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Also Known As: Richard B. Whorf Died: December 14, 1966
Born: June 4, 1906 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA Profession: actor, director, producer, set designer

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At the age of 16, Johnny Whitworth won YM MAGAZINE's initial "Young and Modern Man" contest in 1991. Within two years, the Charleston native had begun his showbiz career making a guest appearance in the pilot of the short-lived ABC sitcom "Phenom." After landing a recurring role as a boyfriend of Julia Salinger (Neve Campbell) on Fox's "Party of 5" (1994), Whitworth made his feature film debut as a youth who works at McDonald's in the comedy "Bye Bye, Love" (1995) and that same year brought charm to his role as a would-be artist working at a record store in "Empire Records." Reportedly, the actor turned down a number of roles, attempting to avoid typecasting as the boyfriend or the heartthrob. He chose a grittier role as a brooding teenager who becomes orphaned in Martin Donovan's muddled "Someone Is Waiting" (1997). Whitworth fared better with a breakthrough performance as a leukemia victim whose condition could have been avoided in Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of John Grisham's "The Rainmaker" (1997).

At the age of 16, Johnny Whitworth won YM MAGAZINE's initial "Young and Modern Man" contest in 1991. Within two years, the Charleston native had begun his showbiz career making a guest appearance in the pilot of the short-lived ABC sitcom "Phenom." After landing a recurring role as a boyfriend of Julia Salinger (Neve Campbell) on Fox's "Party of 5" (1994), Whitworth made his feature film debut as a youth who works at McDonald's in the comedy "Bye Bye, Love" (1995) and that same year brought charm to his role as a would-be artist working at a record store in "Empire Records." Reportedly, the actor turned down a number of roles, attempting to avoid typecasting as the boyfriend or the heartthrob. He chose a grittier role as a brooding teenager who becomes orphaned in Martin Donovan's muddled "Someone Is Waiting" (1997). Whitworth fared better with a breakthrough performance as a leukemia victim whose condition could have been avoided in Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of John Grisham's "The Rainmaker" (1997).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  The Groom Wore Spurs (1951) Director
2.
  Champagne for Caesar (1950) Director
3.
  Luxury Liner (1948) Director
4.
  Till the Clouds Roll By (1947) Director
5.
  Love from a Stranger (1947) Director
6.
  It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) Director
7.
  The Sailor Takes a Wife (1946) Director
8.
  Blonde Fever (1945) Director
9.
  The Hidden Eye (1945) Director
10.

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Chain Lightning (1950) Carl Troxell
2.
 The Cross of Lorraine (1944) Fran├žois [Le Mair]
3.
 The Impostor (1944) Lieutenant Vareene
4.
 Christmas Holiday (1944) Simon Fenimore
5.
 Assignment in Brittany (1943) [Jean] Kerenor
6.
 Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) Sam H. Harris
7.
 Keeper of the Flame (1942) Clive Kerndon
8.
 Juke Girl (1942) Danny Frazier
9.
 Blues in the Night (1941) Jigger Pine
10.
 Midnight (1934) Arthur Weldon
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Left school for acting aged 15
1927:
Broadway acting debut
1934:
Film acting debut in "Midnight"
1940:
Hired by Warners
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Hired by MGM
1944:
Film directing debut with "Blonde Fever"
1949:
Returned to Broadway
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Returned to producing film in 1950s
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rjhdds ( 2008-06-30 )

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A sullen looking American actor and director. AS ACTOR: Midnight 34. Blues in the Night 41. Yankee Doodle Dandy 42. Keeper of the Flame 43. Christmas Holiday 44. Chain Ligtening 50. etc As DIRECTOR: The Hidden Eye 45. Till the Clouds Roll By 46. It Happened in Brooklyn 47. Love From a Stranger 47. Luxury Liner 48. Champagne for Caesar 50. Many TV comedy and drama including The Beverly Hillbilies and Rawhide.

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