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Walter Huston

Walter Huston

Walter Huston was a Canadian-born actor.

Born Walter Houghston in Toronto, Ontario, he began his Broadway career in 1924, he achieved fame in character roles once talkies began in Hollywood. His first major role was in 1929's The Virginian, opposite Gary Cooper. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1936 for Dodsworth, which he had also performed on Broadway.

Huston stayed busy throughout the 1930s and 1940s, both on stage and screen. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1948 for his role in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. His last film was in 1950's The Furies. He died in Hollywood.

Walter Huston was the father of actor/director John Huston and the grandfather of actress Anjelica Huston.

Walter Huston has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6626 Hollywood Blvd.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Walter Huston Facts

Birth NameWalter Houghston
BirthdayApril 6, 1884
BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Date of deathApril 7, 1950 (age 66)
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Walter Huston compared to you?
Awards1949 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre)
1949 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Treasure of the Sierra Madre)

Selected Filmography

History Rediscovered: Prelude to War
The North Star
History Rediscovered: War Comes to America
Battle of Russia
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Cannery Row
Yankee Doodle Dandy
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