|Born August 25, 1918||Died June 1, 1985|
|Richard Greene was a noted English film and television actor. A matinée idol who appeared in more than 40 films, he was perhaps best known for the lead role in the long-running British TV series The Adventures of Robin Hood, which ran for 143 episodes from 1955 to 1959.
At 20, he joined 20th Century Fox as a rival to MGM‘s Robert Taylor. Greene was a huge success, especially with female film goers, who sent him mountains of fan mail which at its peak rivalled that of Fox star Tyrone Power.
After serving in World War II, and a return to Hollywood, Greene returned to England looking for work. Yeoman Films of Great Britain approached him for the lead role in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–59), in which he was an immediate success. The series and a number of related marketing products bearing his likeness, such as comic books and “Robin Hood Shoes”, solved his financial problems and made him a star.
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