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Richard Whorf

 (1906 - 1966)
Richard Whorf was active/lived in California, Massachusetts.  Richard Whorf is known for allegory, genre.

Richard Whorf

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  ...  Displaying 750 of 2204 characters.

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About  Richard Whorf

Born:  1906 - Winthrop, Massachusetts
Died:   1966
Known for:  allegory, genre