‘Rediscovering Richard Widmark’
Since the BCR kindly printed my guest column, “Rediscovering Richard Widmark,” on Aug. 28, Princeton area residents have begun to do just that.
Donations of Richard Widmark film DVDs to the Princeton Public Library inspired Library Director Julie Wayland to launch a Widmark Wednesday film series in early September. Of the five Widmark films shown since then, two attracted more than 30 people. Additional films will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 31.
My rediscovery efforts led me to the Bureau County Historical Society’s file on Widmark, where I learned that he not only attended all four years of high school at Princeton High (graduating in 1932 as class president), but also two years at Logan and one year at Lincoln (in school buildings that predated the current structures).
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