Richardson, Ron

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NAME: Ron Richardson



Source: Douglas J. Keating, Inquirer Staff Writer It's 10 flights up from backstage to the dressing rooms on the top floor of the Eugene O'Neill Theater, but Ron Richardson isn't complaining about the steps. More often than not, he runs up and down. That's the way it is when you are in a hit Broadway show - nothing much bothers you. The Philadelphia native has even less reason for complaining than anyone else in the cast of Big River, the new musical version of Mark Twain'sPublished on 1985-07-08, Page E01, Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)


Ron Richardson, 43, a Philadelphia-born singer and actor who won a Tony for his performance in Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, died Wednesday. The cause was AIDS, said his manager, Michael Bolanos. Mr. Richardson was praised for his powerful singing and the tragic resonance of his acting as the runaway slave Jim in the Broadway musical adapted from Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn. His stage presence was often described as majestic. He won a Tony in 1985 asPublished on 1995-04-07, Page B07, Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)

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Date of Death (delete if non-applicable): 43

Age at Death (delete if non-applicable): 4/5/1995


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