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Also Known As: Died: March 26, 1987
Born: June 6, 1898 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St Paul, Minnesota, USA Profession: actor

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A prolific staple of Hollywood cinema for over a generation, Walter Abel may not have duplicated some of his early New York stage successes in leading roles once he relocated to the film world out West, but his was a versatile and an intelligent talent. His attractively open face, with its trademark trim mustache, lent a dapper yet sincere quality to the many harried professionals he played so well.

A prolific staple of Hollywood cinema for over a generation, Walter Abel may not have duplicated some of his early New York stage successes in leading roles once he relocated to the film world out West, but his was a versatile and an intelligent talent. His attractively open face, with its trademark trim mustache, lent a dapper yet sincere quality to the many harried professionals he played so well.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Grace Quigley (1985) Homer Watkins
3.
 Man Without a Country, The (1973) Colonel A B Morgan
4.
 Mirage (1965) Charles Calvin
5.
 Handle with Care (1958) Professor Roger Bowdin
6.
 Raintree County (1957) T. D. Shawnessy
7.
 Bernardine (1957) Mr. Beaumont
8.
 The Steel Jungle (1956) Warden Keller
9.
 The Indian Fighter (1955) Captain Trask
10.
 Night People (1954) Dr. R. A. Foster
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Milestones close milestones

1918:
Made film debut in a small role in "Out of a Clear Sky"
1919:
Stage acting debut in "Forbidden"
1924:
Simultaneously appeared in two Eugene O'Neill plays in NYC, "Bound East for Cardiff" and "Desire Under the Elms"
1929:
London stage debut, "Coquette"
1930:
Film acting debut in "Liliom"
1934:
Signed contract with RKO
1935:
First major film work, and first leading role in films, as D'Artagnan in an RKO adaptation of "The Three Musketeers"
1936:
Co-starred in "Fury"
1940:
Had one of his best screen roles in Mitchell Leisen's "Arise My Love"
1940:
Worked primarily for Paramount Pictures
1948:
Concentrated on stage and television work for a time after his work in such films as "That Lady in Ermine"
1953:
Resumed more regular work in films for the next five years beginning with "Island in the Sky" and "So This Is Love"
:
Was one of the hosts, along with Dennis O'Keefe, of the NBC-TV suspense drama anthology series, "Suspicion"
:
Again returned to film work briefly in the mid-60s
1973:
First TV-movie, "The Man Without a Country" (ABC)
1974:
Last Broadway appearance, "Saturday, Sunday, Monday"
1975:
Final New York stage acting role alongside Meryl Streep and Mandy Patinkin in a revival of "Trelawny of the 'Wells'" staged at Lincoln Center
1983:
Final feature role, supporting Nick Nolte and Katharine Hepburn in "Grace Quigley/The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley" (released in 1985)
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Education

American Academy of Dramatic Arts: New York , New York - 1917

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