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Addison Richards ACTOR

Addison Richards was born on October 20th, 1887 in Zanesville, Ohio with the birth name Addison Whitaker Richards Jr.  His career in the entertainment industry began as a stage actor with the Pasadena Playhouse where he later moved into the position of artistic director.
After high school he went on to study at both Washington State university as well as Pomona College.  During his career as an actor, he was never stereotyped to portray one specific type of character.  He easily alternated between authority figures as well as portraying the villain

Over the course of his career, he would appear in more than 400 television and film roles.  He worked with such studio's as MGM, Warner Brothers and Fox.  His film debut was in 1933 on, "Riot Squad" followed by small roles in, "Lone Cowboy" (1933), "Let's Be Ritzy" (1934) and "The Lone Captive" (1934). 

Some of his more well known film roles included, "Back in the Saddle" (1941), "The Pride of the Yankees" (1942) starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan and Dan Duryea, "Always a Bridesmaid" (1943), "The Fighting Sullivans" (1944) starring Thomas Mitchell and Anne Baxter, "Moon Over Las Vegas" (1944), "The Hoodlum Saint" (1946), "High Society" (1955), "Walk the Proud Land" (1956), "Gunsight Ridge" (1957), "Frontier Uprising" (1961) and "The Raiders" (1963).
Along with film work he added numerous television appearances to his resume such as, "Manhunt", "Lux Video Theatre", "The Lone Ranger", "Studio 57", "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin", "Fury", "The Bob Cummings Show", "Zane Grey Theatre", "Sheriff of Cochise", "Frontier", "Climax!", "Cheyenne", "Richard Diamond, Private Detective", "Telephone Time", 'The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", "The Adventures of Jim Bowie", "The People's Choice", "The Red Skelton Hour", "One Step Beyond", "Fibber McGee and Molly", "Checkmate", "Mister Ed", "The Loretta Young Show", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Petticoat Junction", "The Beverly Hillbillies", "State Trooper", "Lassie", "Border Patrol", "26 Men", "Lock Up", "The Texan", "The Deputy", "Laramie", "Bonanza", "My Three Sons", "Rawhide" and his last television role in 1964 on, "Vacation Playhouse".  

Addison Richards married only once to Patricia Richards and they had one child together and remained married until he passed away on March 22nd, 1964 in Los Angeles, California after suffering from a heart attack.  His remains are interred at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont, California. 


1964         No Time for Sergeants 
1964         For Those Who Think Young
1964         Vacation Playhouse
1964         The Beverly Hillbillies
1959-1964     Rawhide
1964         The Fugitive
1963         The Raiders
1963         My Three Sons 
1963         Petticoat Junction 
1963         The Third Man 
1961-1963     Bonanza
1963         Ben Jerrod
1963         The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
1963         The Virginian
1963         The Joey Bishop Show
1962         The Wide Country 
1962         Wagon Train
1962         87th Precinct 
1961-1962     The Dick Powell Theatre
1961-1962     Laramie
1962         National Velvet 
1962         Saintly Sinners
1962         Lawman 
1957-1962     Tales of Wells Fargo 
1961         77 Sunset Strip 
1961         The Bob Cummings Show
1961         Mister Ed
1961         The Jack Benny Program
1957-1961     Perry Mason
1961         The Flight That Disappeared
1960-1961     The Deputy
1960-1961     Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1961         Miami Undercover 
1961         The Barbara Stanwyck Show 
1956-1961     The Loretta Young Show
1961         The Gambler Wore a Gun
1961         Checkmate 
1961         The Law and Mr. Jones 
1961         Gunslinger 
1961         Frontier Uprising
1961         Pete and Gladys
1961         The Tall Man
1960-1961     The Untouchables
1960-1961     The Real McCoys
1960         Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond
1960         The Facts of Life
1960         The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
1960         All the Fine Young Cannibals
1960         Inherit the Wind
1960         M Squad
1958-1960     Wanted: Dead or Alive
1960         Startime 
1960         Bachelor Father 
1960         Dennis the Menace
1960         The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
1959         The Texan 
1959         Lock Up 
1959         Fibber McGee and Molly 
1958-1959     Trackdown 
1959         The Oregon Trail
1959         21 Beacon Street 
1959         26 Men
1957-1959     Playhouse 90 
1959         The Donna Reed Show
1959         Yancy Derringer 
1959         The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
1959         Buckskin 
1958-1959     Cimarron City
1959         The Grand Jury 
1959         Border Patrol
1958         Lassie
1958         The Californians
1958         Man with a Camera 
1958         The Red Skelton Hour
1958         Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 
1958         The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
1953-1958     Studio One in Hollywood
1958         State Trooper
1958         The Saga of Hemp Brown
1958         Mike Hammer
1957-1958     The People's Choice
1958         Alcoa Theatre
1958         The Gale Storm Show: Oh, Susanna
1957-1958     Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre
1958         Colt .45
1958         Telephone Time
1958         Flight
1957         The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 
1957         The Adventures of Jim Bowie 
1957         Cheyenne 
1957         Gunsight Ridge
1957         Richard Diamond, Private Detective
1957         The Deerslayer
1955-1957     Matinee Theatre 
1956-1957     Sheriff of Cochise
1955-1957     The Millionaire 
1957         Last of the Badmen
1956         Everything But the Truth
1956         Reprisal!
1956         Broken Arrow 
1956         Zane Grey Theatre 
1956         The Ten Commandments
1956         Walk the Proud Land
1955-1956     Schlitz Playhouse
1956         Hey, Jeannie! 
1956         The Fastest Gun Alive
1956         Crusader
1956         The Bob Cummings Show
1956         The Broken Star
1956         Crime Against Joe
1956         When Gangland Strikes
1955-1956     Climax!
1956         Fury at Gunsight Pass
1956         Dr. Christian
1955         TV Reader's Digest 
1955         Science Fiction Theatre
1955         Illegal
1955         Frontier 
1955         Fury 
1955 Fort     Yuma
1953-1955     You Are There
1955         The Lone Ranger 
1955         Big Town
1955         High Society
1955         Studio 57
1955         Cavalcade of America 
1955         The Public Defender 
1954         Ponds Theater
1954         The United States Steel Hour 
1952-1954     Robert Montgomery Presents
1954         The Motorola Television Hour
1954         Mayor of the Town
1953         Pentagon U.S.A.
1953         Kraft Theatre 
1953         The Big Story 
1953         Armstrong Circle Theatre
1951-1953     Goodyear Playhouse
1952         Lux Video Theatre
1952         Manhunt
1950         Davy Crockett, Indian Scout
1949         Mighty Joe Young
1949         Rustlers
1949         Henry, the Rainmaker
1948         The Saxon Charm
1948         A Southern Yankee
1948         Lulu Belle
1948         If You Knew Susie
1948         Reaching from Heaven
1948         Call Northside 777
1948         Queen Esther
1947         The Unfinished Dance
1947         The Millerson Case
1947         Monsieur Verdoux
1946         Love Laughs at Andy Hard
1946         Criminal Court
1946         Angel on My Shoulder
1946         Step by Step
1946         Courage of Lassie
1946         Don't Gamble with Strangers
1946         Anna and the King of Siam
1946         Renegades
1946         Dragonwyck
1946         The Hoodlum Saint
1945         Leave Her to Heaven
1945         Black Market Babies
1945         The Tiger Woman
1945         Danger Signal
1945         Spellbound
1945         The Royal Mounted Rides Again
1945         Strange Confession
1945         Come Out Fighting
1945         Duffy's Tavern
1945         Men in Her Diary
1945         Adventures of Rusty
1945         Divorce
1945         Secrets of a Sorority Girl
1945         Lady on a Train
1945         The Shanghai Cobra
1945         Bewitched
1945         The Chicago Kid
1945         Bells of Rosarita
1945         The Last Installment: A Crime Does Not Pay Subject
1945         The Master Key
1945         I'll Remember April
1945         Rough, Tough and Ready
1945         God Is My Co-Pilot
1945         Betrayal from the East
1945         Grissly's Millions
1944         The Mummy's Curse
1944         Barbary Coast Gent
1944         Marriage Is a Private Affair
1944         Bordertown Trail
1944         Three Little Sisters
1944         Raiders of Ghost City
1944         Since You Went Away
1944         Are These Our Parents?
1944         Roger Touhy, Gangster
1944         A Night of Adventure
1944         3 Men in White
1944         Follow the Boys
1944         Moon Over Las Vegas
1944         Main Street Today 
1944         The Fighting Sullivans
1944         The Fighting Seabees
1943         A Guy Named Joe
1943         Smart Guy
1943         Where Are Your Children?
1943         Mystery Broadcast
1943         The Deerslayer
1943         The Mad Ghoul
1943         Mystery of the 13th Guest
1943         Corvette K-225
1943         Always a Bridesmaid
1943         Oklahoma Outlaws 
1943         Swing Shift Maisie
1943         Adventures of the Flying Cadets
1943         Headin' for God's Country
1943         Destroyer
1943         Salute to the Marines
1943         Crime Doctor
1943         Hit Parade of 1943
1943         Air Force
1942         Andy Hardy's Double Life
1942         Ridin' Down the Canyon
1942         Underground Agent
1942         War Dogs
1942         Seven Days' Leave
1942         Secrets of a Co-Ed
1942         For Me and My Gal
1942         Smith of Minnesota
1942         Flying Tigers
1942         Secret Enemies
1942         The Big Street
1942         The War Against Mrs. Hadley
1942         A-Haunting We Will Go
1942         The Pride of the Yankees
1942         Men of Texas
1942         Friendly Enemies
1942         Top Sergeant
1942         Private Buckaroo
1942         Pacific Rendezvous
1942         Mokey
1942         Ship Ahoy
1942         My Favorite Blonde
1942         Secret Agent of Japan
1942         Man with Two Lives
1942         The Adventures of Martin Eden
1942         Cowboy Serenade
1942         A Close Call for Ellery Queen
1942         The Lady Has Plans
1942         Blue, White and Perfect
1942         Sealed Lips
1941         Design for Scandal
1941         Ball of Fire
1941         They Died with Their Boots On
1941         Texas
1941         Badlands of Dakota
1941         International Squadron
1941         Dive Bomber
1941         Our Wife
1941         Her First Beau
1941         Sheriff of Tombstone
1941         Mutiny in the Arctic
1941         Men of Boys Town
1941         The Great Lie
1941         I Wanted Wings
1941         Back in the Saddle
1941         Andy Hardy's Private Secretary
1941         The Trial of Mary Dugan
1941         The Strawberry Blonde
1941         A Crime Does Not Pay Subject: 'Forbidden Passage'
1941         Western Union
1941         The Dog in the Orchard
1941         Tall, Dark and Handsome
1940         Flight Command
1940         Santa Fe Trail
1940         Moon Over Burma
1940         Arizona
1940         Little Nellie Kelly
1940         Give Us Wings
1940         Street of Memories
1940         Cherokee Strip
1940         Wyoming
1940         Public Deb No. 1
1940         Girl from Havana
1940         South to Karanga
1940         Black Diamonds
1940         Pony Express Days 
1940         Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
1940         Island of Doomed Men
1940         Gangs of Chicago
1940         Flight Angels
1940         Ski Patrol
1940         Edison, the Man
1940         Charlie Chan in Panama
1940         Northwest Passage 
1940         The Man from Dakota
1940         My Little Chickadee
1940         The Lone Wolf Strikes
1939         Slightly Honorable
1939         Nick Carter, Master Detective
1939         The Man from Montreal
1939         Geronimo
1939         Espionage Agent
1939         Thunder Afloat
1939         When Tomorrow Comes
1939         Bad Lands
1939         Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever
1939         They All Come Out
1939         Inside Information
1939         The Gracie Allen Murder Case
1939         Exile Express
1939         Tell No Tales
1939         For Love or Money
1939         They Made Her a Spy
1939         Whispering Enemies
1939         Mystery of the White Room
1939         Money to Loan
1939         I Was a Convict
1939         Twelve Crowded Hours
1939         Off the Record
1939         Burn 'Em Up O'Connor
1938         Flight to Fame
1938         The Last Express
1938         That Certain Age
1938         Valley of the Giants
1938         Boys Town
1938         Gateway
1938         Strange Glory
1938         The Devil's Party
1938         Accidents Will Happen
1938         Prison Nurse
1938         What Price Safety!
1938         The Black Doll
1937         The Barrier
1937         Alcatraz Island
1937         Love Is on the Air
1937         Wine, Women and Horses
1937         Dance Charlie Dance
1937         Mr. Dodd Takes the Air
1937         White Bondage
1937         They Won't Forget
1937         The Singing Marine
1937         Draegerman Courage
1937         Romance of Louisiana
1937         Ready, Willing and Able
1937         Her Husband's Secretary
1937         Black Legion
1937         God's Country and the Woman
1937         Smart Blonde
1936         Trailin' West
1936         The Case of the Velvet Claws
1936         China Clipper
1936         Jailbreak
1936         Anthony Adverse
1936         Hot Money
1936         Public Enemy's Wife
1936         The Song of a Nation 
1936         Bullets or Ballots
1936         The Law in Her Hands
1936         Colleen
1936         The Walking Dead
1936         Sutter's Gold
1936         Song of the Saddle
1936         Road Gang
1936         The Petrified Forest
1936         Man Hunt
1936         Ceiling Zero
1935         Frisco Kid
1935         The Eagle's Brood
1935         Freckles
1935         Little Big Shot
1935         Here Comes the Band
1935         The Crusades
1935         Front Page Woman
1935         Dinky
1935         Alias Mary Dow
1935         G Men
1935         Eight Bells
1935         Black Fury
1935         A Dog of Flanders
1935         Sweet Music
1935         Home on the Range
1935         Society Doctor
1935         The White Cockatoo
1934         365 Nights in Hollywood
1934         Babbitt
1934         Gentlemen Are Born
1934         The St. Louis Kid
1934         A Lost Lady
1934         The Case of the Howling Dog
1934         British Agent
1934         The Girl from Missouri
1934         Our Daily Bread
1934         Beyond the Law
1934         Such Women Are Dangerous
1934         The Love Captive
1934         Let's Be Ritzy
1933         Lone Cowboy
1933         Riot Squad

Matinee Classics - Ridin' Down the Canyon starring Roy Rogers, George ‘Gabby’ Hayes, Bob Nolan, Addison Richards, Lorna Gray, Forrest Taylor, Hal Taliaferro, Roy Barcroft, James Seay, Olin Howland and Linda Hayes
Matinee Classics - Back in the Saddle starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Lee, Edward Norris, Julie Bishop, Addison Richards, Arthur Loft, Edmund Elton, Joe McGuinn, Robert Barron and Edmund Cobb
Matinee Classics - The Pride of the Yankees starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea, Babe Ruth, Elsa Janssen, Ludwig Stossel, Virginia Gilmore, Bill Dickey, Ernie Adams, Pierre Watkin, Harry Harvey, Bob Meusel, Mark Koenig, Bill Stern, Addison Richards, Hardie Albright, Edward Fielding, George Lessey, Edgar Barrier, Douglas Croft, Gene Collins, David Holt, Ray Noble, Frank Faylen, Dane Clark and Pat Flaherty
Matinee Classics - Love Laughs at Andy Hardy starring Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Sara Haden, Bonita Granville, Hal Hackett, Dick Simmons, Geraldine Wall and Addison Richards
Matinee Classics - The Fighting Seabees starring John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Dennis O'Keefe, William Frawley, Paul Fix, Grant Withers, Ben Welden, Leonid Kinskey, J.M. Kerrigan, William Forrest, Addison Richards, Jay Norris, Duncan Renaldo and Wally Wales
Matinee Classics - Love Laughs at Andy Hardy starring Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Sara Haden, Bonita Granville, Hal Hackett, Dick Simmons, Geraldine Wall and Addison Richards
Matinee Classics - Man With Two Lives starring Edward Norris, Marlo Dwyer, Eleanor Lawson, Frederick Burton, Addison Richards, Edward Keane, Hugh Sothern, Tom Seidel, Elliott Sullivan, Anthony Warde, Ernie Adams, Kenne Duncan, George Dobbs, Lois Landon, Frances Richards, Jack Buckley, Jack Ingram and George Kirby
Matinee Classics - The Eagle's Brood starring William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy, James Ellison, William Farnum, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Addison Richards, Nana Martinez, Frank Shannon, Dorothy Revier, Paul Fix, Al Lydell, John Merton, George Mari, Juan Torena and Henry Sylvester

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