Richard talmadge, stage name of sylvester Alphonse metz (3 December 1892, Camburg, Thuringia, Germany – 25 January 1981, Carmel, California, USA) was a German actor, film director, film producer and screenwriter. Her first marriage was in 1917, to Madeleine Francis Allen. His second marriage was in 1961 July 13 with Suzanne Avery, lasted until his death in 1981 January 25. He died of cancer.