Fast Facts

  • Born in New York City's Greenwich Village.
  • Intended to work as a sculptor before becoming an actor.
  • Was part of director John Ford's informal stock company.
  • Except for Christopher Lee, played Dracula more times than any other actor.
  • Nicknamed the "Bard of the Boulevard" for reciting Shakespearean soliloquies while walking in public.
  • Grandfather of Martha Plimpton.


  • Bruce Carradine — Son
  • Sonia Sorel — Ex-wife
  • Doris Rich — Wife (deceased)
  • David Carradine — Son
  • Christopher Carradine — Son
  • Keith Carradine — Son
  • Ardanelle McCool Cosner — Ex-wife
  • Robert Carradine — Son
  • William Reed Carradine — Father
  • Genevieve Winifred Carradine — Mother
  • Emily Cisneros — Wife


  • Birth Name: Richmond Reed Carradine
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Died: November 27, 1988
  • Profession: Actor

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