60 (passed away Dec. 14th, 1966)
Jun. 4th, 1906
Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA
5' 10 1/2"
Richard Whorf's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1944 - Christmas Holiday
1942 - Keeper of the Flame
1942 - Yankee Doodle Dandy
1941 - Blues in the Night
1934 - Midnight
Guest TV Roles[Complete List]
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- Brother of famed linguist Benjamin Whorf (1897-1941). Whorf's primary area of interest in linguistics was the study of Native American languages, particularly those of Mesoamerica. He became well known for his work on the Hopi language, and for his principle of linguistic relativity.
- Won Broadway's 1954 Tony Award as Best Costume Designer for "Ondine."
- A director of lighter entertainment in the 1950s and 1960s on such shows as _"My Three Sons" (1960)_ (qv), he had three sons of his own.
- Staid, darkly handsome young actor of Broadway who played sedentary second lead film roles during WWII.
- As a teen was on the summer stock stage with the Copley Theatre Players.
- Whorf died just hours before 'Walt Disney' (qv).
- His film acting debut was a prime featured part in _Midnight (1934)_ (qv) with a relatively unknown actor, 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv), appearing in a small but standout role. Ironically, Richard's last major acting role, _Chain Lightning (1950)_ (qv) was in a Bogie film vehicle in which Richard is killed off.
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