Richard Travis

Born in April 17th, 1913

Richard Travis Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Richard Travis (born William Benton Justice, April 17, 1913 – July 11, 1989) was an American actor in films and television. The son of William Justice and Ella Justice, née Spain, he was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico and grew up in Paragould, Arkansas. His father owned and operated a marble yard in Paragould.

Travis began his Hollywood career in 1930s action films. The high point of his career was a lead role in the 1942 film comedy The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), playing opposite Bette Davis. He had some other fairly important roles in the early 1940s, but his career soon declined. He spent World War II with the Army Air Forces's Broadway show Winged Victory.

In 1947, he starred in the B movie Backlash, which has become something of a cult classic among film noir fans, as well as Jewels of Brandenburg, a crime drama. Travis was busy in television roles in the early 1950s. He had the lead role of assistant Sheriff Rodger Barnett in the syndicated crime drama Code 3, which aired for 39 episodes in 1957.

Travis retired from acting to pursue a career in California real estate under his birth name. He founded the William Justice Company and became an officer on the Beverly Hills Realty Board. CLR

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Richard Travis Filmography

Missile to the Moon Poster
November 15, 1958
Blonde Bait Poster
April 1, 1956
City of Shadows Poster
June 2, 1955
An Annapolis Story Poster
April 10, 1955
Mesa of Lost Women Poster
June 17, 1953
Roaring City Poster
May 4, 1951
Danger Zone Poster
April 20, 1951