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Richard Whorf Edit Profile

actor , director.

Richard Whorf, American actor, director. Recipient Donaldson award, 1953, 54, Antoinette Perry award, 1953, 54; Outstanding Dirs. award, 1962-1963, 63-64. Member Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation Radio Artists, Scenic Artists, S.A.R., Screen Producers Guild, Screen Dirs. Guild.

Background

Whorf, Richard was born on June 4, 1906 in Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Harry Church and Sarah Edna (Lee) Whorf.

Education

Student in public schools Winthrop.

Career

Actor, Henry Jewett Company Copley Theatre, Boston, 1922-1925. With E. E. Clive Copley Theatre, 1925-1929. Played in The Banshee, 1926, Monkey, Mansfield Theatre, 1932, Red Planet, 1933, 3 Cornored Moon, 1935, Panic, 1935, with Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontaine in Lady From The Sea, 1934, Taming of Shrew, 1935, Idiots Delight, 1936, Sea Gull, 1938, Amphytrion 38, 1938, There Shall Be No Night, 1940, starred in Richard III, 1949, Season In Sun, 1951, The Fifth Season, 1953 (all New York City).

Starred in Blues In The Night, 1941, Juke Girl, 1941, Juke Girl. 1941 (both California). Director for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Till The Clouds Roll By, 1946, It Happened In Brooklyn, 1947, Sailor Takes A Wife, 1945, Champagne For Caesar, 1949, Love From a Stranger, Luxury Liner, Groom Wore Spurs. Actor in film Chain Lightning. Producer for Warner Brothers, Burning Hills, Shoot Out at Medicine Bend, Bombers 52, 1956-1957.

Producer, director Columbia Broadcasting System Film television, Hollywood, 1957-1959. Director numerous television shows, including Gunsmoke, Perry.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Running The Show, 1931. Time to Make Up, 1931. Also plays.

Membership

Member Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation Radio Artists, Scenic Artists, S.A.R., Screen Producers Guild, Screen Dirs.

Connections

Married Margaret H. Smith, May 13, 1929. Children: Peter Lee, David Baker, Christopher Troy.

father:
Harry Church Whorf

mother:
Sarah Edna (Lee) Whorf

spouse:
Margaret H. Smith

children:
Peter Lee Whorf

David Baker Whorf

Christopher Troy Whorf