James Redford

  • Born: May 5, 1962
  • Died: October 16, 2020
  • Location: Marin County, California

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James Redford

Filmmaker who was Robert Redford's son

James Redford was a filmmaker known for documentaries including "The Kindness of Strangers," and he was the son of actor and director Robert Redford. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

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My heart is heavy as we receive late word of Jamie’s passing. His dedication to preservation of nature & environment & humanity is embraced by many, especially by those of us who live or have lived within the Rocky Mountains and had the opportunity to hike or ski within the majestic Timpanogas Canyons. We can proudly say this world is a much better place for having him in it, though to brief a time. He is considered a hero to many as he lead by example what he wished for all to have, kindness and respect. He now leaves a legacy of love, compassion, sharing encouragement for his fellow man & most of all to respect all who dwell within this earth. We shall cherish his passions as they are also a means of preservation of mankind. Doing our best to share them with each generation & do so in his memory. Our prayers continue for family & friends, how blessed you were to have him in your life.

Posted by Van Wagenen Family Kin - CA - family   January 30, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Posted by A friend   November 12, 2020

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This is a sad time, yet i am truly so sorry for your loss of your son passing. May you find the strength in coming days, along with love, laughter that is surround you, your family and I saw a picture you with your son James in people magazine,
he looks like you and he was talented person. we all know that he is in a good place now the angels are taking good care of him. My thought, prayer are with you & your family now at this difficult time.

Posted by Jenifer Baribault - HAMDEN   November 06, 2020

So deeply sorry to hear James Redford passed away. He was a wonderful filmmaker known for documentaries. May Almighty God in Heaven comfort the Redford family's broken hearts with endless love, strength, and peace as you cope with the loss of your dear loved one in your lives. He will certainly be missed by Hollywood and the whole world.

Posted by Tony - DC   November 03, 2020

To the family of James Redman;


I am very sorry for your loss. My the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time and may your heart soon be filled with wonderful thoughts of James and memories of Joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Respectfully,


EDO, Illinois

Posted by A friend   November 02, 2020

Sincerest Condolences to the Redford family, James filmaking legacy will live on and he will be remembered for his work that shined a light on the issues he documented in film.

Posted by Michael Crismani - Los Angeles, CA - Acquaintance   October 31, 2020

Thank you for all your support over the years. Know that the entire DD Movement is keeping the Redford Family in our prayers during this difficult time.

Posted by Friends from Decoding Dyslexia    October 29, 2020

Mr Redford I am praying for your family for this pain is the worst you can bear. My son was 55 and lost him last year to liver disease. I have to depend on God to see me through each day. Remember the good times and dwell on them. I will continue to lift your family up daily and may you have peace.

Posted by Martha Morren - Henderson, TX   October 28, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Redford family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss

Posted by TD    October 28, 2020

I did not know him personally but I was impressed by and thankful for the documentaries he made. The last one about impact of stress in childhood on our adult lives was right on target. His accomplishments are more than noteworthy; they are life changing for many people. I'm a retired professor and I referred one of my former students, now a parent with a dyslexic child, to his film. It helped both of them immensely. My condolences to his family and his parents, Robert and Lola. The loss of a child, no matter at what age, is unbearably painful, but certainly they can be very proud of the impact their son had on the lives of others and likely was instilled in their son by them.
Happy Trails, Jamie!! PS Note below...I was never James teacher but did not know else to choose.

Posted by Mary R. Brown - Teacher   October 28, 2020

Sending deepest condolences at this tender time. My memories go back more than 50 years ago— in New York City- With Jamie and Shawna. We made forts, did plays, played make believe, played in Central Park and Trick-orTreated in their building. I felt blessed to have such wonderful friends in a very big city.
Sending love to the family—
Heidi Wilkinson Lords

Posted by Heidi Wilkinson Lords - Salt Lake City, UT - friend   October 27, 2020

Deeply saddened for the loss of such a kind and generous man .Mr. Jamie Redford will be remembered for his outstanding documentaries . Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by JE Sowell - Charlotte, NC   October 27, 2020

A legitimate and authentic person . A kind and thoughtful person . I did not know him . I only watched the programs he delivered and was convinced we would be a better place with more people like him .

Posted by Gary Hydock    October 27, 2020

Dear Redford Family ,
My deepest heartfelt condolences to Redford Family. World lost amazing man, one of a kind spirit. With his stories he has touched all Humanity. We will never forget James.

Posted by Kevork Joulhayan - Salt Lake City, UT - friend   October 26, 2020

Very talented just like his father. We wished we could have met such a personality in person. May God provide strength,endurance, and comfort to the family

Posted by A friend   October 26, 2020

Sincere condolences to the Redford family, may God be your comfort at this time of your sorrow , so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by A friend   October 25, 2020

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My heartfelt condolences to the Redford family and friends.

Posted by Debra Dean - CT - acquaintance   October 24, 2020

My heart is broken for the Redford Family

Posted by Debbie Alpern - Cincinnati, OH   October 24, 2020

To the family of James Redford;

My family and I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences on your loss. As a parent, losing a child is hard to accept. It's precious moments that we will never forget. And the thought of never hearing their voice, feeling the touch of their hand or seeing their smile that light up a room can be most difficult to bear. It is our sincere wish that the Redford family be surrounded by LOVE during this difficult time.

May you also keep treasured memories of James in your heart and may you find comfort in knowing that those who have passed on in death God keeps in his memory because they are all precious in his eyes. (Psalm 116:15).

Respectfully,


EDO, Illinois


Posted by A friend   October 24, 2020

Our hearts aches for the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Posted by A friend   October 24, 2020

My condolences go out to the Redford family. He will be missed by many.

Posted by Taylor    October 24, 2020

James dwells in the heaven of hearts and those legacies of his art: his films' his thoughts, his loving, his friendships, his passions . My heartfelt sympathy for the grief...Comforted by his presence in our memories

Posted by Georgianna Stout    October 23, 2020

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Mr. Robert Redford, my heart especially goes out to you for losing your son. May God be with you to comfort you and help you through this time of deep sorrow.

Posted by T W - NY - neighbor   October 23, 2020

My condolences to the Redford family and friends. Praying for comfort and peace through fond memories and God, today, tomorrow, and always.

Posted by A friend   October 23, 2020

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Posted by Linda Tracy - Cleveland, OH   October 23, 2020

Prayers for your family at this time. Believe that James IS with the Lord and you will be with him again for eternity. Ask God to give you the Faith to truly believe in what you cannot see. God Bless You

Posted by Elizabeth Parrish- Silveira    October 23, 2020

I would like to say that I have lots of respect for this family. I wish all of you comfort and understanding in a time of total devastation such as these. All my prayers for the family.

Posted by Stephen Sheppard - Ashland, KY   October 23, 2020

My Condolences To Jamie's Entire Family. He Was A Shining Star Among Men, And Will Be Deeply Missed.

Posted by Sara Cook - Friend   October 22, 2020

I am so sorry for his family and friends and for the world who lost a great soul. My heart is sad but the world is better because he was here.

Posted by A friend   October 22, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the family of James Redford. Cherish the beautiful memories. May the God of all comfort heal your broken hearts.

Posted by A friend   October 22, 2020

My condolences to the Redford family. May the peace and comfort fromGod be with the family at this most difficult time.

Posted by A friend   October 22, 2020

I was saddened to see the news of Robert Redford's son. I also lost my son, age 16, on October 16, 1995. Having learned of James' life was uplifting and should be comforting to his family to know his life was well spent contributing to the welfare of others. The mournful pain of losing a son never leaves. I have always admired Mr. Redford and his contribution to the environment. James sounded like a carbon copy of his father. Members of the family were in my prayers tonight and they will be remembered.

Posted by Peggy Miller - Elizabethtown, KY   October 22, 2020

My condolences to the Redford family. Jamie was a humble spirit. Prayer's to his family.

Posted by Richard Schlect    October 22, 2020

I skied with James at Sundance when he was 16 and I was 21. I was a student at BYU at the time. He was a great guy when he was a young man, very humble. He will be missed.

Posted by Richard Schlect - Santa Rosa, CA - friend   October 22, 2020

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Posted by Kent Sivadge - TX   October 21, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful contributions to life on earth. Peace and blessings as you experience Heaven.
Gloria C. May God comfort the
Redford family at this tender
Time.

Posted by Gloria Craker - SLC,, UT   October 21, 2020

Many years ago when we were building the house, the screening room and other various things we would run into Jamie occasionally. He was always delightful to be around. He was a great kid. Sweet and friendly. Our hearts are saddened for your loss.

Posted by Calvin Moss - Bountiful, UT - friend   October 21, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the Redford family, as you shed your tears over your loss, may you find the comfort and strength you need to help you through this most difficult time, so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by R B    October 21, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Redford family.May our Heavenly Father the God of love and comfort strengthen and sustain all of you in this very difficult time

Posted by Kay    October 21, 2020

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RIP James Redford.

Posted by Cindy Herd - South Hadley, MA   October 21, 2020

My heart goes out to Robert Redford's family. Your former Napa neighbors care.

Posted by Lynn Dixon-Edwards    October 21, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Redford family for your loss. At this very sad time, may the God of tender mercies comfort you and may your precious memories stay close to your heart.

Posted by Mary - Neighbor   October 21, 2020

Life is eternal! You will see your son again. Rest assured!!!

Posted by Rebecca Behrends - Commerce township, MI   October 21, 2020

My condolences.

Posted by A friend   October 21, 2020

I lost a dear friend to the same disease. May he rest in peace. May his family and friends find comfort in the memories, which are now treasures.

Posted by Mary Lynn Kresge - Buffalo, NY   October 21, 2020

So very sorry for your loss Mr. Robert Redford and family

Posted by Bonnie Loso - Pinckney, MI   October 21, 2020

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Sarah Colosimo - Ocala, FL   October 21, 2020

Prayers of condolence to the family of James

RIP

Posted by Chuck G    October 21, 2020

So sorry to Robert Redford and family in the loss of James Redford.

Posted by Yvonne    October 21, 2020

May peace be with the family and loved ones of James.

Posted by Lynette Nichols - Haughton, LA - acquaintance   October 21, 2020

I was shocked and saddened by the news of the death of James.. I knew him as Jamie back when he was a student at Dalton. I was both his and Shauna’s history teacher in high school. I am so very sad. He is the first of my students to
pass away. My condolences to the family
Diana Moody Huston

Posted by Diana Moody Huston - Denver, CO - teacher   October 20, 2020

Sorry for your loss Mr Redford. I too loss a Son at 21. I know the pain that never leaves. Have loved your work.

Posted by Bob Dana - Boynton Beach,, FL   October 20, 2020

Kyle I send to you and your family my deepest and most heartfelt condolences. I had the pleasure of meeting Jamie when you two were dating on Nantucket. I remember him as a very kind man. What a huge loss. Offering many prayers and blessings. Wendy Wood ( Burns)

Posted by Wendy Wood - Chandler, AZ - friend   October 20, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. No parent should bury their child.

Posted by Victoria Middleton - Kansas City, MO   October 20, 2020

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Condolences to All!

Posted by Lisa Kaempf - Ladson, SC   October 20, 2020

Prosz przyj nasze najgbsze kondolencje i wyrazy wspóczucia w tym najtrudniejszym czasie.

Posted by Joanna F - Lindenhurst   October 20, 2020

i know its hard, But the love you all have for James, will help you all thru this till we all get to Heaven to be together. Just lost my friend, buddy, my nephew to the viruis. i only meet Robert and James 1 time at my store in Milanville PA. in the 70'D with Bruce Gilcrest. RIP James

Posted by Fred Coords    October 20, 2020

Posted by charwin boggs - TARPON SPRINGS, FL - friend   October 20, 2020

Sad news about James Redford. You will miss him everyday. May your tears be less and less. Remember all the good times. From Tucson AZ Love

Posted by Eva Toro    October 20, 2020

To the Redford. Sad news about James Redford. You will miss him everyday. May your be less and less and remember the good times. Sorry for your sorrow. From Tucson AZ Love

Posted by Eva Toro    October 20, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. My son was diagnosed on July 29 and died on September 9th, at the age of 36 from this horrific disease. Prayers for all of the Redmond family.

Posted by Roberta Spillman - Bowling Green, KY - grandparent   October 20, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Susana Bravo - Folsom, CA - friend   October 20, 2020

So Very Sorry to hear of the Loss Loss James Redford Robert Reford Son.For My Condolences in the Loss of your Son to have left this earth so young.
Sincerely,
Gail Kelly
Movie Buff

Posted by Gail Kelly - Scarborough, ON   October 20, 2020

My condolences to his friends and family may he rest in peace he was an incredible so a brilliant filmmaker and to his father the love of his life may he rest in peace

Posted by David    October 20, 2020

I am so very sad to learn about Jamie's death. There is nothing that can really be said that eases the pain of losing a brother, or a son. Although it has been many years, I remember him as a kind and funny man who loved his family...My heart goes out to you.

Posted by Christine Blackmon - Louisville, CO - friend   October 20, 2020

My heart breaks for your family. May God bring you peace and strength during this difficult time. May God bless you.

Posted by Jane Mick - Mesa, AZ - friend   October 20, 2020

My deepest condolences to Jamie's wife, children, Mr. Robert Redford, Jamie's mother and the entire extended family. Losing a son or daughter is a tragedy that is difficult to articulate. May Jamie's sunny personality and love of life bring memories that will console you in time.

Posted by Margaret Bullers Funchion    October 20, 2020

RIP

Posted by John morecroft    October 20, 2020

To the Redford family;
So sorry. Losing a child, regardless.of their age, is a sorrowful time in your life
James had a womderful, happy, fulfilling life. His talents.were
great. Wonderful parents.
Lovely wife and children
Think of him now in.the presence of our Lord..He is as he once was, without pain,. healthy and happy. He sees you every minute of everyday
You can talk to him. He hears you, but you can't hear him
He's as he always was.
Continue to love him
He continues to love you
RIP James
You will be missed.
Condolences to all the Redford
Families. All.your friends and everyone.that loved you.
God Bless






Posted by A friend   October 20, 2020

I wish to extend my condolences to you the family and friends of James Redford. May God comfort you and give you peace during this time of great sorrow.

Posted by D D - neighbor   October 20, 2020

To the family and friends of James Redford. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one. May God give you comfort and peace during this most difficult time of grief.

Posted by L T - neighbor   October 20, 2020

Absolutely precious this life was that is now Lost ! I personally trust that , James is now Up among the Father in Heaven, RIP , Amen!

Posted by Jennifer Frenkil - Hanover, PA - acquaintance   October 20, 2020

heartfelt condolences to his family.A parent should,nt have to bury their child,so sad so young Rest in heavenly peace.

Posted by B Fortunato - Friend   October 20, 2020

One of the kindest, sweetest souls we have ever known. My heart is broken. Prayers to the family.

Posted by Sarah Hammond - Santa Fe, NM - friend   October 20, 2020

Condolences to the family. Having lost my son 4 months ago I know what they must be going through.

Posted by Phil Anninos    October 20, 2020

Our sincere sympathy to Robert and the entire family. Is so sad when a parent has to burry his or her . May He Rest In Peace. And may the lord give you all his blessing in such a difficult time. God Bless

Posted by Ray & Alex Carmona Gonzalez    October 20, 2020

god speed.condolences to all

Posted by patrick wolfe - Friend   October 20, 2020

So very sorry to hear about the passing of James. May the God of Comfort take care of the Redford Family as he comforts your hearts with His peace and tender care during this very difficult time. Thank you for the legacy that James left behind to remember him by.

Posted by A friend   October 20, 2020

When you see famous personalities you don't often think about much else than their careers. The fact is they have lives just like all of us, with all the highs and lows that familys celebrate and sometimes have to endure. My heart goes out to the whole family, as I know first hand how the cancer battle is fought. My wife lost her 58 year old brother to liver cancer two weeks ago. I hope life gets a little easier day by day for your family as it has for us.

Posted by George Pacanovsky    October 20, 2020

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What a legacy he was, for being born to Robert Redford!! And way too young to pass away!! Thoughts/Condolences/Prayers to his Family and Friends!! GOD rest His- Soul!! And we have got to find a cure for cancer!! Rest In Peace James!!

Posted by Ronald Bredemeyer - Woodway, TX - friend   October 20, 2020


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