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Walter Walker

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Walter Walker (March 13, 1864 – December 4, 1947) was an American actor of the stage and screen during the first half of the twentieth century. Born in New York City, Walker would have a career in theater prior to entering the film industry. By 1915 he was appearing in Broadway productions, his first being Sinners, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Owen Davis. His film debut was in a leading role in 1917's American – That's All. He had a lengthy career, in both film and on stage, appearing in numerous plays and over 80 films. From 1915 through 1930 Walker would appear over a dozen times on the Great White Way, with some of his more notable plays being An American Tragedy, taken from the best-selling novel of the same name by Theodore Dreiser, and Holiday, produced and directed by Arthur Hopkins. During the late 1910s, and through the 1920s, Walker would combine his stage career with appearances in several films, having mostly starring or featured roles in over half a dozen. He appeared in his last Broadway production in 1930, with a featured role in Rebound, written by Academy Award winner Donald Ogden Stewart. In 1931, Walker would devote his acting energies to the big screen, appearing in over 75 films throughout the rest of the decade. In one of his first films during this decade, he would reprise his role of Henry Jaffrey in the film version of Rebound, which starred Ina Claire, Robert Ames and Myrna Loy. Some of the more notable films in which Walker had either a featured or supporting role include 1933's Flying Down to Rio, the original version of Imitation of Life in 1934, the 1935 version of Magnificent Obsession, the Mae West vehicle Go West, Young Man in 1936, and as Benjamin Franklin in the 1938 film Marie Antoinette. Walker would reprise the role of Franklin for the 1938 short The Declaration of Independence. His final screen appearance in a feature film was in a supporting role in The Cowboy and the Lady in 1938. Walter Walker died on December 4, 1947 while visiting his daughter and her husband in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Mar 13, 1864 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie In Again, Out Again 1917-04-30
Latest Project:
Movie The Declaration of Independence 1938-11-26
Known For
Poster of The Cowboy and the Lady
Poster of Yours for the Asking
Poster of Imitation of Life
Poster of Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Movie The Declaration of Independence Benjamin Franklin (uncredited) 1938-11-26
Movie Marie Antoinette Dr. Benjamin Franklin (uncredited) 1938-08-26
Movie You Can't Take It with You Governor Leach (uncredited) 1938-09-01
Movie The Cowboy and the Lady Ames 1938-11-17
Movie We Who Are About to Die The Governor 1937-01-08
Movie Let Them Live Dr. Vlissing 1937-04-25
Movie Topper Judge (uncredited) 1937-07-16
Movie Yours for the Asking Mr. Crenshaw 1936-07-23
Movie Go West Young Man Andy Kelton 1936-11-18
Movie While the Patient Slept Richard Federie 1935-03-09
Movie Age of Indiscretion Mr. Harris 1935-05-10
Movie One New York Night Hampton 1935-03-08
Movie Front Page Woman Judge Hugo Rickard 1935-07-11
Movie Dangerous Roger Farnsworth 1935-12-25
Movie She Couldn't Take It Judge 1935-10-08
Movie The Count of Monte Cristo Morrel 1934-09-06
Movie You Can't Buy Everything Josiah Flagg 1934-01-26
Movie Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch Dr. Barton 1934-10-28
Movie Bedside Dr. Michael 1934-01-31
Movie A Lost Lady Judge Hardy 1934-09-29
Movie Imitation of Life Hugh (uncredited) 1934-11-23
Movie Sons of Steel John Chadburne 1934-12-14
Movie The Gay Bride MacPherson- lawyer 1934-12-14
Movie Babbitt Luke Ethorne 1934-12-08
Movie Hello, Sister! Sedgwick 1933-04-14
Movie The Great Jasper Daniel McGowd 1933-03-03
Movie The Billion Dollar Scandal Parker 1933-01-06
Movie Hard to Handle Bedford College Representative (uncredited) 1933-01-28
Movie From Hell to Heaven Pop Lockwood 1933-02-24
Movie I Love That Man Mr. Walker 1933-07-07
Movie Flying Down to Rio Carlos De Rezende 1933-12-22
Movie Mary Stevens, M.D. Dr. Clark 1933-07-22
Movie Female Jarratt (Uncredited) 1933-11-11
Movie The House on 56th Street Dr. Wyman 1933-12-23
Movie I'm No Angel Judge 1933-10-06
Movie I Loved a Woman Oliver 1933-09-23
Movie The Rich Are Always with Us Dante 1932-05-21
Movie Letty Lynton Mr. Darrow 1932-05-13
Movie Tomorrow and Tomorrow Dr. Walter Burke 1932-02-05
Movie Madame Racketeer Arthur Gregory 1932-07-23
Movie Emma Dr. Horton (uncredited) 1932-01-02
Movie The Mouthpiece District Attorney Forbes 1932-03-21
Movie The Woman in Room 13 Howard Ramsey 1932-05-15
Movie No Man of Her Own Mr. Morton 1932-12-30
Movie Two Against The World Courtney Hamilton 1932-09-03
Movie You Said a Mouthful Tom Brandon 1932-11-18
Movie The Conquerors Thomas B. Ogden 1932-11-18
Movie Life Begins Dr. Tubby 1932-09-10
Movie Blessed Event Mr. Miller 1932-09-10
Movie Prosperity Maggie's Husband in Photo (uncredited) 1932-11-18
Movie The Secret Six Onlooker in Courtroom (uncredited) 1931-04-18
Movie A Tailor-Made Man Abraham Nathan 1931-03-28
Movie The Common Law John Neville Sr. 1931-07-17
Movie Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) Dinner Guest (uncredited) 1931-10-10
Movie Rebound Mr. Henry Jaffrey 1931-08-28
Movie Possessed Whitney for Governor Supporter (uncredited) 1931-11-21
Movie New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford Mr. Layton 1931-10-03
Movie Reaching for the Moon James Benton 1930-12-29
Movie Paid Judge Lawler (uncredited) 1930-12-30
Movie The Great Power Sen. Charles Davis 1929-03-23
Movie In Again, Out Again Sheriff Dubb 1917-04-30