Richard FarnsworthRichard Farnsworth (September 1, 1920 - October 6, 2000) was an American actor. Born in Los Angeles, California, he began his film career as a stunt man, performing several horse riding stunts in such films as the Marx Brothers' A Day at the Races at the age of 17. He received his first credit, as "Dick Farnsworth", in Texas Across the River in 1966.
Having been diagnosed with terminal cancer, Farnsworth committed suicide by shooting himself at his ranch in Lincoln, New Mexico. He is interred with his wife in the Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
Richard Farnsworth has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street.