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Remembering Richard Widmark Who Passed At 93 Today HARTFORD, Conn. - Richard Widmark, who made a sensational film debut as the giggling killer in "Kiss of Death" and became a leading man in "Broken Lance," "Two Rode Together", Lt. Carl Anderson in this clip and 40 other films, died at his home in Roxbury after a long illness. He was 93. ADVERTISEMENT Widmark's wife, Susan Blanchard, said he died Monday. She would not provide details of his illness and said funeral arrangements are private.
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Added: 26th March 2008
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Posted By: Old Fart
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-03-27 
Wow, he played a psychotic killer to the hilt in 'Kiss of Death. In fact this film was his movie debut.

Originally, Patricia Morrison played Victor Mature's wife, who is attacked and raped by a gangster who is supposed to be watching out for her while Mature is in prison, and afterwards she commits suicide by sticking her head in the kitchen oven and turning on the gas. Both scenes were cut from the original print at the insistence of the censors, who wanted no depiction of either a rape or a suicide, so although Morison's name appears in the credits, she does not appear in the film at all (although mention is made later in the film about Mature's wife's suicide).
Posted by: Cathy on 2008-03-27 
I remember my father watching this whenever it came on TV. Thank goodness on demand didn't exist back then!

Mr. Widmark will certainly be missed!
Posted by: eric1957 on 2008-05-22 
Another role Richard Widmark was famous was the movie No Way Out which he played a racist. It was Sidney Poitier's first movie.
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