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Ray Walston
Birth: Dec. 2, 1914
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 2001
Beverly Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Versatile film and television Actor, whose work includes, "My Favorite Martian." He died in Beverly Hills, California, following a six year battle with lupus. He won a Tony for "Damn Yankees" (1958) and two Emmys. Born Herman Walston in Laurel, Louisiana, (some biographies give his birth place as New Orleans), he grew up in New Orleans, and started his acting career with a local stock company. His big break came in 1939, when he was cast in "The Front Page." He is remembered in such films as "South Pacific" (1958), "The Apartment" (1960), "Paint Your Wagon" (1969), "The Sting" (1973), and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982). All total, he appeared in 70 films and numerous television programs, including a three year run as Uncle Martin in TV's "My Favorite Martian" (1963-1966). He won two Emmy Awards for his role in TV's "Picket Fence." His television roles include guest appearances on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Voyager", "Touched by an Angel", "7th Heaven", "Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman", "L.A. Law", "Night Court", "Starsky and Hutch", "Mission Impossible", and numerous other television shows. His only staring role in a film came in 1964, when Peter Sellers was felled by a heart attack, and he was selected to replace him in "Kiss Me, Stupid" as a desperate songwriter. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 
 
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  Evaline Ruth Calvert Walston (1916 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ashes in posession of his daughter, Kate Walston.
 
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Record added: Jan 18, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 19590
Ray Walston
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Saw you in Silver Streak
- Jim Ditton
 Added: Jul. 27, 2015
Miss ya, Mr Hand
- Annie O
 Added: May. 24, 2015
Ray, you were a treasure. Of Mice and Men- beautiful.
- The Blue Bird
 Added: May. 6, 2015
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