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 Ray Walston

Ray Walston

Birth
Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi, USA
Death 1 Jan 2001 (aged 86)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Ashes in posession of his daughter, Kate Walston.
Memorial ID 19590 · View Source
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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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19590
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ray Walston (2 Nov 1914–1 Jan 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19590, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Ashes in posession of his daughter, Kate Walston..