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Also Known As: Died: June 11, 1955
Born: June 30, 1879 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor

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Walter Hampden was a prolific actor who created a name for himself largely on the big screen. Hampden began his acting career with roles in such films as the Charles Laughton dramatic adaptation "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1939), the dramatic adaptation "All This, and Heaven Too" (1940) with Bette Davis and the action picture "North West Mounted Police" (1940) with Gary Cooper. He also appeared in the Errol Flynn historical feature "They Died With Their Boots On" (1941) and the Ray Milland adventurous drama "Reap the Wild Wind" (1942). He continued to act in productions like "The Adventures of Mark Twain" (1944) with Fredric March, "All About Eve" (1950) with Bette Davis and "Five Fingers" (1952) with James Mason. In the latter part of his career, he tackled roles in "Sombrero" (1953), "Sabrina" (1954) and "The Silver Chalice" (1954). He also appeared in the Greer Garson drama "Strange Lady in Town" (1955) and the drama "The Prodigal" (1955) with Lana Turner. Hampden was most recently credited in the Kathryn Grayson adaptation "The Vagabond King" (1956). Hampden passed away in June 1955 at the age of 76.

Walter Hampden was a prolific actor who created a name for himself largely on the big screen. Hampden began his acting career with roles in such films as the Charles Laughton dramatic adaptation "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1939), the dramatic adaptation "All This, and Heaven Too" (1940) with Bette Davis and the action picture "North West Mounted Police" (1940) with Gary Cooper. He also appeared in the Errol Flynn historical feature "They Died With Their Boots On" (1941) and the Ray Milland adventurous drama "Reap the Wild Wind" (1942). He continued to act in productions like "The Adventures of Mark Twain" (1944) with Fredric March, "All About Eve" (1950) with Bette Davis and "Five Fingers" (1952) with James Mason. In the latter part of his career, he tackled roles in "Sombrero" (1953), "Sabrina" (1954) and "The Silver Chalice" (1954). He also appeared in the Greer Garson drama "Strange Lady in Town" (1955) and the drama "The Prodigal" (1955) with Lana Turner. Hampden was most recently credited in the Kathryn Grayson adaptation "The Vagabond King" (1956). Hampden passed away in June 1955 at the age of 76.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Vagabond King (1956) King Louis XI
2.
 Strange Lady in Town (1955) Father Gabriel Mendoza
3.
 The Silver Chalice (1955) Joseph of Arimathea
4.
 The Prodigal (1955) Eli
5.
 Sabrina (1954) Oliver Larrabee
6.
 Sombrero (1953) Don Carlos Castillo
7.
 Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953) Pierre Champlain
8.
 5 Fingers (1952) Sir Frederic
9.
 The First Legion (1951) Father [Edward] Quarterman
10.
 All About Eve (1950) Aged actor
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