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Robert Walker (I) (1918–1951)

He possessed the same special brand of rebel/misfit sensitivity and charm that made superstars out of John Garfield and (later) James Dean and Montgomery Clift. In the war-torn 1940s, Robert Walker represented MGM's fresh, instinctive breed of up-and-coming talent. His boyish good looks combined with an attractive vulnerability came across the ... See full bio »

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Robert Walker Sr.


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When I remember how stubborn I was, how certain my parents didn't understand me, it scares me a little. You see, I have two boys myself, [Michael Walker] and [Robert Walker Jr.], and I wonder how I'll ever get it across to them, how I'll ever put it into words when they're 14 that I DO understand them. Because my parents are wonderful people, really, and they did understand me; only the ... See more »


In December of 1948, he made national news when he fled from a Topeka, Kansas, psychiatric clinic and smashed up the local police station after being arrested for public drunkenness. See more »



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