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Walter Huston
Birth: Apr. 6, 1884
Toronto Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Death: Apr. 7, 1950
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) 
Family links: 
  Rhea Gore Huston (1881 - 1938)
  Nan Sunderland (1898 - 1973)*
  Bayonne Whipple Rose Huston (1865 - 1937)*
  John Huston (1906 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Belmont Memorial Park
Fresno County
California, USA
Plot: Section 8, Plot 702, Grave 2
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Record added: Feb 14, 1999
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