Play trailer with sound 0:31 Richard Donald Crenna was born in Los Angeles, California, into a modest-income family, the only child of Edith J. (Pollette) and Domenick Anthony Crenna, a pharmacist. His parents were both of Italian descent. His mother managed a small hotel in downtown Los Angeles, where Richard and his family resided.
Richard Donald Crenna (November 30, 1926 – January 17, 2003) was an American film, television and radio actor.  Crenna starred in such motion pictures as The Sand Pebbles, Wait Until Dark,  Un Flic, Body Heat,  the first three Rambo films,  Hot Shots! Part Deux,  and The Flamingo Kid.
Richard Crenna died at age 76 of heart failure on January 17, 2003 in Los Angeles, with more than 70 major motion pictures to his credit. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Don Britton <DONBRITTON@aol.com> Family (2) Trade Mark (1) Rich smoke-burnished voice Trivia (18) Was successfully treated for thyroid cancer, which almost claimed his voice.
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Richard Crenna (Film, Television and Radio Actor) Richard Donald Crenna was an American actor who performed in motion pictures, television, and radio with great élan, apart from directing some television shows. He started acting at age eleven, when he portrayed a kid in the radio show, ‘Boy Scout Jamboree.’
Jan 22, 2003 · LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Actor Richard Crenna, who played TV detective Frank Janek and whose credits include the TV series "The Real McCoys" and the "Rambo" film trilogy, has died at 76,...
Richard Crenna Biography Born November 30, 1926, in Los Angeles, CA; died of heart failure, January 17, 2003, in Los Angeles, CA. Actor. Richard Crenna's career spanned more than 60 years from the heyday of radio to the rise of television. He was an actor, a director, a producer, and an active member of the Screen Actors Guild.