Richard Greene (Actor 1918 - 1985)
The British actor Richard Greene was born on the 25th August 1918, in Plymouth. He was a descendant of William Friese Greene who was believed by some to have been the inventor of the motion picture. Greene started his film career when as a teenager, when he landed a short role in the Gracie Fields film “Sing as We go” which was released in 1934. Later he joined the Brandon Thomas Company, where he toured Britain, acting on the stage. His first big break was in 1938 when Greene was talent spotted by the film studio 20th Century Fox and signed a seven year contract with them. His first Hollywood film was “Four Men and a Prayer” released in 1938. Though in 1940 he stopped acting and enlisted in the Army during the second World War. He fought in the war until 1944 when he was discharged on medical grounds. After the war he returned to the stage working in England, though returned to the US in 1946. He returned to England in 1955 and took the part of Robin Hood in the TV series “The Adventures of Robin Hood”. This series finished in 1958 and afterwards he moved to Ireland and only appeared in only a few films after that. Richard Greene resided firstly at Borleagh Manor Co Wexford with his new wife who was an American heiress. Later Richard Greene resided at Woodbrook on the New Road in Greystones. This house was originally known as The Chalet. He died in England in June 1985.
Slide, Anthony; Some Joe You Don’t Know, An American Biographical Guilde to 100 British Television Personalities, Greenwood Press, Westport Connecticut (1996)