Movie The Impostor Lt. Varenne 1944-02-10
Movie Christmas Holiday Simon Fenimore 1944-06-28
Movie Blonde Fever Chef (uncredited) 1944-12-05
Movie Assignment in Brittany Jean Kerenor 1943-03-11
Movie Keeper of the Flame Clive Kerndon 1943-04-01
Movie For God and Country Arnold Miller 1943-05-15
Movie The Cross of Lorraine Fran├žois 1943-11-12
Movie Breakdowns of 1942 Self 1942-01-01
Movie Yankee Doodle Dandy Sam Harris 1942-05-29
Movie Juke Girl Danny Frazier 1942-05-30
Movie Blues in the Night Jigger Pine 1941-11-15
Movie Midnight Arthur Weldon 1934-03-07