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Jason Robards
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Biography

Son of stage and film star Jason Robards Sr.. After receiving the Navy Cross (the second highest decoration in the U.S. Navy) for his service in World War II, he struggled as a small-part actor in local New York theatre, TV, and radio before shooting to fame on the New York stage in the role of Hickey in Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh." He followed that with another masterful O'Neill portrayal, as the alcoholic Jamie Tyrone in "Long Day's Journey Into Night" on Broadway. He entered films in 1959 in The Journey, and rose rapidly to even greater fame as a film star. Won consecutive Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for All the President's Men (1976) and Julia (1977), in each case playing real-life persons. Has continued to work on the stage, winning continued acclaim in works of 'Eugene O'Neill' including "Moon For the Misbegotten" and "Hughie." Father of actors Jason Robards III and Sam Robards.
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Spouse
'Lois O'Connor' (1970 - present)
Lauren Bacall (1961 - 1969) (divorced)
'Rachel Taylor' (1959 - 1961) (divorced)
'Eleanor Pitman' (1948 - 1958) (divorced)
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Trivia


Recipient of 22nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to arts and culture, presented by President Clinton in Wash DC, Dec. 5, 1999.

Father of actor Jason Robards III.

Father, with actress Lauren Bacall, of actor Sam Robards.

Pearl Harbor Survivor

He has 3 children with Eleanor Pitman. He has 2 children with Lois O'Connor. He won an Emmy in 1988 for "Inherit The Wind".

Is a Civil War buff in real life. Ironically he played President U.S. Grant in "The Legend of the Long Ranger (1980), and was the voice of General Grant in the PBS mini-series "The Civil War" (1990).

Jason Robards stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 ***
All The President's Men 1976 Digital *** 1/2
Max Dugan Returns 1983 With Peter L. and his mom ***
Dream a Little Dream 1989 With Jessica at Showcase North Haven **
Parenthood 1989 With Jessica Video *** 1/2
The Paper 1994 Don't Remember DVD *** 1/2
Little Big League 1994 Don't Remember *** 1/2
Enemy of the State 1998 Branford Hoyts DVD *** 1/2
Magnolia 1999 Showcase Orange with Holli Durkin and Cheri Digital ****