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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 He was born in Deacon's Mills, Indiana in 1870 (some sources state 1872), the son of George Washington Bennett and Eliza Huffman. … Read More


1901 31 Years Old He 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 A series of spectacular roles followed. In 1908, he played the role as John Shand opposite Maude Adams in Barrie's What Every Woman Knows. … Read More


1913 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1913, Bennett had a theatrical success starring as Georges Dupont in the social disease stage drama Damaged Goods, which he also co-produced.


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
1925 55 Years Old 1 More Event
He and Morrison were divorced in April 1925. Their first and third daughters, Constance and Joan, became successful movie stars. Their second daughter, Barbara, was also briefly an actress, but with less success. The two appeared together on stage in the 1923 play The Dancers Barbara married the popular singer Morton Downey. … Read More
1927 57 Years Old Bennett and Raisch were married July 11, 1927, in Chicago.


1934 64 Years Old He and Aimee, who later went by Angela, separated April 3, 1934, and were divorced in 1937. … Read More
1944 74 Years Old Episcopal funeral services were conducted on October 24, 1944, in Beverly Hills. … Read More
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