Jason Robards, Sr.

Jason Robards, Sr.

Born Dec 31, 1892

Jason Nelson Robards, Sr. was an American stage and screen actor, and the father of Oscar-winning actor Jason Robards, Jr. Robards appeared in many films, initially as a leading man, then in character roles and occasional bits.

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1892 Birth Born on December 31, 1892.


1912 19 Years Old Robards was born Jason Nelson Robards on a farm in Hillsdale, Michigan, the son of Elizabeth (née Loomis), a schoolteacher, and Frank P. Robards, Sr., a farmer and post office inspector who managed Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 Presidential campaign in Michigan. … Read More


1921 28 Years Old Robards, Sr. had a film career which lasted from 1921 through 1961. … Read More


1956 63 Years Old Robards' best known stage role was John Marvin in the long-running hit Lightnin. Robards' connection to the part caused his son to equate him to the character of James Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night, which Jason, Jr. played on Broadway in 1956 and on screen in 1962. … Read More
1963 70 Years Old He died in 1963, having lived to see his namesake son and grandson (Jason Robards III) carry on the family acting tradition.
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