Walter Huston

Walter Huston

Infobox actor
bgcolour = silver
name = Walter Huston

imagesize =250px
caption = in the trailer for
"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948)
birthname = Walter Houghston
birthdate = birth date|1884|4|6
location = Toronto, Ontario, Canada
deathdate = death date and age|1950|4|7|1884|4|6
deathplace = Hollywood, California, U.S.
spouse =Rhea Gore
Bayonne Whipple
Ninetta Sunderland
children = John Huston (1906-1987)
yearsactive = 1929 - 1950
occupation = actor, singer
academyawards = Best Supporting Actor
1948 "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"
goldenglobeawards = Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1948 "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"
awards = NBR Award for Best Actor
1948 "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"
NYFCC Award for Best Actor
1936 "Dodsworth"
Walk of Fame - Motion Picture
6626 Hollywood Blvd

Walter Huston (April 6 1884 – April 7 1950) was an Academy Award-winning Canadian-born American actor.


Born in Toronto, Ontario to an Ulster-Scottish father and a Scottish Canadian mother, 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", in which he had appeared on Broadway two years earlier.

Huston stayed busy throughout the 1930s and 1940s, both on stage and screen (becoming one of America's most distinguished actors), including introducing September Song in "Knickerbocker Holiday". Among his films, he starred in "Rain" (1932) and "Mission to Moscow" (1943), a pro-Soviet World War II propaganda film as Ambassador Joseph E. Davies. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1948 for his role in "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre", which was directed by his son, John Huston. His last film was "The Furies" in 1950 with Barbara Stanwyck.

He died in Hollywood from an aortic aneurysm, one day after his 66th birthday.

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

Partial filmography (with co-stars)

*"The Lady Lies" (1929) with Claudette Colbert
*"The Virginian" (1929) with Gary Cooper
*"The Bad Man" (1930)
*"The Beast of the City" (1932) with Jean Harlow and Jean Hersholt
*"American Madness" (1932) with Pat O'Brien
*"Rain" (1932) with Joan Crawford
*"Gabriel Over the White House" (1933) with Franchot Tone
*"Dodsworth" (1936) with Mary Astor and David Niven
*"The Devil and Daniel Webster" (1941) with James Craig and Edward Arnold
*"Swamp Water" (1941) with Walter Brennan and Anne Baxter
*"The Shanghai Gesture" (1942) with Gene Tierney
*"Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) with James Cagney
*"The Outlaw" (1943) with Thomas Mitchell and Jane Russell
*"Edge of Darkness" (1943) with Errol Flynn and Ann Sheridan
*"Mission to Moscow" (1943)
*"And Then There Were None (1945 film)" (1945)
*"Dragonwyck" (1946) with Gene Tierney and Vincent Price
*"Duel in the Sun" (1946) with Joseph Cotten and Gregory Peck
*"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948) with Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt
*"The Furies" (1950) with Wendell Corey

Academy Awards and nominations

*1937 - Nominated Best Actor in a Leading Role - "Dodsworth"
*1942 - Nominated Best Actor in a Leading Role - "The Devil and Daniel Webster"
*1943 - Nominated Best Actor in a Supporting Role - "Yankee Doodle Dandy"
*1949 - Won Best Actor in a Supporting Role - "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"

ee also

Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood

External links

* [ Walter Huston's Gravesite] , with an incorrect year of birth on the plaque.

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