Jason Robards Biography (1922-2000)



Full name, Jason Nelson Robards, Jr.; born July 26, 1922, in Chicago, IL; sonof Jason Nelson (an actor) and Hope Maxine (maiden name, Glanville) Robards;married Eleanor Pitman, May 7, 1948 (divorced, 1958); married Rachel Taylor(divorced); married Lauren Bacall (an actress), July 4, 1961 (divorced, 1969); married Lois O'Connor (a producer), 1970; children: (first marriage) Jason Nelson III (an actor), Sarah Louise, David; (third marriage) Sam (an actor); (fourth marriage) Shannon, Jake. Career: Actor, director, and songperformer. American Academy of Dramatic Arts, member of board of directors,1957--. Actor on radio serials, 1948-50; 48th Street Theatre, New York City,assistant stage manager, 1951; Playhouse Theatre, New York City, assistant stage manager, 1952. Military service: U.S. Navy, radio operator, 1939-46; won the Navy Cross. Member: American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, Players Club (New York City), Century Club, New York Athletic Club. Awards, Honors: Obie Award, Village Voice, 1956, for The Iceman Cometh; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best supporting or featured actor in a drama,and Theatre World Award, both 1957, both for Long Day's Journey into Night; Antoinette Perry Award, best actor in a drama, 1959, for The Disenchanted; American National Theatre and Academy Award, outstanding contribution to living theatre, 1959; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best dramatic actor, New York Drama Critics Award, most promising actor, 1960,both for Toys in the Attic; Cannes Film Festival Award, best actor (with others), 1962, for Long Day's Journey into Night; National Board of Review Award, best actor 1962, for Long Day's Journey into Night and Tender is the Night; Emmy Award nomination, best actor in a single performance, 1964, for "Abe Lincoln in Illinois," Hallmark Hall of Fame; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a drama, 1964, forAfter the Fall; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a drama, 1965, for Hughie; Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actor-musical/comedy, 1966, for A Thousand Clowns; Antoinette PerryAward nomination, best actor in a drama, 1972, for The Country Girl;Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best dramatic actor, and Drama Desk Award,outstanding performance, 1974, both for A Moon for the Misbegotten; Emmy Award nomination, best actor in a drama or comedy special, 1975, for "A Moon for the Misbegotten," ABC Theatre; Academy Award, New York Film Critics Award, National Society of Film Critics, National Board of the Review Award, best supporting actor, 1976, Golden Globe Award nomination, best motionpicture actor in a supporting role, British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award nomination, best supporting actor, 1977, all for All the President's Men; Academy Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award,best supporting actor, 1977, Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actor in a supporting role, 1978, British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award nomination, best supporting actor, 1979, all for Julia; Emmyaward nomination, best actor in a limited series, 1977, for Washington: Behind Closed Doors; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a play, 1978, for A Touch of the Poet; Emmy Award nomination, best actor in a limited series or special, 1980, for "F. D. R.--The Last Year," NBC Live Theatre; Academy Award nomination, best supporting actor, 1980, GoldenGlobe Award nomination, best motion picture actor in a supporting role, 1981, both for Melvin and Howard; honorary D.H.L. degree, Fairfield University, 1982; honorary D.F.A. degree, Williams College, 1983; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picturemade for TV, 1985, for Sakharov; Los Angeles Drama Critics Award nomination, best lead performance, 1987, for The Iceman Cometh; Emmy Award,best actor in a miniseries or special, 1988, for Inherit the Wind; presidential citation. Addresses: Contact: Paradigm Talent Agency, 200 West 57th St., Suite 900, New York, NY 10019-3211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, song performer
Birth Details
July 26, 1922
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Death Details
December 26, 2000
Bridgeport, Connecticut

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