11-14-1991

Tony Richardson

TONY RICHARDSON, English film director died (b. 1928); an English theater and Academy Award-winning-winning film director and producer. In 1964 Richardson received two Academy Awards (Best Director and Best Picture) forTom Jones (1963). He was married to the actress Vanessa Redgrave between 1962 and 1967 (he left her for actress Jeanne Moreau), and had two daughters, Natasha Richardson (born 1963) and Joely Richardson (born 1965), both of whom are actresses. Richardson was bisexual (which he had carefully hidden for as long as possible), and died of complications from HIV-AIDS at 63 in 1991.