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Date of Birth 2 January 1889Lima, Ohio, USA
Date of Death 27 January 1977Santa Monica, California, USA  (pneumonia)

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Walter Baldwin was born on January 2, 1889 in Lima, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), The Long, Long Trailer (1953) and Interrupted Melody (1955). He died on January 27, 1977 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

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Was the first actor to play "Floyd the Barber" on The Andy Griffith Show (1960), doing so in only one episode. Thereafter, Floyd was always played by Howard McNear, who fashioned him into one of the show's most memorable characters.
Prolific American small part character actor, often seen wearing rimless spectacles and having few teeth. He had extensive experience on Broadway (1917-37) and acted in films from the mid-1930's. Baldwin invariably played lower middle-class, frequently downtrodden, small town inhabitants or bucolic types. He worked almost exclusively in television after 1956.

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