Richard Barthelmess

Richard Barthelmess
1895 - 1963

Richard Barthelmess  American Actor


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Richard Barthelmess was previously married to Jessica Sargent (1928 - 1963) and Mary Hay (1920 - 1927).

Richard Barthelmess was engaged to Katherine Young Wilson (1927).

Richard Barthelmess was in relationships with Norma Talmadge (1931 - 1932), Adela Rogers St. Johns, Barbara Bennett and Constance Talmadge.

Richard Barthelmess had an encounter with Marlene Dietrich (1942).


American Actor Richard Barthelmess was born Richard Semler Barthelmess on 9th May, 1895 in New York City and passed away on 17th Aug 1963 Southampton, NY aged 68. He is most remembered for Broken Blossoms. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Richard Barthelmess was in an on-screen matchup with Bette Davis in The Cabin in the Cotton (1932).

Richard Barthelmess is a member of the following lists: American film actors, People from Long Island and Cancer deaths in New York.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating4 1 year 3 months, 1 day -
Engaged1 1 year - -
Married2 36 years, 7 months 22 years, 3 months -
Encounter1 - - -
Total8 36 years, 7 months 5 years, 10 months 1 year


First Name Richard
Middle Name Semler
Last Name Barthelmess
Full Name at Birth Richard Semler Barthelmess
Alternative Name "Dick" (nickname)
Age 68 (age at death) years
Birthday 9th May, 1895
Birthplace New York City
Died 17th August, 1963
Place of Death Southampton, NY
Cause of Death Throat Cancer
Buried Ferncliff Cemetery
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Trinity College Hartford, Hudson River Military Academy
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Broken Blossoms
Year(s) Active 1916–1942
Father Alfred W. Barthelmes
Mother Caroline Harris
Family Member Mary Barthelmess (daughter)
Friend William Powell, Ronald Colman, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Milton Sills, Jack Holt, Harold Lloyd, Lillian Gish, Alla Nazimova

Richard Semler Barthelmess (May 9, 1895 – August 17, 1963) was an American film actor, principally of the Hollywood silent era. He starred opposite Lillian Gish in D. W. Griffith's Broken Blossoms (1919) and Way Down East (1920) and was among the founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927. The following year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for two films: The Patent Leather Kid and The Noose.

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Richard Barthelmess68 TaurusActor
Marlene Dietrich90 CapricornActress
Norma Talmadge63 TaurusActress
Jessica Sargent-
Katherine Young Wilson-
Mary Hay55 LeoActress
Adela Rogers St. Johns94 TaurusWriter
Barbara Bennett51 LeoDancer
Constance Talmadge75 AriesActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
MaryFemaleMary Hay


The Spoilers1942Bronco Kid FarrowMovie
The Mayor of 44th Street1942Ed KirbyMovie
The Man Who Talked Too Much1940J.B. RoscoeMovie
Only Angels Have Wings1939Bat MacPhersonMovie
Spy of Napoleon1936Gerard de LanoyMovie
Four Hours to Kill!1935Tony MakoMovie
A Modern Hero1934Pierre Radier aka Paul RaderMovie
Massacre1934Chief Joe ThunderhorseMovie
Midnight Alibi1934Lance McGowan, Robert AndersMovie
Central Airport1933James 'Jim' BlaineMovie
Heroes for Sale1933Thomas 'Tom' HolmesMovie
The Cabin in the Cotton1932Marvin BlakeMovie
Alias the Doctor1932Karl BrennerMovie
The Finger Points1931Breckenridge 'Breck' LeeMovie
The Last Flight1931Cary LockwoodMovie
The Stolen Jools1931Richard BarthelmessShort Film
The Dawn Patrol1930Dick CourtneyMovie
Son of the Gods1930Sam LeeMovie
The Lash1930Francisco Delfino 'Pancho'Movie
Show of Shows1929'Meet My Sister' PresenterMovie
Drag1929David CarrollMovie
Weary River1929Jerry LarrabeeMovie
Young Nowheres1929Albert 'Binky' WhalenMovie
The Noose1928Nickie ElkinsMovie
The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come1928Chad BufordMovie
Out of the Ruins1928Lt. Pierre DumontMovie
Wheel of Chance1928Jacob Taline, Nicolai TurkeltaubMovie
Scarlet Seas1928Steven DunkinMovie
The Drop Kick1927Jack HamillMovie
The Patent Leather Kid1927Patent Leather KidMovie
Camille1926GastonShort Film
The Amateur Gentleman1926Barnabas BartyMovie
Just Suppose1926Prince Rupert of KoroniaMovie
Ranson's Folly1926Lt. RansonMovie
The White Black Sheep1926Robert KincarinMovie
New Toys1925Will WebbMovie
The Beautiful City1925Tony GillardiMovie
Shore Leave1925D.X. (Bilge) SmithMovie
Soul-Fire1925Eric FaneMovie
The Enchanted Cottage1924Oliver BashforthMovie
Classmates1924Duncan Irving JrMovie
Fury1923Boy LeytonMovie
The Bright Shawl1923Charles AbbottMovie
The Fighting Blade1923Karl Van KerstenbroockMovie
Twenty-One1923Julian McCulloughMovie
The Bond Boy1922John Newbolt, Peter Newbolt (father)Movie
The Seventh Day1922John Alden Jr.Movie
Sonny1922Joe, Sonny CrosbyMovie
Tol'able David1921David KinemonMovie
Way Down East1920David BartlettMovie
The Idol Dancer1920Dan McGuireMovie
The Love Flower1920Bruce SandersMovie
Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl1919Cheng Huan - The Yellow Man (as Mr. Richard Barthelmess)Movie
Scarlet Days1919Don Maria AlvarezMovie
The Girl Who Stayed at Home1919Ralph GreyMovie
Boots1919Everett WhiteMovie
I'll Get Him Yet1919Scoop McCreadyMovie
Peppy Polly1919Dr. James MerrittMovie
Three Men and a Girl1919Christopher KentMovie
Rich Man, Poor Man1918Bayard VarickMovie
Hit-the-Trail Holliday1918Bobby JasonMovie
Sunshine Nan1918MacPherson ClarkMovie
The Hope Chest1918Tom BallantyneMovie
Wild Primrose1918Jack WiltonMovie
The Seven Swans1917Prince CharmingMovie
Bab's Burglar1917Tommy GrayMovie
Bab's Diary1917Tommy GrayMovie
The Eternal Sin1917GennaroMovie
For Valour1917Henry NobbsMovie
The Moral Code1917Gary MillerMovie
Nearly Married1917Dick GriffonMovie
Soul of a Magdalen, The1917Louis BrouletteMovie
Streets of Illusion, The1917Donald MortonMovie
The Valentine Girl1917Robert WentworthMovie
Snow White1916Pie Man (uncredited)Movie
Just a Song at Twilight1916George TurnerMovie
War Brides1916Arno (as Richard S. Barthelmess)Movie
Gloria's Romance1916Movie
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