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(Actor and filmmaker)

Richard Beymer is an American actor, painter, and novelist. Richard Beymer is not having an affair with anyone presently.

Relationship Facts of Richard Beymer

Richard Beymer is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Richard Beymer?

Richard Beymer has been involved in several relationships throughout his career. He was romantically involved with Polish Actress Alicia Darr for a brief amount of time.

From October 1960 to 1961, he dated American Actress Tuesday Weld. The relationship lasted just 3 months. He was engaged to Sharon Tate from 1962-1063 but they never got married.

Next, Richard was involved in a stable relationship. He was engaged to American Actress Sharon Tate for a year. The pair dated for 1 year after getting together in 1961. They later got engaged in 1962.

The relationship didn’t work out and they eventually separated in 1963. The real reason behind the separation is not known. In 1969, he was in a relationship with American Actress Lana Wood.

Richard remains unmarried to date. He doesn’t have children from any of his relationships. Furthermore, Richard Beymer is currently single.

Relationship History With?

  • Previously Engaged with Sharon Tate (1962 – 1963),
  • Dated Alicia Darr (1962 – 1963),
  • Dated Dolores Hart (1962),
  • Dated Diane McBain (1961),
  • Dated Tuesday Weld (1960 – 1961)
  • Encountered with Lana Wood (1969).

Relationship Timeline

TypeTotalTime Duration
Engaged12 years
Dating43 months, 2 days


Richard Beymer: Biography in Details

Who is Richard Beymer?

Richard Beymer is an American actor, painter, and novelist. He played the role of Tony in the 1961 film version of ‘West Side Story. Additionally, he portrayed the role of Peter in ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’.

In addition, he is also an author. He completed his first book, a self-published novel, ‘Impostor: Or Whatever Happened to Richard Beymer?’ in 2007.

Richard Beymer’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education:

Richard was born in Avoca, Iowa on February 20, 1938. He was born as the son of Eunice and George Richard Beymer, a printer. Later, he moved with his parents to Hollywood, California in the late 1940s.

He is of American nationality. Initially, he was always interested in the acting world. He acted in various films throughout his childhood years. Show business was a great influence in the early life of this American actor.

Talking about his education,  Richard Beymer attended North Hollywood High School. During his time there, he became part of various films.

Is Richard Beymer active on social media?

Richard Beymer is not quite active on social media. He doesn’t have an official Facebook page. In addition, he is not active on Twitter and Instagram as well.

Richard Beymer’s Career, Salary, and Net Worth:

Initially, Richard Beymer signed a contract with Filmways. He made his feature-film debut in Vittorio De Sica’s ‘Stazione Termini’ which was released in 1953. Later, he appeared in movies like ‘So Big’ and ‘Johnny Tremain’.

Richard Beymer received critical acclaim after appearing in ‘The Diary of Anne Frank and ‘West Side Story. Afterward, he also had a significant role in the film ‘The Longest Day.

Richard first appeared in the TV series ‘Sandy Dreams’ in 1949. Later in 1957, he appeared on the syndicated American Civil War drama ‘Gray Ghost’.

He then portrayed the role of Joe Belden in the episode “Man Hunt” of the Western aviation series, ‘Sky King’. Other television shows that the guests starred in are ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’, ‘The Homecoming’, ‘The Circle’, ‘The SSiege, and others.

In 2-14, Richard Beymer announced he would reprise his role as Ben Horne in the third season of ‘Twin Peaks’, scheduled for a 2017 release.

Apart from acting in movies, Richard is also an active filmmaker. He attended the New York Actors Studio in 1963. Later in 1964, he became involved in Freedom Summer in Mississippi.

Next, Richard Beymer filmed the award-winning documentary ‘A Regular Bouquet: Mississippi Summer’. Furthermore, he directed, produced, and wrote the screenplay for the avant-garde film ‘The Interview.

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In 2007, Richard Beymer completed his first book, a self-published novel, ‘Impostor: Or Whatever Happened to Richard Beymer?’.

Additionally, his photographs of ‘The Twin Peaks cast and crew were featured in the gallery of behind-the-scenes photos in the Definitive Gold Box Edition. In addition, Richard is also a painter and sculptor.

Richard garnered the Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor – Comedy or Musical for ‘West Side Story’ in 1962. Additionally, he was also nominated for the Grammy Awards in the same year.

Furthermore, he has the Laurel Award nomination to his name and has also won the Josef von Sternberg Award. He also garnered a nomination for Soap Opera Digest Award in 1991.

Richard Beymer has not revealed his current salary. Furthermore, Richard Beymer has an estimated net worth of $17 million as of 2023.

Richard Beymer’s Rumors, Controversy:

There was a rumor that Richard Beymer might be secretly married. This rumor however later turned out to be false. Furthermore, there was another rumor that his companion was pregnant.

This rumor too later turned out to be not true. In addition, Richard Beymer had a controversial moment when he left the London premiere of ‘West Side Story’ halfway through because he hated his performance.

How tall is Richard Beymer?

Richard Beymer has a height of 1.88m or 74.015 inches. Additionally, his hair color is dark brown and his eye color is blue.

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