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Walter Huston

Character Actor | * 04/05/1883 († 67, 04/07/1950) | Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
Walter Thomas Huston ( (listen) HEW-stən; né Houghston; April 5, 1883 – April 7, 1950) was a Canadian actor and singer. Huston won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, directed by his son John Huston. He is the patriarch of the four generations of the Huston acting family, including his son John, grandchildren Anjelica Huston, Danny Huston, Allegra Huston, and great-grandchild Jack Huston. The family has produced three generations of Academy Award winners: Walter, his son John, and granddaughter Anjelica. ()
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Walter Huston was a Canadian-born American actor. He was the father of actor and director John Huston and the grandfather of actress Anjelica Huston and actor Danny Huston.Born Walter Houghston in Toronto, Ontario to an Ulster-Scottish father and a Scottish Canadian mother, he began his Broadway career in 1924. Once talkies began in Hollywood, he achieved fame in character roles. His first major role was in 1929's The Virginian with Gary Cooper. He appeared in the Broadway theatrical adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel Dodsworth in 1934 and the play's film version two years later.Huston stayed busy throughout the 1930s and 1940s, both on stage and screen (becoming one of America's most distinguished actors); he performed "September Song" in the original Broadway production of Knickerbocker Holiday in 1938. Among his films are Rain (1932), The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) 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.Along with Anthony Veiller, he narrated the Why We Fight series of World War II documentaries directed by Frank Capra.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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | War

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Awards & Nominations for Walter Huston

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 2x Academy Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Walter Huston as Actor(75)

as Himself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as T. C. Jeffords1950 The Furies
as General Ostrovsky1949 The Great Sinner
as Mr. Nat Miller1948 Summer Holiday
as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)1946 Let There Be Light
as Jubal Crabbe, the Sinkiller1946 Duel in the Sun
as Ephraim Wells1946 Dragonwyck
as Edward Armstrong1945 And Then There Were None
as Narrator1945 Know Your Enemy: Japan
as Abraham Lincoln1944 Why We Fight: The Battle of China
as Narrator1944 Know Your Ally: Britain
as Ling Tan1944 Dragon Seed
as Doc Holliday1943 The Outlaw
as Voices of officers (voice)1943 Report from the Aleutians
as Jerry Cohan (archive footage)1943 The Voice That Thrilled the World
as Dr. Martin Stensgard1943 Edge of Darkness
as Dr. Kurin1943 The North Star
as Narrator1943 For God and Country
as Ambassador Joseph E. Davies1943 Mission to Moscow
as Uncle Sam 'U.S.'1943 December 7th
as Narrator (voice)1943 War Department Report
as Bartender (uncredited)1942 In This Our Life
as Narrator1942 Our Russian Front
as Narrator (voice)1942 Why We Fight: Prelude to War
as Jerry Cohan1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
as MacKenzie Scott1942 Always in My Heart
as Sir Guy Charteris1941 The Shanghai Gesture
as Captain Jacoby (uncredited)1941 The Maltese Falcon
as Thursday Ragan1941 Swamp Water
as Mr. Scratch1941 All That Money Can Buy
as Torpenhow1939 The Light That Failed
as Ethan Wilkins1938 Of Human Hearts
as Cecil John Rhodes1936 Rhodes of Africa
as Sam Dodsworth1936 Dodsworth
as himself1935 Hollywood Hobbies
as President of the United States (as Mr. Walter Huston)1935 The Tunnel
as Sgt. Benjamin E. Walsh1934 Keep 'Em Rolling
as Barney Dolphin1933 Ann Vickers
as le Président des États-Unis, Judson Hammond1933 Gabriel Over the White House
as Lieut. Comdr. T.J. Toler USN1933 Hell Below
as Mayor Dushan Radovic1933 Storm at Daybreak
as Judge Andrew J. Moffett1932 Night Court
as Captain Corlaix1932 The Woman from Monte Carlo
as Alfred Davidson1932 Rain
as Frame 'Saint' Johnson1932 Law and Order
as Thomas Dickson1932 American Madness
as Flint1932 Kongo
as Pow Tarleton1932 The Wet Parade
as Capt. Jim Fitzpatrick1932 The Beast of the City
as District Attorney Whitlock1931 The Star Witness
as Judge Walter Huston (uncredited)1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: 'The Spoon'
as Jack Bannister1931 The Ruling Voice
as Seth Law1931 A House Divided
as General Gregory Platoff1930 The Virtuous Sin
as Mark Brady1930 The Criminal Code
as Joe in Clark & White's Office (uncredited)1930 Behind the Make-Up
as Pancho Lopez1930 The Bad Man
as Abraham Lincoln1930 Abraham Lincoln
as Trampas1929 The Virginian
as Robert Rossiter1929 The Lady Lies
as Wickland Snell1929 Gentlemen Of The Press

Full Name: Walter Huston
Born: Thursday, 04/05 1883 (April) in Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
Died: Friday, 04/07 1950 (April) in Hollywood (aged: 67)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Spouses (current/former): Bayonne Whipple, Rhea Gore, Ninetta Sunderland
Children: John Huston
Father: Robert Moore Huston
Mother: Elizabeth McGibbon
Other names for Walter Huston (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Walter Thomas Houghston"
"Walter Thomas Huston"
"Walter Houghston"
Walter Huston frequently works together with these people:
John Huston (16x, Actor)
Frank Capra (11x, Crew)
Cedric Gibbons (8x, Crew)
Kay Francis (7x, Actress)
Douglas Shearer (7x, Crew)
Humphrey Bogart (6x, Actor)
Eugene Pallette (6x, Actor)
Myrna Loy (6x, Actress)
Alfred Newman (6x, Crew)
Dimitri Tiomkin (6x, Crew)
Jack L. Warner (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10104, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 06/30/2022