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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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Known For

Strangers on a Train Bruno Antony
(1951)
The Clock Corporal Joe Allen
(1945)
Bataan Leonard Purckett
(1943)
Since You Went Away Cpl. Bill Smollett 2nd
(1944)

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 1952 My Son John
John Jefferson
 1951 Strangers on a Train
Bruno Antony
 1951 Vengeance Valley
Lee Strobie
 1950 The Skipper Surprised His Wife
Cmdr. William J. Lattimer
 1950 Please Believe Me
Terence Keath
 1948 One Touch of Venus
Eddie Hatch
 1948 My Own True Love
Charles Stone
 1947 Song of Love
Johannes Brahms
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Brock Brewton
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Colonel Jeff Nixon
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
Jerome Kern
 1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife
John Hill
 1945 What Next, Corporal Hargrove?
Cpl. Marion Hargrove
 1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy
Jimmy Dobson
 1945 The Clock
Corporal Joe Allen
 1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
David Thatcher
 1944 Since You Went Away
Cpl. Bill Smollett 2nd
 1944 See Here, Private Hargrove
Pvt. Marion Hargrove
 1943 Madame Curie
David Le Gros
 1943 Bataan
Leonard Purckett
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed
Boy (uncredited)
 1939 These Glamour Girls
College Boy (uncredited)
 1939 Winter Carnival
Wes (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Robert Walker Sr.

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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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 »

Trivia:

In December 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 »

Nickname:

Bob

Star Sign:

Libra

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