Arnold Richardson, who portrayed the elderly Norman Maclean in the final scene of 

“A River Runs Through It,” passed away last month at the age of 96.

 

 

Although everyone remembers Brad Pitt and Craig Sheffer as the stars of Robert Redford’s “A River Runs through It,” the image viewers are left with at the end of the film is the elderly Norman Maclean fishing alone on a Montana river as Redford reads the classic final lines of the book. Last month, Arnold Richardson, the actor who portrayed the older Maclean, passed away at age 96 in Townsend, Montana. His life story, as well as the tale of how he got the part in the film, make for great reading.

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