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Richard Venture (born Richard Charles Venturella; November 11, 1923 – December 19, 2017) was an American actor. He performed in more than eighty films from 1964 to 2001. His television guest-credits include The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Fame and Murder, She Wrote. Venture died just 31 days prior to ex-wife actress Olivia Cole, in December 2017 at the age of 94.
Richard Charles Venturella
November 11, 1923
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||December 19, 2017 (aged 94)|
Chester, Connecticut, U.S.
(m. 1946; div. 1971)
(m. 1971; div. 1984)
(m. 1984; div. 1995)
Venture was born in New York City.
He debuted on Broadway in Dinosaur Wharf (1951). His other Broadway credits included The National Health (1974), Chemin de Fer (1973), The Visit (1973), Murderous Angels (1971), Solitaire / Double Solitaire (1971) Double Solitaire (1971), and The Merchant of Venice (1951).
Venture wed actress Grayce Grant in 1950, and they divorced in 1971. They had four children. He was married to actress Olivia Cole from 1971 until their divorce in 1984. He and Lorraine Venture married in 1984 and divorced in 1995.
|1965||Dark Intruder||The 1st Man|
|1972||The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds||Floyd Hunsdorfer|
|1974||Man on a Swing||Man in Motel|
|1976||Diary of the Dead||Fergy|
|1976||All the President's Men||Assistant Metro Editor #4|
|1977||Airport '77||Commander Guay|
|1977||The Greatest||Colonel Cedrich|
|1977||Looking for Mr. Goodbar||Doctor|
|1978||The Betsy||Mark Sampson|
|1979||The Onion Field||Detective Glenn Bates|
|1979||The Last Word||Ellinger|
|1980||The Hunter||Captain Spota|
|1986||Touch and Go||Gower|
|1986||Heartbreak Ridge||Colonel Myers|
|1987||The Sicilian||Cardinal of Palermo|
|1990||Navy SEALs||Admiral Colker|
|1992||Scent of a Woman||William Slade|
|1994||Imaginary Crimes||Judge Klein|
|1996||Courage Under Fire||Don Boylar|
|1997||Red Corner||Ambassador Reed|
|2001||Series 7: The Contenders||Franklin James||(final film role)|
|1976||The Practice||Mr. Miller||Episode "Jules and Eddie"|
|1976||Helter Skelter||Police Inspector|
|1979||From Here to Eternity||Colonel Delbart|
|1980||Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case||Judge Richard Barber|
|1981||The Best Little Girl in the World||Dr. Neil Holzer|
|1982||The Executioner's Song||Earl Dorius|
|1983||The Thorn Birds||Harry Gough|
|1983||Cocaine: One Man's Seduction||Dan Hatten|
|1985||Street Hawk||Commander Leo Altobelli||13 episodes|
|1985||Golden Girls||Milton||1 episode|
|1986||Second Serve||Dr. David Radley|
|As Summers Die||Brevard Holt|
|1987||Billionaire Boys Club||Nelson Prescott|
|The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd|
|1990||L.A. Law||Abe Lassen||Episode "Bound for Glory"|
|1991-2000||Law & Order||Douglas Greer|
|1993||The Boys||Al Kozarian|
|1993||The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.||Mack Brackman||Episode "Showdown"|
- Richard Venture, Character Actor in 'Scent of a Woman,' 'Being There' and Lots More, Dies at 94
- Lentz, Harris M., III (2018). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2017. McFarland. p. 397. ISBN 9781476670324. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
- "Richard Venture". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 12 July 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
- "Richard Venture, 94". Classic Images (513): 48, 52. March 2018.
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