|Birthname||Richard William Farnsworth|
|born on||1 September 1920 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )|
|Place||Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15|
|Timezone||PST h8w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||08°38' 13°07 Asc. 25°11'|
American actor and stuntman, best known for his performances in The Grey Fox (1982), for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination, Anne of Green Gables (1985), Misery (1990), and The Straight Story (1999), for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
In 1937, at age 16, Farnsworth was working as a stable hand at a polo field in Los Angeles for six dollars a week when he was offered employment with better pay as a stuntman. He rode horses in films such as The Adventures of Marco Polo featuring Gary Cooper and performed horse-riding stunts in films including A Day at the Races (1937) and Gunga Din (1939). Farnsworth was employed on the set of Spartacus (1960) for eleven months where he drove a chariot.
Farnsworth had a long marriage and had two children. After becoming a widower, he lived on a ranch in Lincoln, New Mexico. On 6 October 2000, after a long illness with metastatic prostate cancer, Farnsworth committed suicide by shooting himself at his ranch. He was 80.
- Relationship : Marriage 1947 (Margaret Hill)
- Death of Mate 1985 (Margaret Hill)
- Work : Prize 1997 (Hall of Great Western Performers inductee)
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (38 years with Margaret Hill)
- Family : Relationship : Widowed
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
- Personal : Death : Suicide
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film and TV)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Circus/ Animal acts (Horse stuntman)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Stunt work (Horse stuntman)
- Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame)
- Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Great Western Performers)
- Notable : Awards : Oscar (Nominated)