Richard Barthelmess

Richard Barthelmess

Born May 9, 1895

Richard Semler "Dick" Barthelmess was an Oscar-nominated silent film star.

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1895 Birth Barthelmess was born in NYC in 1895 as the son of Caroline W. Harris (November 1, 1866 Brooklyn - April 23, 1937 Manhattan), a stage actress, and Alfred W. Barthelmess (July 20, 1861 - May 5, 1896 Manhattan). … Read More


1916 21 Years Old Russian actress Alla Nazimova, a friend of the family, was taught English by Caroline Barthelmess. Nazimova convinced Richard Barthelmess to try acting professionally, and he made his debut screen appearance in 1916 in the serial Gloria's Romance as an uncredited extra. … Read More


1927 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Barthelmess soon became one of Hollywood's highest paid performers, starring in such classics as The Patent Leather Kid in 1927 and The Noose in 1928; he was nominated for Best Actor at the first Academy Awards for his performance in both films. … Read More
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…  He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1928.


1963 68 Years Old Barthelmess died of cancer in 1963, aged 68, and was interred at the Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum in Hartsdale, New York. … Read More
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