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Walter Huston

Walter Huston

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Also Known As: Died: April 7, 1950
Born: April 6, 1884 Cause of Death: aortic aneurysm
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA Profession: Cast ...
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Began career as a teenager, appearing in vaudeville
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Settled in NYC; worked as a waiter while looking for acting jobs
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First professional acting role, a messenger in a production of "Julius Caesar"; fired when he forgot his lines
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After 1904 marriage, quit acting and worked as an engineer
1909:
Moved with family to Texas before resuming stage career
1909:
Worked in vaudeville in partnership with future wife Bayonne Whipple; married in spring 1915
1924:
Had first major Broadway success as the patriarch in Eugene O'Neill's drama "Desire Under the Elms"
1929:
Short film debut in "The Carnival Man"
1929:
Feature film debut in "Gentlemen of the Press"
1930:
Had title role in D.W. Griffith's biopic "Abraham Lincoln"
1932:
Co-starred with Joan Crawford in "Rain"
1934:
Originated the title role in the Broadway production of "Dodsworth"
1935:
Portrayed "Rhodes of Africa"
1936:
Received first Academy Award nomination reprising stage role in "Dodsworth"
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Played "Othello" on stage
1938:
Made musical comedy debut as Peter Stuyvesant in "Knickerbocker Holiday"; introduced signature tune "September Song"
1939:
Turned down the leading role in the stage play "Life With Father"
1941:
Garnered second Best Actor Academy Award nomination for "The Devil and Daniel Webster"
1941:
Had bit role in son John's directorial debut "The Maltese Falcon"
1942:
Earned third Oscar nomination as the patriarch of the Cohan family in "Yankee Doodle Dandy"
1942:
Reteamed with son for "In This Our Life"
1944:
Lost stage role of Stuyvesant in "Knickerbocker Holiday" to Charles Coburn in the film adaptation
1948:
Directed by son John in "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"; both received Academy Awards for the film, Walter as Best Supporting Actor and John for both Best Director and Best Screenplay
1950:
Final film, "The Furies"

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