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Richard Beymer

Born Feb 21, 1939

George Richard Beymer, Jr. is an American actor who is best known for playing the role of Tony in the 1961 film version of West Side Story and Ben Horne on the 1990 television series Twin Peaks.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Beymer.


1938 Birth Born on February 20, 1938.
1940 2 Years Old Beymer was born in Avoca, Iowa, the son of Eunice (née Goss) and George Richard Beymer, a printer. Beymer and his family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1940 where he began his acting career in 1949 in television. … Read More


1961 23 Years Old In 1961, Beymer began a brief relationship with Sharon Tate, who was working as an extra on his film, Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man. … Read More
1964 26 Years Old In 1964, he became involved in Freedom Summer in Mississippi. … Read More


1974 36 Years Old The avant-garde film The Innerview, which he directed/produced/wrote the screenplay for/edited, won the Josef von Sternberg Award at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival in 1974.


1990 52 Years Old He had a featured role in the television series Twin Peaks in 1990, playing Ben Horne. … Read More


2007 69 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Beymer completed his first book. … Read More
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