Richard Jordan Biography (1937-1993)
Born Robert Anson Jordan, July 19, 1937 (some sources say 1938), in New York,NY; died of a brain tumor, August 30, 1993, in Los Angeles, CA. Actor, director, producer, and writer. Jordan became well-known for his performance in the 1976 television miniseries Captains and the Kings in which he played Irishimmigrant turned business magnate Joseph Armagh, but he was also a seasoned stage veteran, having performed in over one hundred plays. He played Romeo, Troilus, and Orlando, among others, throughout his eight years with the New York Shakespeare Festival; during the 1970s, he produced, directed, and wrote plays for the Los Angeles Actors' Theater. Shortly before his death, he had directed Macbeth, starring Raul Julia, at the Public Theater in New York, and had starred in and assisted in the writing of the Civil War movie Gettysburg. He also appeared in television show The Equalizer and in films such as Logan'sRun, Dune, The Hunt for Red October, and Posse.
- actor, director, producer
- Birth Details
- July 19, 1937
- New York, New York, United States
- Death Details
- August 30, 1993
- Los Angeles, California, United States
- International Motion Picture Almanac, Quigley, 1992.
- Chicago Tribune, September 2, 1993, Section 3, p. 12.
- Los Angeles Times, August 31, 1993, p. B8.
- New York Times, September 1, 1993, p. A20.
- Washington Post, September 1, 1993, p. D4.