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Jason Robards, Sr. Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Dec 31, 1892
  • Died: Apr 4, 1963
  • Birth Name: Jason Nelson Robards

He studied theater at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After establishing himself prominently on the American stage, he began appearing in silents beginning with [[Feature~V92981~The Gilded Lily~thegildedlily]] (1921). He appeared in more than 100 films, the last of which was the [[Performer~P107032~Elvis Presley~elvispresley]] vehicle [[Feature~V54605~Wild in the Country~wildinthecountry]] (1961). He starred in a number of silents, often as a clean-living rural hero; in the sound era he began playing character roles, almost always as an arch villain. Due to a serious eye infection, he was absent from the big screen in the '50s. He was the father of actor Jason Robards, with whom he appeared on Broadway in 1958 in [[Feature~V143476~The Disenchanted~thedisenchanted]]. ~ Rovi