American Actor

Richard Whorf

  • Jun 04, 1906 - Dec 14, 1966 (age 60)
  • 5' 9" (1.74 m)
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1966
Richard Whorf
PersonalDecember 1966

Richard Whorf

Richard Whorf passed away.
1964
Nomination1964

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Nominated for "The Beverly Hillbillies".
Primetime Emmy Award
1963
Nomination1963

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Nominated for "The Beverly Hillbillies".
Primetime Emmy Award
1960
Tate
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TV ShowJun 8, 1960

Tate

Tate is an American Western television series starring …
Tate is an American Western television series starring David McLean that aired on NBC from June 8 until September 14, 1960. It was created by Harry Julian Fink,(the creator of Dirty Harry and T.H.E. Cat) , who wrote most of the scripts, and produced by Perry Como's Roncom Video Films, Inc., as a summer replacement for The Perry Como Show. Richard Whorf guest starred once on the series and directed the majority of the episodes. Ida Lupino directed one segment.
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1958
The Rifleman
TV ShowSep 30, 1958

The Rifleman

The Rifleman is an American Western television program …
The Rifleman is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas McCain and Johnny Crawford as his son Mark McCain. It was set in the 1880s in the fictional town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory. The show was filmed in black and white, in half-hour episodes. The Rifleman aired on ABC from September 30, 1958, to April 8, 1963, as a production of Four Star Television. It was one of the first prime time series on US television to show a single parent raising a child.
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1957
Bombers B-52
MovieNov 22, 1957

Bombers B-52

U.S Air Force Sgt. Chuck Brennan always disliked playboy and …
U.S Air Force Sgt. Chuck Brennan always disliked playboy and hotshot, Col. Jim Herlihy. He first met him in Korea, where his emergency arrival for repairs while enroute for what Chuck thought was the colonels "hot date" in Tokyo, caused the death of several of his crewmen. Now several years later when Chuck, while still in the Air Force, is now weighing continued enlistment or retirement, the base's new C.O. is none other than Col. Herlihy. Compounding his dislike is a budding romance with Chuck's daughter, Lois.
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Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend
MovieMay 4, 1957

Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend

Army veterans, just mustered …
Army veterans, just mustered out of the service, are going to the one of the men's brothers ranch on their way West. Just as they arrive, Indians attack the ranch and kill the brother. The brother was killed because he was using faulty ammunition that did not fire. Buck Devlin, whose brother was killed, musters out of the service with pals John and Wilbur and vows to find the men responsible for the crime.
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1956
The Burning Hills
MovieAug 23, 1956

The Burning Hills

When Trace Jordan's brother is murdered by members of the …
When Trace Jordan's brother is murdered by members of the land-grabbing Sutton family he vows to report this injustice to the nearest Army fort.
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1954
Award1954

Best Costume Design

Won award for "Ondine".
Tony Award
1952
Four Star Playhouse
TV ShowSep 25, 1952

Four Star Playhouse

Four Star Playhouse is an American television …
Four Star Playhouse is an American television anthology series that ran from 1952 to 1956. Four Star Playhouse was owned by Four Star International. Its episodes ranged anywhere from surreal mysteries, such as "The Man on the Train", to light comedies, such as "The Lost Silk Hat". The original premise was that Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino, David Niven, and Dick Powell would take turns starring in episodes. However, several other performers took the lead from time to time, including Ronald Colman and Joan Fontaine.
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1951
The Groom Wore Spurs
MovieMar 14, 1951

The Groom Wore Spurs

An attorney is hired to keep a dumb cowboy out of trouble.
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1950
Champagne for Caesar
MovieMay 11, 1950

Champagne for Caesar

In order to get even with the pompous president of a soap …
In order to get even with the pompous president of a soap company, an eccentric genius goes on his quiz show in order to bankrupt his company.
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Chain Lightning
MovieFeb 18, 1950

Chain Lightning

Matt Brennan runs into Jo Holloway, the Red Cross girl …
Matt Brennan runs into Jo Holloway, the Red Cross girl he romanced in Europe when he was a flyer in World War II, when he is offered a job by jet manufacturer Leland Willis as a test pilot. Carl Troxell, wants to sell an escape cockpit to the Air Force. He wants Matt to stall the presentation of JA-3 the prototype that doesn't include the ejection seat, to give him more time for the experimental JA-4. But Matt doesn't believe it is yet safe enough to try.
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1948
Luxury Liner
MovieSep 9, 1948

Luxury Liner

A young girl stows away aboard a luxury liner which is full of …
A young girl stows away aboard a luxury liner which is full of musical stars--and which her father just happens to be the captain.
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1947
Love from a Stranger
MovieNov 15, 1947

Love from a Stranger

A newly married woman begins to suspect that her husband is …
A newly married woman begins to suspect that her husband is a killer. Even worse, she soon comes to believe that she will be his next victim.
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It Happened in Brooklyn
MovieMar 13, 1947

It Happened in Brooklyn

Danny has been in the army …
Danny has been in the army for 4 years, yet all he thinks about is Brooklyn and how great it is. When he returns after the war, he soon finds that Brooklyn is not so nice after all. He is able to share a place with Nick, the janitor of his old High School, and get a job as a singer in a music store. He also meets Leo, a talented pianist and his teacher Anne, whose dream is to singing Opera. When Jamie arrives from England, Danny tries to show him the Brooklyn experience and help him compose modern swing music. Together, these four also try to help Leo get the Brooklyn Music scholarship.
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1946
Till the Clouds Roll By
MovieDec 5, 1946

Till the Clouds Roll By

Biography of songwriter and …
Biography of songwriter and Broadway pioneer, Jerome Kern (Robert Walker). Unable to find immediate success in the U.S., Kern sought recognition abroad. He journeyed to England where his dreams of success became real and where he met his future wife Eva Leale (Dorothy Patrick).
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1945
The Sailor Takes a Wife
MovieDec 28, 1945

The Sailor Takes a Wife

While waiting in New York …
While waiting in New York City to ship out to Europe, a sailor stops by a serviceman's canteen and meets a USO hostess. They immediately fall for each other and get married that night. However, when the sailor is notified that he has been reclassified as 4-F (unfit for service) by the Navy and then discharged, he and his new wife realize that, having to set up house before they expected to, they actually know very little about each other. Complications ensue.
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The Hidden Eye
MovieAug 31, 1945

The Hidden Eye

Blind detective Duncan Maclaine relies on his working senses …
Blind detective Duncan Maclaine relies on his working senses to piece together an assortment of clues to solve a case of murder.
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1944
Blonde Fever
MovieDec 5, 1944

Blonde Fever

Peter owns a small but upscale café on the road between …
Peter owns a small but upscale café on the road between Reno and Lake Tahoe in Nevada. He is a heavy gambler and his marriage is rocky. Into is life come a waitress named Sally.
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Christmas Holiday
MovieJun 28, 1944

Christmas Holiday

A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the man she …
A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the man she married is an incorrigible wastrel.
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The Impostor
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MovieJan 27, 1944

The Impostor

In World War 2 an escaped murderer who takes the …
In World War 2 an escaped murderer who takes the identity of a dead soldier becomes a hero fighting in Africa, but his past catches him up.
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1943
The Cross of Lorraine
MovieNov 12, 1943

The Cross of Lorraine

With the onset of World War …
With the onset of World War II, Frenchmen from all walks of life enlist in the army. The war is short-lived however as the Nazis quickly defeat them and Marshall Petain signs a peace agreement with the invaders. The troops surrender but rather that being repatriated to their homes as expected, they all find themselves in a military prison. Conditions are difficult with little food and poor medical conditions. The men resist as best they can and for some, like Paul, they are prepared to spend time in solitary confinement and be subjected to beatings if need be. For others, such as Duval, collaboration with their Nazi jailers is the route to an easier life. The men find solace in the company of Father Sebastian, a priest who was also in the army. He counsels them wisely and in the case of Paul, gives him strength to face the daily challenge of simply living. When Paul gets an opportunity however, he helps his fellow prisoners escape. When they liberate a village, they all realize that there is only one option left for them and the villagers.
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Assignment in Brittany
MovieMar 11, 1943

Assignment in Brittany

A French captain (Jean …
A French captain (Jean-Pierre Aumont) poses as a Nazi to pinpoint a U-boat base off the coast of France, while assuming the identity of a "look-a-like" French citizen.
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1942
Keeper of the Flame
MovieDec 1, 1942

Keeper of the Flame

Journalist Steve O'Malley wants to write a biography of a …
Journalist Steve O'Malley wants to write a biography of a national hero who died when his car ran off a bridge. Steve receives conflicting reports and tales that make him question what the truth about the hero is.
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March On, America!
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MovieJun 20, 1942

March On, America!

This short shows the heritage that Americans are fighting for in …
This short shows the heritage that Americans are fighting for in World War II. Using excerpts from several of its Historical Featurettes, as well as newsreels and some original footage, Warner Brothers gives moviegoers an overview of American history, from the landing of the Pilgrims in 1620 to Pearl Harbor. It emphasizes that since the first European settlers arrived, the American spirit has pulled everyone together to solve problems and overcome adversity.
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Juke Girl
MovieMay 30, 1942

Juke Girl

Danny and Steve are migrant farm workers who wind up in Cat …
Danny and Steve are migrant farm workers who wind up in Cat Tail, Florida. Cat Tail is run by Madden Packing and Danny works for Madden while Steve works for the underdog farmer named Nick. After the Tomato crop is destroyed by Madden, Steve takes Nick, Lola and the next crop to Atlanta where they sell it for big money. Danny is going up with Madden and thinks Steve is a sucker for working in the dirt. Lola stays in Atlanta while Nick and Steve go back to Cat Tail and the real trouble begins.
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Yankee Doodle Dandy
MovieMay 29, 1942

Yankee Doodle Dandy

The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, …
The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.
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1941
Blues in the Night
MovieNov 15, 1941

Blues in the Night

"Jigger' Lane forms a band that includes singer Ginger …
"Jigger' Lane forms a band that includes singer Ginger 'Character' Powell, wife of the trumpeter Leo Powell, and Nickie Haroyen and Peppi. All of them dedicate themselves to work as a unit and to play 'blues' music. The dedication isn't paying off in money and, while riding the rails in a boxcar, they meet and befriend a gangster named Del Davis. He offers them a job at a New Jersey roadhouse, where Powell falls in love with Kay Grant, a former 'real-good friend' of Davis. But when Powell learns that 'Character' is about to have a baby, he returns to her. "Jigger" tries to make Kay the band's singer and, when this fails, runs off with her. She leaves him with nothing to show for him except a nervous breakdown.Back at the roadhouse, after his recovery, Kay shows up, has a quarrel with Davis, shoots and kills him and plans to take back up with "Jigger", who knows better but just can't help himself. While she is waiting in a car for him, along comes cripple Brad Ames, who she put in that condition, and he gets in and drives the car over a cliff, leaving no survivors in the two-passenger crash. The band is back together at the end, still using boxcars as their transportation, but happy playing the blues.
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1934
David Whorf
ChildJuly 1934

David Whorf

Starting in the film industry as a child actor, Whorf first …
Starting in the film industry as a child actor, Whorf first appeared in the film On Our Merry Way (1948) in 1946 with an all-star cast including Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda, Paulette Goddard, Fred MacMurray and Burgess Meredith. Summer Stock in New England at Marblehead, Ma. and Westport, Ct. punctuated his summers while attending Stanford University where he majored in Theatre Arts and Fine Arts. In 1953 Mr. Whorf was an apprentice at the Country Playhouse, Marblehead, Massachusetts. This was followed a few years later with a season at the Westport Country Playhouse. A theatre his father had played many years earlier. After a tour in the Army, he returned to film making, appearing in over fifty television shows and six feature films including a feature role in PT 109 (1963), the story of John Kennedy's experience in the South Pacific during the Second World War. In 1961 he appeared with his father, Richard Whorf, in a pre-Broadway show "One for the Dame". At this time, it was only the second time in recent Broadway history that father and son played father and son on stage. The show "closed out of town" due to financial problems after playing Ford's Theatre in Baltimore and at the Copley Theatre in Boston. In 1964 he wrote, produced and directed a short subject "Another Way Home" which received "Honorable Mention" at the Cork Ireland Film Festival. Mr. Whorf spent two seasons in repertory theatre at Elitch Gardens in Denver, Colorado. Of the sixteen plays in which he appeared, he received accolades for "Dark at the Top of the Stairs", "Five Finger Exercise" and "Little Mary Sunshine". In 1958 he became a member of the Director's Guild of America. As a first assistant director with director Larry Peerce, Mr Whorf worked on the Emmy Award winning mini-series "Woman Named Jackie, A" (1991)(mini)_ filmed entirely in the Richmond Virginia area. Other credits include the wacky "Caddyshack" and as Unit Manager on The Right Stuff (1983). Mr. Whorf continues to work actively in the film industry in a multitude of capacities from Director to Unit Manager and Assistant Director. He has written three feature scripts; "Deadly Intent" has been optioned by a production company. In 1980, Mr. Whorf recognized the impact computers were to have on the film industry. He formed a software company with Rob Alger, Alnitak Computing Company, and created the first film production software package, "AD/80".
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Midnight
MovieMar 7, 1934

Midnight

The foreman of a jury asks questions that send a woman …
The foreman of a jury asks questions that send a woman to the electric chair for a murder committed in the heat of passion. On the night of the execution, his actions come back to haunt him.
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1906
Richard Whorf
BirthJune 1906

Richard Whorf

Richard Whorf was born.
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