Richard Gilliland

‘The Waltons’: Judy Norton Says It’s Heartbreaking To See Morgan Stevens and Richard Gilliland Share the Screen

There are not many shows as popular and as iconic as “The Waltons” over the years. The program was a hit for almost a decade in the 1970s. It’s also still beloved today with so many folks going back and watching old episodes. However, the former star of “The Waltons” Judy Norton is also going back in time much to fans’ delight on her YouTube show.
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Emmy winner Jean Smart pays tribute to late husband Richard Gilliland in speech

Jean Smart held back tears while accepting the best actress in a comedy series Emmy for her role in "Hacks," which she dedicated to her late husband. "Before I say anything else, I have to acknowledge my late husband who passed away six months ago yesterday," Smart said Sunday night. "I would not be here without him, and without his kind of putting his career on the back burner so I could take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities that I have had."

‘Hacks’ Star Jean Smart Pays Emotional Emmy-Win Tribute To Late Husband Richard Gilliland; Thanks “Creative, Brave” Team For Working Through Covid

An emotional Jean Smart paid a moving tribute to her late husband, “friend and soulmate” Richard Gilliland, who passed away in March, as she accepted the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy on Sunday. “I wouldn’t be here without him, without him putting his career on the back burner...

Jean Smart Reflects on Loss of Husband Richard Gilliland During 'Hacks' Filming: 'I Was a Wreck'

Jean Smart has been enjoying some major cultural appreciation and critical acclaim lately due to her roles in Watchmen, Mare of Easttown, and Hacks. However, all of that is quite bittersweet because her husband of 33 years, character actor Richard Gilliland, died suddenly of a heart condition on March 18 at the age of 71. They met on the set of Designing Women, and Smart joked to the Northwest Prime Time in 2017 that she "met him when he was kissing someone else." Smart revealed she asked co-star Delta Burke to find out if he was married, and once getting the all-clear, "lured" him into her dressing room by pretending she needed help with a crossword puzzle. The pair went on to marry in June 1987 in the garden of the home of Designing Women stars Dixie Carter and Hal Holbrook.
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Richard Gilliland, actor and husband of Jean Smart, dead at 71

Veteran character actor Richard Gilliland has died at the age of 71. Gilliland, who was married to the actress Jean Smart for more than 30 years, passed away on March 18 following a brief illness, Smart’s rep confirmed to Page Six on Friday. Gilliland got his start at the Goodman...
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Character actor Richard Gilliland, husband of Jean Smart, dies at age 71

“Designing Women” actress Jean Smart is mourning the death of her husband, Richard Gilliland, who has died at the age of 71. The veteran television and film actor passed away on March 18 in Los Angeles following a brief illness, according to multiple reports. The Fort Worth, Texas native kicked...