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February 25, 2023

Handsome Portrait Photos of Richard Long From Between the 1940s and ’60s

Born 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, American actor Richard Long cast in his first film, Tomorrow Is Forever, in 1946. He was best known for his leading roles in three ABC television series, The Big Valley, Nanny and the Professor, and Bourbon Street Beat. He was also a series regular on ABC’s 77 Sunset Strip during the 1961–1962 season.

In 1973, Long starred alongside Julie Harris in the short-lived series, Thicker than Water. His last jobs were the TV movies The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped (1974) and Death Cruise (1974).

Long served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean War, where he was posted to Fort Ord, California, alongside actors Martin Milner, David Janssen, and Clint Eastwood. He was also stationed in Tokyo, Japan.

As a youth, Long contracted pneumonia, which apparently weakened his heart. He later experienced cardiac problems as an adult and suffered his first heart attack in 1961. Finally, after a month-long stay in Tarzana Medical Center in Los Angeles to treat additional attacks, he died on December 21, 1974, four days after his 47th birthday.

Take a look at these vintage photos to see portraits of a handsome Richard Long from between the 1940s and 1960s.


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