Richard Bennett

Born May 21, 1870

Richard Bennett was an American actor who became a stage and silent screen matinee idol over the early decades of the twentieth century.

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1870 Birth Richard Bennett was born Clarence Charles William Henry Richard Bennett in Deer Creek Township, Cass County, Indiana, in May 1870. … Read More


1891 21 Years Old Bennett made his stage debut May 10, 1891, in Chicago, in the The Limited Mail. … Read More


1901 31 Years Old Bennett was married to Grena Heller in 1901 in San Francisco. They soon separated, and were divorced in 1903. … Read More
1903 33 Years Old On November 8, 1903, Bennett and actress Adrienne Morrison were married in Jersey City. … Read More
1905 35 Years Old In 1905, Bennett won fame as the leading man, Hector Malone, Jr., in Shaw's Man and Superman. … Read More
1908 38 Years Old In 1908, he played the role as John Shand opposite Maude Adams in J. M. Barrie's What Every Woman Knows. … Read More


1913 43 Years Old In 1913, Bennett had a theatrical success starring as Georges Dupont in the social disease stage drama Damaged Goods, which he also co-produced. … Read More


1922 52 Years Old In 1922, Bennett starred in Broadway's English-language version of Leonid Andreyev's melodrama, He Who Gets Slapped, playing the title role as He. … Read More
1923 53 Years Old Bennett and Morrison appeared together on stage in the 1923 play The Dancers. They were divorced in April 1925.
1925 55 Years Old In 1925, he became acquainted with Aimee Raisch in San Francisco, during the production of Creoles, in which she played a minor role. … Read More
1927 57 Years Old Bennett and Raisch were married July 11, 1927, in Chicago. … Read More


1931 61 Years Old With the advent of the talkies the middle-aged Bennett found a niche as a character actor. In 1931 he appeared with his daughter Constance Bennett in Bought. … Read More
1934 64 Years Old He and Raisch separated April 3, 1934, and were divorced in 1937.
1944 74 Years Old Episcopal funeral services were conducted on October 24, 1944, in Beverly Hills. … Read More
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