Birthday: January 8th (Thursday), 1920
Deathday: April 25th (Wednesday), 1984
Birth Place: Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Biography: Actor/director Richard Benedict was born Joseph Sciurba in Sicily. He came to the US with his family when he was seven. He was a prizefighter before journeying to Hollywood to break into the movies. His stocky, somewhat menacing appearance got him tough-guy and henchman roles, although he did get the occasional second lead. His best-known role was ......