Happy Birthday: Richard Todd (1919–2009)

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richardtodd.jpgHappy Birthday actor Richard Todd (1919–2009)

Born: Richard Andrew Palethorpe Todd
June 11, 1919 in Dublin, Ireland

Died: December 3, 2009 (age 90) in Little Humby, Lincolnshire, England, UK


I let myself become a willing workhorse. The roles were good, bad and indifferent, but I always gave a part my best shot and tried to enjoy it.

I have no idea why but acting was in my blood. God knows how I managed it, but none of it was spilled in the war.

I wish I had half the courage of some of those chaps I’ve played on the screen.

I am not going around saying, ‘Why me? Why me?’ What helps me is accepting it, getting on with things. You can’t let yourself go on wallowing. — in a 2006 interview regarding the suicide deaths of two of his sons.

You don’t consciously set out to do something…

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