Wednesday, March 26, 2008

March 26: Remembering Richard Widmark

*Richard Widmark, 1914-2008

One of the great ones is gone:

What the obituary doesn't mention is that he could have fun from time to time. "I Love Lucy" fans will remember his appearance during the episodes in which the Ricardos and Mertzes were in Hollywood. He played straight man to Lucille Ball, a dog and a bearskin rug in a hilarious scene.

That obituary and others do mention his dedication to his craft. He not only played a straight shooter frequently, but he also was one in real life.

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