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 Henry B. Walthall

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Henry B. Walthall Famous memorial

Birth
Shelby County, Alabama, USA
Death 17 Jun 1936 (aged 58)
Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Abbey of the Psalms, Sanctuary of Hope (Corridor E-1), East Wall, Crypt 370
Memorial ID 7937 View Source

Actor. He was a prolific American stage and silent screen actor of the early 1900s thru 1936. He appeared in D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking 1915 film classic "The Birth of a Nation", playing the Confederate Colonel Ben Cameron. Born on an Alabama plantation, he enlisted in the First Alabama Regiment in 1898, during the Spanish–American War, but never left Jacksonville, Florida as he had a fever. His 1901 stage debut was in New York City, in a role in "Under Southern Skies," which he played for three years. His film career started in 1909. In 1936, he collapsed on the set after completing his scenes in the film "China Clipper." After being admitted to the hospital, he died three weeks later. He was married twice.

Bio by: Linda Davis


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 22 Dec 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7937
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7937/henry-b-walthall : accessed ), memorial page for Henry B. Walthall (16 Mar 1878–17 Jun 1936), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7937, citing Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .