Los Angeles Times
January 24, 2015
1914 - January 18, 2015 Richard F. McWhorter passed away on Jan 18, 2014 at the age of 100, peacefully in his home in the Los Angeles area. He began his movie industry career at Columbia Studios as a messenger boy in 1933. By 1937 he was working as a First Assistant at Paramount Studios, and was one of the original members of Directors Guild of America. His career eventually evolved into directing and producing. He worked with producers and directors including King Vidor, Sir Carol Reed, Hal Wallis and Frank Capra: Actors such as Burt Lancaster, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. A few of the most notable films he worked on are Rose Tattoo, Taming of the Shrew and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid. When he was not working he could be found on the links of Wilshire Country Club, a 50 plus year avid golfer. In 1944 he started Studio Process Body Company which provided break-away auto and truck bodies for rent to studios for use in close up scenes. He is proceeded in death by Loreine McWhorter loving mother of his children, Adrian McWhorter, beloved wife of his later years, and his son Richard Dennis McWhorter. He is survived by his daughter Nancy Lord, son-in-law Michael Lord, daughter-in-law Francesca McWhorter, 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. No memorial service is planned.
McWHORTER, Richard (Richard F. McWhorter)
Born: 6/6/1914, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Died: 1/18/2015, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Richard McWhorter’s westerns – assistant director, production manager:
Arizona – 1940 [assistant director]
Desert Fury – 1947 [assistant director]
Unconquered – 1947 [assistant director]
The Paleface – 1948 [assistant director]
Red Mountain – 1951 [assistant director]
Silver City – 1951 [assistant director]
Broken Lance – 1954 [production manager]