Richard Kiley

Richard Paul Kiley (31 March 1922 – 5 March 1999) was an American stage, television, and film actor, though he is best known for his voice work, as narrator of various documentary series. In Jurassic Park, the impresario boasted, "We've spared no expense. We got Richard Kiley to do the narration!" [approximate quote]

Kiley was born in Chicago, Illinois. His work on stage included Oklahoma! in 1947, and the lead roles in Redhead and the original production of Man of La Mancha, for which he won Tony Awards in 1959 and 1966.

Kiley won several Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for his work in television, including The Thorn Birds (1983) and A Year in the Life (1986–87).

He died of bone-marrow disease in Warwick, New York in 1999.

Partial Filmography

  • Patch Adams (1998)
  • Tigers of the Snow (1997) (TV)
  • Phenomenon (1996)
  • Jurassic Park (1993) (voice)
  • A Year in the Life (1987) TV
  • Howard the Duck (1986) (voice)
  • George Washington (1984) TV Miniseries
  • The Thorn Birds (1983) TV Miniseries
  • Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
  • Blackboard Jungle (1955)

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He died of bone-marrow disease in Warwick, New York in 1999. See also: Other Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood. Kiley won several Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for his work in television, including The Thorn Birds (1983) and A Year in the Life (1986–87). Massey has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for movies at 1719 Vine Street and one for television at 6708 Hollywood Blvd. His work on stage included Oklahoma! in 1947, and the lead roles in Redhead and the original production of Man of La Mancha, for which he won Tony Awards in 1959 and 1966. On July 29, 1983 he died in Los Angeles, California from pneumonia and is buried in New Haven, Connecticut. Kiley was born in Chicago, Illinois. His brother was Vincent Massey, the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada.

We got Richard Kiley to do the narration!" [approximate quote]. He has two children who followed him into acting: Anna Massey and Daniel Massey. In Jurassic Park, the impresario boasted, "We've spared no expense. Massey became well-known on television in the 1950s and 1960s, especially in his role as Doctor Gillespie in the series Doctor Kildare. Richard Paul Kiley (31 March 1922 – 5 March 1999) was an American stage, television, and film actor, though he is best known for his voice work, as narrator of various documentary series. Following the war, he became an American citizen. Blackboard Jungle (1955). He rejoined the Canadian Army during World War II, and was wounded and invalided out in 1943.

Goodbar (1977). Despite being Canadian, Massey became famous for his quintessential American roles, as Abraham Lincoln in 1940's Abe Lincoln in Illinois (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor), in 1941's Santa Fe Trail, in which he played abolitionist John Brown, and as Lincoln again in 1962's How the West Was Won. Looking for Mr. Early in Massey's career, Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926), heard Massey perform and was struck by the close similarity of Massey's speaking voice to that of his father. The Thorn Birds (1983) TV Miniseries. G. Wells' Things to Come. George Washington (1984) TV Miniseries. In 1936 he starred in H.

Howard the Duck (1986) (voice). His first movie role was High Treason in 1927, and he played Sherlock Holmes in The Speckled Band in the following year. A Year in the Life (1987) TV. However, drawn to the theater, in 1922 he appeared on the London stage. Jurassic Park (1993) (voice). Severely wounded in action in France, he was sent home where he eventually worked in the family business, selling farm implements. Phenomenon (1996). His first stage appearance was in Siberia, where he entertained the American troops who were on occupation duty.

Tigers of the Snow (1997) (TV). At the outbreak of World War I he joined the Canadian Army. Patch Adams (1998). He was educated at Upper Canada College, the University of Toronto and at Balliol College, Oxford, England. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he was the son of Hart Massey, the wealthy owner of the Massey-Ferguson Tractor Company. Raymond Hart Massey (August 30, 1896 - July 29, 1983) was a Canadian actor.

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