The following information was submitted by B. L. Lowe of Thistle Fine Art:
An American film actor and director, he painted as a hobby and sold his first painting at age 15.
Richard Whorf was born on June 4, 1906, in Winthrop, Massachusetts, the brother of renowned painter John Whorf. He began his career in acting as a teenager on the Boston stage, moving to Broadway when he was 21 years old. He then moved to Hollywood, working in movies as a contract player in the 1930s and 1940s, becoming a director in 1944. His acting credits include "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942), "Keeper of the Flame" (1942), "Christmas Holiday" (1944), and others.
As a Director he became best known for a number of television progr
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