Rediscovering Richard Widmark
Note to readers: "Kiss of Death," Richard Widmark's first movie, premiered on Aug. 27, 1947 – 65 years ago. Widmark, a 1932 Princeton High School graduate, received an Academy Award nomination for his performance as the gangster, Tommy Udo. The film's anniversary provides an opportunity for Princeton residents to rediscover Widmark's life and legacy.
Richard Widmark (1914-2008), a major Hollywood star who appeared in more than 60 films from 1947 to 1991, got bitten by the acting bug in Princeton.
The 1932 Princeton High School graduate performed on the PHS stage, was senior class president, spoke at his graduation, and played high school football.
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