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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 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dodsworth
Dodsworth Sam Dodsworth
(1936)
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Yankee Doodle Dandy Jerry Cohan
(1942)
And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None Dr. Edward G. Armstrong
(1945)

Filmography

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 1949 The Great Sinner
General Ostrovsky
 1946 Duel in the Sun
The Sinkiller
 1944 Dragon Seed
Ling Tan
 1944 Know Your Ally: Britain (Short)
Narrator
 1943 For God and Country (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1943 The North Star
Dr. Kurin
 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 Transatlantic Tunnel
President of the United States (as Mr. Walter Huston)
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
Professor Edwin J. Bennett
 1933 Storm at Daybreak
Mayor Dushan Radovic
 1933 Hell Below
Lieut. Comdr. T.J. Toler USN
 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
 1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: 'The Spoon' (Short)
Judge Walter Huston (uncredited)
 1930 The Virtuous Sin
Gen. Gregori Platoff
 1930 Behind the Make-Up
Joe in Clark & White's Office (uncredited)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

(3/23/39) Stage: Appeared in Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill's musical, "Knickerbocker Holiday," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, OH. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Walter Huston

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[upon accepting his Academy Award for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)] in 1949] Many years ago . . . many, MANY years ago [laughter from the audience] I brought up a boy, and I said to him, "Son, if you ever become a writer, try to write a good part for your old man sometime". Well, by cracky, that's what he did! See more »

Trivia:

There are three generations of Oscar winners in the Huston family: Walter, his son John Huston and his granddaughter Anjelica Huston. They are the first family to do so, the second family were the Coppolas - Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola, Nicolas Cage and Carmine Coppola. See more »

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