Richard Ward

Richard Ward

  • Born on
    • March 15th, 1915
  • Died on
    • July 1st, 1979
Richard Ward, (March 15, 1915 – July 1, 1979) was a gravel-voiced African American actor on the stage, television, and in films, from 1949 until his death. Though best known through his TV appearances late in life, both in sitcoms and police procedurals, Ward also had an extensive film resume and a distinguished stage career, one of the highlights of the latter being his portrayal of Willy Loman in the 1972 production of Death of a Salesman, staged in Baltimore's Center Stage (the first African American production of Arthur Miller's signature opus, produced with the playwright's blessing); Ward's own favorite among his theatrical vehicles was Ceremonies in Dark Old Men.


Acting (13 Credits)

1980Brubaker as Abraham Cook
1979The Jerk as Father
1976The Death Collector as Gunsmith
1975Starsky and Hutch as Captain Doobey
1975Mandingo as Agamemnon
1974For Pete's Sake as Bernie
1973Cops and Robbers as Paul Jones
1972Across 110th Street as Doc Johnson
1971Brother John as Frank
1969The Learning Tree as Booker Savage
1964Black Like Me as Burt Wilson
1964Nothing But a Man as Mill Hand
1963The Cool World as Street speaker

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