Walter Huston

Walter Huston was a Canadian-born American actor. He was the father of actor and director John Huston and the grandfather of actress Anjelica Huston and actor Danny Huston.Born Walter Houghston 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.Walter Huston has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6626 Hollywood Blvd.

The database contains 27 images with Walter Huston, divided over 9 titles.

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2047 * 2634 Abraham Lincoln 1930

Publicity still with Humphrey Bogart & Lee Patrick

1600 * 1173 The Maltese Falcon 1941

Behind the scenes photo with Humphrey Bogart, Lee Patrick & John Huston

1600 * 1287 The Maltese Falcon 1941

Publicity still with Jane Russell, Jack Buetel & Thomas Mitchell

2686 * 2046 The Outlaw 1943

Lobby card with Ruther Chatterton & Paul Lukas

1547 * 1200 Dodsworth 1936

Publicity still with Mary Astor

2048 * 1651 Dodsworth 1936

Publicity still with Mary Astor

1517 * 1908 Dodsworth 1936

Publicity still with Jean Harlow, Jean Hersholt & Warner Richmond

2200 * 1727 The Beast of the City 1932

Lobby card with Jean Harlow

1800 * 2226 The Beast of the City 1932

Lobby card with Jean Harlow & Wallace Ford

1864 * 1467 The Beast of the City 1932

Lobby card with C. Aubrey Smith, Louis Hayward, Queenie Leonard & Harry Thurston

1280 * 999 And Then There Were None 1945

Lobby card with Louis Hayward, Barry Fitzgerald, June Duprez & Harry Thurston

1280 * 999 And Then There Were None 1945

Lobby card with Louis Hayward, June Duprez, Roland Young & Harry Thurston

1280 * 999 And Then There Were None 1945

Lobby card with Richard Haydn & Judith Anderson

1280 * 999 And Then There Were None 1945

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