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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
Strangers on a Train Bruno Antony
(1951)
The Clock
The Clock Corporal Joe Allen
(1945)
Bataan
Bataan Leonard Purckett
(1943)
Since You Went Away
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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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Walker Sr.

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

My personal life has been completely wrecked by [David O. Selznick]'s obsession for my wife. What can you do to fight such a powerful man? See more »

Trivia:

Was the original choice for the male lead in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944). It eventually went to Tom Drake, despite protests from Judy Garland. See more »

Nickname:

Bob

Star Sign:

Libra

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