Jeff Richards

Baseball Player + Actor
Born Nov 1, 1924

Jeff Richards, was an American minor league baseball player with the Portland Beavers who later became an actor. He was sometimes credited as Dick Taylor and Richard Taylor.

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1924 Birth Born on November 1, 1924.


1946 21 Years Old He was born Richard Mansfield Taylor in Portland, Oregon. Taylor joined the United States Navy during World War and served until 1946. … Read More
1950 25 Years Old He then went to Hollywood where he got a screen test at Metro-Goldwyn Mayer and the studio changed his name to Jeff Richards. The former baseball player started his acting career in the late 1940s with mostly bit parts, but in 1950 he played a strong role, displaying his baseball skills as Bob Langdon in Kill the Umpire and later as Dave Rothberg in Angels in the Outfield (1951). … Read More


1958 33 Years Old In 1958, he played the title role in the NBC TV western series Jefferson Drum, the story of a crusading journalist with Eugene Martin portrayed his young son. … Read More
1961 36 Years Old He appeared in numerous television series including the co-starring role in the 1961 "Incident of His Brother's Keeper" CBS western anthology Rawhide. He was married to Vickie Taylor and they had one child before they divorced. Jeff Richards died on July 28, 1989, aged 64 from unknown causes.


1989 65 Years Old Died on July 28, 1989.
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