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Name: Richard Waring  
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Date of Birth: 27th May 1912
Place of Birth: Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Profession: Writer
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Richard Waring (not to be confused with Richard Waring, Derek Waring's brother) was born May 27, 1911 in Chalfont, Buckinghamshire as Richard Stephens. He took on his mother's maiden name Waring as an actor. He died 5 December 1994 in City Island, The Bronx, New York, USA of a heart attack. His brother, Peter John Stephens, also deceased, was a playwright and teenage book writer. His father was Thomas E. Stephens whose portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower hangs in the Smithsonian Gallery of Presidents. He has no natural offspring. His most well-known role (though certainly not his best) was in Mr. Skeffington as Trippy, the brother to Fanny Trellis played by Bette Davis who had stolen money to pay off his gambling debts forcing Fanny to marry Mr. Skeffington. Richard Waring played Morgon Evans in the Broadway play 1938 play: Corn is Green with Ethyl Barrymore. Other Broadway plays to his name: Portrait of a Queen, 1968; Edwin Booth, 1958; Gramercy Ghost, 1951; Alice in Wonderland, 1947; A Pound on Demand, 1947; Androcles and the Lion, 1947; What Every Woman Knows, 1947; King Henry VIII, 1947; At The Stroke of Eight, 1940; The Man Who Killed Lincoln, 1940; Come Across, 1938; The Women Have Their Way, 1935; Camille, 1935; L'Aiglon, 1934, Dear Jane, 1932. He appeared in many Hallmark Hall of Fame TV broadcasts such as Macduff in Macbeth, 1954. He also appeared in many performances of The American Shakespeare Festival that opened in 1955 in Stratford, Connecticut acting in almost every play in 1957-1959 from bit parts to major roles such as Oberon to Katherine Hepburn's Titania.

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