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Walter Pidgeon
Birth: Sep. 23, 1897
Saint John County
New Brunswick, Canada
Death: Sep. 25, 1984
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, he began his career in silent films in the mid 1920s after initially studying voice at Boston's New England Conservatory of Music. His early works in film include "Mannequin" (1925) and "The Girl from Río" (1927). Following the introduction of sound recordings he appeared in several musicals over the next decade before signing with MGM studios in 1937 as a contract player. While under contract with MGM he was used primarily as a supporting actor in such films as “Saratoga” and the "Girl of the Golden West.” His first commercial success as an actor came as the star of “How Green Was My Valley,” winner of the 1941 Academy Award for Best Picture. He was a two time Oscar nominee for Best Actor, for his performances in “Mrs. Miniver” (1942) and "Madame Curie” (1944). He served as President of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) from 1951 to 1957 and was a recipient of a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. His notable film credits include: “Forbidden Planet” (1956), “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” (1961), “Advise and Consent” (1962), “Funny Girl” (1968), “Harry in Your Pocket” (1973), “Two-Minute Warning” (1976) and “Sextette” (1978). His notable television guest appearances include: “Perry Mason,” “Dr. Kildare,” “Daniel Boone,” “Burke’s Law,” “The F.B.I." and “Marcus Welby M.D.” He suffered a series of strokes following his retirement from the motion picture industry in the late 1970s and died two days after his 87th birthday in Santa Monica, California. (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
Family links: 
  Hannah Sophronia Sanborn Pidgeon (1860 - 1954)
  Edna Verne Pickles Pidgeon (1896 - 1921)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Stroke
Donated to medical science
Specifically: Donated to the UCLA Medical School
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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