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Walter Houghston

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Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Death: Died in Hollywood, CA, USA
Place of Burial: Belmont Memorial Park Fresno Fresno County California, USA Plot: Section 8, Plot 702, Grave 2
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Moore Houghston and Elizabeth Houghston
Husband of Ninetta Sunderland
Ex-husband of Bayonne Whipple and Rhea Houghston
Father of John Huston

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About Walter Houghston

The gruff‐voiced, Canadian‐born actor Walter Huston established himself as one of the great actors of the English-speaking stage and cinema. Though he never achieved true star status on the silver screen, he established himself as a well-respected and much-sought-after character lead beginning with the early talkies and continuing through the 1930s & '40s. For his contribution to the motion pictures industry, Huston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6626 Hollywood Blvd.

Born Walter Houghston on April 6, 1884 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.

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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0404158/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Birth: Apr. 6, 1884 Toronto Toronto Municipality Ontario, Canada Death: Apr. 7, 1950 Hollywood Los Angeles County California, USA

Actor. He won the Academy Award for his role in the 1948 film "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," which was one of the first Hollywood movies to be filmed on location outside of the US. Born Walter Thomas Houghston of Scottish and Irish descent, his father was a farmer who founded a construction company. As a young man, he worked in construction and in his spare time attended the Shaw School of Acting, making his stage debut in 1902. He went on to tour in Hal Reid's play "In Convict Stripes" appeared with Richard Mansfield in William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," and toured in another play "The Sign of the Cross." In 1904, he married and gave up acting to work as a manager of electric power stations in Nevada and Missouri until 1909, when he started appearing in vaudeville with actress Bayonne Whipple. They were billed as Whipple and Huston and they eventually married in 1915. He continued to perform in vaudeville until 1924, when he made his Broadway debut in "Mr. Pitt," followed by "Desire Under the Elms," "Kongo," "The Barker," and "Elmer the Great." After the arrival of sound films in Hollywood, he began playing character roles, his first being the villain 'Trampas' in "The Virginian (1929), with Gary Cooper. In 1934 he starred as the title character in the Broadway theatrical adaptation of Sinclair Lewis's novel "Dodsworth" and the play's film version two years later. For his role as Sam Dodsworth, he won the New York Critic's Circle Award for Best Actor and was nominated for the Academy Award. He was very active throughout the 1930s and 1940s, both on stage and screen, and became one of America's most distinguished actors. His films include "Abraham Lincoln" (1930), "Rain" (1932), "The Beast of the City' (1932), "American Madness" (1932), "Gabriel Over the White House" (1933), "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (1941), "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942), and "Mission to Moscow" (1943), a pro-Soviet World War II propaganda film as Ambassador Joseph E. Davies. Along with Anthony Veiller, he narrated the "Why We Fight" series of World War II documentaries directed by Frank Capra. In 1944 he starred in Broadway's "Knickerbocker Holiday" and achieved musical immortality by singing the classic "September Song." In 1948 he played the role of 'Howard' in the classic "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," with actors Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt, which was directed by his son, John Huston. He won the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film, while John Huston won the Best Director Academy Award, making them the first father and son to win Oscars at the same ceremony. His last film was "The Furies" (1950) with actress Barbara Stanwyck. He died in Hollywood, California from an aortic aneurysm at the age of 67. He was married 3 times, first to journalist Rhea Gore (1904 to 1912), actress Bayonne Whipple (1915 to 1924), and actress Ninetta (Nan) Sunderland (1931 until his death). He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for motion pictures. In addition to his son John Huston, he is the grandfather of actors Danny, Anjelica, and Allegra Huston, and great-grandfather of actor Jack Huston. (bio by: William Bjornstad)


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Spouses:
 Rhea Gore Huston (1882 - 1938)
 Ninetta Nan Sunderland Huston (1898 - 1973)*
 Bayonne Whipple Rose Huston (1865 - 1937)*

Children:
 John Huston (1906 - 1987)*
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Burial: Belmont Memorial Park Fresno Fresno County California, USA Plot: Section 8, Plot 702, Grave 2


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Walter Huston's Timeline

1884
April 6, 1884
Toronto, ON, Canada
1906
August 5, 1906
Age 22
Nevada, MS, USA
1950
April 7, 1950
Age 66
Hollywood, CA, USA
April 7, 1950
Age 66
Belmont Memorial Park Fresno Fresno County California, USA Plot: Section 8, Plot 702, Grave 2
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