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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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 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 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 (as Mr. Walter Huston)
 1933 Storm at Daybreak
Mayor Dushan Radovic
 1933 Hell Below
Lieut. Comdr. T.J. Toler USN
 1932 Kongo
 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
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Kongo" on Broadway. Written / directed by Chester De Vonde and Kilbourn Gordon. Biltmore Theatre: 30 Mar 1926-Jul 1926 (closing date unknown/135 performances). Cast: Frederick Burt (as "Kregg"), Herbert Ellis (as "Native"), Harry English, Desmond Gallagher (as "Kirk"), Helen Grayce (as "Mrs. Mobray"), Betty Bruce ... See more »

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Mr. Walter Huston


6' (1.83 m)

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I was certainly a better actor after my five years in Hollywood. I had learned to be natural - never to exaggerate. I found I could act on the stage in just the same way as I had acted in a studio: using my ordinary voice, eliminating gestures, keeping everything extremely simple. See more »


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