Richard Greene


Actor
Richard Greene

About

Also Known As
Richard Marius Joseph Greene
Birth Place
Plymouth, England, GB
Born
August 25, 1914
Died
June 02, 1985
Cause of Death
Complications From A 1982 Head Injury And A Brain Tumor

Biography

British actor Richard Greene captivated audiences with his incredible performances on the big screen. In 1933, he made his stage debut. Greene began his acting career with roles in such films as "Submarine Patrol" (1938), "My Lucky Star" (1938) and "Four Men and a Prayer" (1938). He also appeared in "Kentucky" (1938), "Here I Am a Stranger" (1939) and "The Hound of the Baskervilles"...

Family & Companions

Patricia Medina
Wife
Actor. Married December 24, 1941; separated April 1950; divorced June 25, 1951.
Beatriz Summers
Wife
Brazilian heiress; married 1960; divorced 1980.

Biography

British actor Richard Greene captivated audiences with his incredible performances on the big screen. In 1933, he made his stage debut. Greene began his acting career with roles in such films as "Submarine Patrol" (1938), "My Lucky Star" (1938) and "Four Men and a Prayer" (1938). He also appeared in "Kentucky" (1938), "Here I Am a Stranger" (1939) and "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1939). His film career continued throughout the forties and the fifties in productions like "That Dangerous Age" (1949), "The Fighting O'Flynn" (1949) and the comedy adaptation "The Fan" (1949) with Jeanne Crain. He also appeared in "Lorna Doone" (1951). Greene was most recently credited in "Walt: The Man Behind the Myth" (ABC, 2001-02). Greene continued to exercise his talent in the eighties, taking on a mix of projects like "Getting Even" (1981), "Special Effects" (1984) and "Maria's Lovers" (1985). His credits also expanded to "Ordeal By Innocence" with Donald Sutherland (1985) and "The Mosquito Coast" with Harrison Ford (1986). Greene passed away in June 1985 at the age of 71.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Harlan County War (2000)
Performer
Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? (1990)
Performer
Tales from the Crypt (1972)
[Ralph] Jason
Kiss & Kill (1969)
Nayland Smith
Die Folterkammer des Doktor Fu Manchu (1968)
The Farmer's Other Daughter (1965)
Sword of Sherwood Forest (1961)
Robin Hood
Bandits of Corsica (1953)
Count Mario Franchi/Lucien, also known as Carlos
Rogue's March (1953)
Capt. Thomas Garron
Captain Scarlett (1953)
Captain Scarlett
The Black Castle (1952)
Sir Ronald Burton, also known as Richard Beckett
Lorna Doone (1951)
John Ridd
The Desert Hawk (1950)
Omar [The Desert Hawk]
My Daughter Joy (1950)
Shadow of the Eagle (1950)
Count Alexei Orloff
The Fighting O'Flynn (1949)
Lord Sedgemouth
The Fan (1949)
Lord Arthur Windermere
That Dangerous Age (1949)
Forever Amber (1947)
Lord [Harry] Almsbury
Yellow Canary (1944)
Lt. Comm. Jim Garrick
Flying Fortress (1942)
Jim Spence
I Was an Adventuress (1940)
Paul Vernay
Little Old New York (1940)
Robert Fulton
The Little Princess (1939)
Geoffrey Hamilton
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
Sir Henry Baskerville
Here I Am a Stranger (1939)
David [Paulding]
Stanley and Livingstone (1939)
Gareth Tyce
Kentucky (1938)
Jack Dillon
Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
Geoffrey [Leigh]
My Lucky Star (1938)
Larry Taylor
Submarine Patrol (1938)
Perry Townsend [III]

Producer (Feature Film)

Sword of Sherwood Forest (1961)
Producer

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Other
Maria's Lovers (1985)
Sound
Ordeal By Innocence (1985)
Sound

Life Events

1933

Made his stage debut

Photo Collections

Flying Fortress - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for the Teddington Studios production Flying Fortress (1942), starring Richard Greene. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.

Videos

Movie Clip

Forever Amber (1947) - I Make No Claim On Your Freedom In London to petition king Charles Stuart for privateering ships, noblemen Bruce (Cornel Wilde) and Harry (Richard Greene) are irritated to discover the impetuous Puritan girl they met in the countryside (Linda Darnell, the title character) in their rooms, in the extravagant Technicolor historical melodrama Forever Amber, 1947.
Forever Amber (1947) - Never Lead With The Ace Queen Summoned late at night to Whitehall by the king Charles Stuart (George Sanders), Carlton (Cornel Wilde), with sidekick Harry (Richard Greene), infers that the monarch has chosen to grant him the ships he wants, to keep him away from his own paramour Barbara (Natalie Draper), with whom he plays Piquet, in Otto Preminger’s Forever Amber, 1947.
Forever Amber (1947) - You Didn't Tell Me You Had An Uncle Clever shooting by director Otto Preminger, as Linda Darnell (title character) is now a London actress, pursued by wealthy Radcliffe (Richard Haydn), attended by her fellow former prisoner Nan (Jessica Tandy), thrilled to see old pal Harry (Richard Greene), who upsets her current sponsor Morgan (Glenn Langan), in Forever Amber, 1947.
Forever Amber (1947) - England Is Aflame Producer Darryl Zanuck and director Otto Preminger attempt the rare double-prologue, leading to the rural Puritan household of Leo G. Carroll, and top-billed Linda Darnell as the already rebellious title character, in the multi-million dollar 20th Century-Fox production from the Kathleen Winsor novel, Forever Amber, 1947.
Forever Amber (1947) - Both Alike In Dignity Now in London in her first fancy frock, Amber (Linda Darnell) is now involved with nobleman Bruce (Cornel Wilde), and with pal Harry (Richard Greene) they attend Shakespeare, where they spy Natalie Draper as Barbara, and see an opportunity to solicit King Charles (George Sanders) for ships, and fail badly, in Darryl F. Zanuck’s Forever Amber1947.
Fan, The (1949) - Lady Windermere's Fan From a framing device in post-WWII London, confirming the source is Oscar Wilde's play, Madeleine Carroll as ancient Mrs. Erlynne reveals herself to aged Lord Darlington (George Sanders), decades before with Cecil and Arthur (John Sutton, Richard Greene), in Otto Preminger's The Fan, 1949.
Fan, The (1949) - What Most Other Men Are Lord and Lady Windermere (Richard Greene, Jeanne Crain) attend a fencing match to watch Darlington (George Sanders) and Graham (John Sutton) compete, as evil Mrs. Erlynne (Madeleine Carroll), with Augustus (Hugh Dempster), alarms the duchess (Martita Hunt), in Otto Preminger's The Fan, 1949.
Little Princess, The (1939) - Wot Cher'! At school in London, Sara (Shirley Temple) shares a song with Arthur Treacher (A contemporary tune by Charles Ingle and Albert Chevalier) who's brought a letter from her father in the Boer War, only to learn with teacher Rose (Anita Louise), that it's bad news, in The Little Princess. 1939.

Family

William Friese-Greene
Grandfather
Film pioneer. Created the "Girl With the Moving Eyes" in 1885.
Richard Greene
Father
Actor.
Kathleen Greene
Mother
Actor.

Companions

Patricia Medina
Wife
Actor. Married December 24, 1941; separated April 1950; divorced June 25, 1951.
Beatriz Summers
Wife
Brazilian heiress; married 1960; divorced 1980.

Bibliography