Walter Huston

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Date of Birth April 18, 1883
Place of Birth Toronto, Canada
Date of Death Apr 7, 1950 (66)
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Walter Huston

Walter Thomas Huston was a Canadian actor and singer. Huston won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, directed by his son John Huston. He is the patriarch of the four generations of the Huston acting family, including his son John, grandchildren Anjelica Huston, Danny Huston, Allegra Huston, and great-grandchild Jack Huston. The family has produced three generations of Academy Award winners: Walter, his son John, and John's daughter Anjelica.

Born: Walter Thomas Houghston, April 5, 1883, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: April 7, 1950, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Resting place: Belmont Memorial Park
Occupation: Actor, singer
Years active: 1902–1950
Children: John Huston
Relatives: Tony Huston (grandson), Anjelica Huston (granddaughter), Danny Huston (grandson), Allegra Huston (granddaughter)
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About Walter Huston

Academy Award-winning actor who starred in Yankee Doodle Dandy in 1942 and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre in 1948. His other films include The Sign of the Cross and Julius Caesar.

Walter Huston Before Fame

He grew up in Toronto, Ontario where he did construction work while attending the Shaw School of acting.

Achievement of Walter Huston

He sang, recorded and released the Kurt Weill-Maxwell Anderson song, "September Song" for the 1938 Broadway production of Knickerbocker Holiday. The song became a bestseller.

Walter Huston Family Life

He was married to Ninetta Sunderland until his death in 1950. His son, John Huston and granddaughter, Anjelica Huston both became Academy Award-winning actors.

Associations of Walter Huston

He starred as Uncle Sam for John Ford's Academy Award-winning documentary, December 7th, in 1943.

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