Richard Arlen

Born Sep 1, 1899

Richard Arlen was an American actor.

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1899 Birth The Social Security Administration notes Richard Arlen was born on 1 Sept 1899 and died in March 1976.
1900 Birth According to the 1900 and 1910 census, his father was born in Ireland.


1918 18 Years Old …  On Arlen's 12 September 1918 draft card, his name given as Van Mattimore, a member of the Royal Flying Corps of the British Army, based in Toronto, his nearest relative is listed as his father James Mattimore. The 1918 draft card's date of birth is given as 1 Sept 1900, and it would appear that the writer started to put the year of birth as 18 and then wrote over the 8 with a 9, so it appears as 1900.


1927 27 Years Old He took time out from his Hollywood career to teach as a United States Army Air Forces flight instructor in World War II. Arlen is best known for his role as a pilot in the Academy Award-winning Wings (1927) with Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Gary Cooper, El Brendel, and his first wife, Jobyna Ralston, whom he married in 1927. … Read More


1930 30 Years Old The census of 1930 lists Van Mattimore, Richard age 29. … Read More


1976 77 Years Old On his death from emphysema in 1976, Arlen was interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
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