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Walter Huston (1883–1950)


For many years Walter Huston had two passions: his career as an engineer and his vocation for the stage. In 1909 he dedicated himself to the theatre, and made his debut on Broadway in 1924. In 1929 he journeyed to Hollywood, where his talent and ability made him one of the most respected actors in the industry. He won a Best Supporting Actor ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1950 The Furies
T. C. Jeffords
 1949 The Great Sinner
General Ostrovsky
 1946 Duel in the Sun
The Sinkiller
 1944 Dragon Seed
Ling Tan
 1943 For God and Country (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1943 The North Star
Dr. Kurin
 1943 Edge of Darkness
Dr. Martin Stensgard
 1942 In This Our Life
Bartender (uncredited)
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture
Sir Guy Charteris
 1941 Swamp Water
Thursday Ragan
 1941 The Maltese Falcon
Captain Jacoby (uncredited)
 1935 Trans-Atlantic Tunnel
President of the United States
 1933 Storm at Daybreak
Mayor Dushan Radovic
 1933 Hell Below
Lieut. Comdr. T.J. Toler USN
 1932 Kongo
Flint
 1932 The Wet Parade
Pow Tarleton
 1932 The Woman from Monte Carlo
Captain Corlaix
 1931 A House Divided
Seth Law
 1931 The Ruling Voice
Jack Bannister
 1930 The Virtuous Sin
Gen. Gregori Platoff
 1929 The Lady Lies
Robert Rossiter
 1929 Gentlemen of the Press
Wickland Snell
 1929 The Bishop's Candlesticks (Short)
The Convict (Jean Valjean)
 1929 The Carnival Man (Short)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Marshall Pitt"; Broadway debut) in "Mr. Pitt" on Broadway. Written by Zona Gale. 39th Street Theatre: 22 Jan 1924-Apr 1924 (closing date unknown/87 performances). Cast: Marion Allen (as "Milly"), Florence Barrie (as "Winnie"), Parker Fennelly (as "Buck Carbury"), Adelaide Fitz-Allen (as "Mrs. Arrowsmith"), Minna ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Hell, I ain't paid to make good lines sound good. I'm paid to make bad lines sound good. See more »

Trivia:

Rose to stardom in the original Provincetown Players' production of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms (1958), which debuted at the Greenwich Village Theater (7th Ave. near Christopher St., New York, NY) on November 11, 1924, before transferring to Broadway. To the end of his life, O'Neill - the only American playwright to win the Nobel Prize for Literature - maintained that Huston's ... See more »

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