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Jason Robards

Jason Robards
Robards as Cheyenne in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968).
Personal information
Birth nameJason Nelson Robards, Jr.
Birth dateJuly 26, 1922
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, United States
Date of deathDecember 26, 2000(age 78)
Death placeBridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Cause of deathLung Cancer
Years active1946 2000
Known forPlaying Historical Figures,
Eugene O'Neill
SpouseEleanor Pittman (1948 1958; divorced)
Rachel Taylor (1959 1961; divorced)
Lauren Bacall (1961 1969; divorced)
Lois O'Connor (1970 2000; his death)
Children6, including Sam Robards
ParentsJason Robards, Sr.,
Hope Maxine (nee Glanville)

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Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. (July 26, 1922 December 26, 2000) was an American actor on stage, and in film and television, and a winner of the Tony Award (theatre), two Academy Awards (film) and the Emmy Award (television). He was also a United States Navy combat veteran of World War II.

He became famous playing works of Eugene O'Neill, an American playwright, and regularly performed in O'Neill's works throughout his career. Robards was cast in both common-man roles and as well-known historical figures.

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