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October 7, 2000 | From Associated Press
Richard Farnsworth, the oldest leading actor to get an Academy Award nomination, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday night, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said. He was 80. Farnsworth's fiancee, Jewely Van Valin, said he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Farnsworth, a former stuntman, was nominated earlier this year for an Oscar for best actor for his performance in "The Straight Story."
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October 13, 2000 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was a most unusual man, said his agent of nearly two decades. She had never had a signed contract with Richard Farnsworth in all those years. The actor's handshake was his bond, and he never went back on his word. "There are not that many actors--or human beings, for that matter--you can say that about," said Diane Davis-Olf, closing the book on a friendship in which he affectionately called her "Little One." "He was what he was," she added, "a true American in every sense of the word."
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March 26, 2000 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, Robert W. Welkos is a Times staff writer
One is the oldest best actor nominee in Academy Award history. The other is arguably the biggest--in size. Yet, while Richard Farnsworth, nominated for best actor in "The Straight Story," and Michael Clarke Duncan, nominated for best supporting actor in "The Green Mile," might seem like the "Odd Couple" of this year's Oscars, they are remarkably similar.
NEWS
October 7, 2000 | From Associated Press
Richard Farnsworth, the oldest leading actor to get an Academy Award nomination, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday night, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said. He was 80. Farnsworth's fiancee, Jewely Van Valin, said he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Farnsworth, a former stuntman, was nominated earlier this year for an Oscar for best actor for his performance in "The Straight Story."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 2000 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was a most unusual man, said his agent of nearly two decades. She had never had a signed contract with Richard Farnsworth in all those years. The actor's handshake was his bond, and he never went back on his word. "There are not that many actors--or human beings, for that matter--you can say that about," said Diane Davis-Olf, closing the book on a friendship in which he affectionately called her "Little One." "He was what he was," she added, "a true American in every sense of the word."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Farnsworth shows up at the L.A. Equestrian Center looking every inch the cowboy, from his broad-brimmed hat to his crisp blue jeans to his handsome leather boots. On his right hand, he wears a huge turquoise ring. The setting seems appropriate for an interview with Farnsworth; he's been riding horses his whole life, from his boyhood in L.A. to his days as a rodeo performer and movie stuntman. The Equestrian Center was one of Farnsworth's old stomping grounds.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2000
If Denzel Washington wins best actor for "The Hurricane" he'll be the third actor to win in this category playing a boxer. Wallace Beery won best actor of 1931 playing a pugilist in "The Champ," and Robert De Niro picked up best actor of 1980 for his role as Jake La Motta in "Raging Bull." * Six of the acting nominees--Russell Crowe, Michael Caine, Jude Law, Janet McTeer, Toni Collette and Samantha Morton--are non-Americans who play Americans.
SPORTS
July 11, 1987 | GORDON MONSON, Times Staff Writer
Now that Wimbledon is over, the sports world can turn its attention to the championship it's really been waiting for--the title game to decide an issue of tastes-great/less-filling proportions, the first-ever championship match of . . . ta-dum, the American Polo League. Quite right, America. You knew it all along. When the San Francisco Buccaneers ride into Burbank this evening to play the Los Angeles Colts in the L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press.
Saddle Up: The Sierra foothill community of Lone Pine, which for 72 years has been a favorite movie location, will stage its third annual Lone Pine Film Festival Oct. 9-11. Bronze plaques will be dedicated and streets named after performers who have worked there. Honored guests expected to attend include Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Clayton Moore (TV's "Lone Ranger"), Richard Farnsworth, John Agar, Rand Brooks, Ann Rutherford and the family of the late cowboy star Tim Holt.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 1986 | From Reuters
"Anne of Green Gables," a television miniseries based on the novel by Lucy Montgomery, walked away with the most honors at Canada's annual television awards, called the Gemini Awards. The four-hour production, which was broadcast in the United States on PBS' "Wonderworks" series, won for best dramatic miniseries, best actress in a dramatic special (Megan Follows), best supporting actor (Richard Farnsworth) and best supporting actress (Colleen Dewhurst).
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2000
If Denzel Washington wins best actor for "The Hurricane" he'll be the third actor to win in this category playing a boxer. Wallace Beery won best actor of 1931 playing a pugilist in "The Champ," and Robert De Niro picked up best actor of 1980 for his role as Jake La Motta in "Raging Bull." * Six of the acting nominees--Russell Crowe, Michael Caine, Jude Law, Janet McTeer, Toni Collette and Samantha Morton--are non-Americans who play Americans.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2000 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, Robert W. Welkos is a Times staff writer
One is the oldest best actor nominee in Academy Award history. The other is arguably the biggest--in size. Yet, while Richard Farnsworth, nominated for best actor in "The Straight Story," and Michael Clarke Duncan, nominated for best supporting actor in "The Green Mile," might seem like the "Odd Couple" of this year's Oscars, they are remarkably similar.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Farnsworth shows up at the L.A. Equestrian Center looking every inch the cowboy, from his broad-brimmed hat to his crisp blue jeans to his handsome leather boots. On his right hand, he wears a huge turquoise ring. The setting seems appropriate for an interview with Farnsworth; he's been riding horses his whole life, from his boyhood in L.A. to his days as a rodeo performer and movie stuntman. The Equestrian Center was one of Farnsworth's old stomping grounds.
NEWS
February 5, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Film director Phillip Borsos, whose work included the critically acclaimed and much honored 1982 movie "The Grey Fox" and the just-released "Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog," has died of leukemia, Vancouver Hospital said. Borsos, 41, died Thursday after a nine-month battle with the disease, a hospital spokeswoman said. His film credits included the Oscar-nominated documentary "Nails" and "Bethune: The Making of a Hero," about a controversial Montreal doctor.
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