A known character actor, Richard Jaeckel, started his career at 17 years old. He was working as a mailboy at the 20th Century Fox studios when a casting director noticed him and auditioned him for a role in a film. That was the start of his fifty years in the industry.
He died of melanoma in 1997 and is survived by his professional golfer son, Barry.
He turns 85 today. What is your best memory of Richard? How do you best describe him?
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