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Robert Anson Jordan, III

Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Death: Died in Los Angeles, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of <private> Jordan and Constance Hand
Ex-husband of <private> Widdoes
Father of <private> Jordan and <private> Jordan
Brother of <private> Jordan

Occupation: Actor/Producer
Managed by: Private User
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Widdoes
    • <private> Jordan
    • <private> Brown
    • <private> Jordan
    • <private> Jordan
    • <private> Jordan
    • stepfather
    • stepfather
    • <private> Morris
    • <private> Morris
    • <private> (Morris)

About Richard Jordan

From Wikipedia:

Richard Anson Jordan (July 19, 1938–August 30, 1993) was a Golden Globe-winning Harvard-educated American stage, screen and film actor. He was a long-time member of the New York Shakespeare Festival, and appeared in many Off Broadway and Broadway plays. His films include Logan's Run, Old Boyfriends, Les Misérables, Raise the Titanic!, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, The Yakuza, The Bunker, Dune, The Secret of My Success, The Hunt for Red October and Gettysburg. He was to have played the part of Dr. Charles Nichols in The Fugitive, but fell ill during shooting, and was replaced by Jeroen Krabbé. He died of a brain tumor in 1993.

Jordan's final role was that of General Lewis Armistead in Gettysburg. One of the first members of the cast (some 15 years before the film was made) it has been said that the film was one of his proudest achievements as an actor. He was close friends with author Michael Shaara, writer of The Killer Angels (the novel which Gettysburg was based upon), and also contributed to the screenplay. Jordan's last moment on screen was the mortal wounding of his character, General Armistead.

In 1976, Jordan starred as Joseph Armagh, in a highly successful early TV mini-series, Taylor Caldwell's "Captain's and the Kings".

Jordan had a daughter Nina (born 1964) from his marriage (1964-1972) to actress Kathleen Widdoes, and a son Robert (born 1983) by his nine-year relationship with actress Blair Brown. At the time of his death, he was in a five-year relationship with actress Marcia Cross.


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Richard Jordan's Timeline

July 19, 1938
New York, New York, United States
August 30, 1993
Age 55
Los Angeles, California, United States