Actor Richard Widmark dies at 93

March 26, 2008 12:05:08 PM PDT
Hollywood actor Richard Widmark, who often portrayed killers, cops and Western gunslingers, has died after a long illness. He was 93. Widmark's wife, Susan Blanchard, says he died at his home in Connecticut on Monday.

He made his film debut in 1947 as a giggling killer in "Kiss of Death" and became a leading man in "Broken Lance," "Two Rode Together" and 40 other films.

He also starred in the Samuel Fuller film noir "Pickup on South Street" and "Madigan," a 1968 film with Widmark as a loner detective that became a short-lived TV series.

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