Robert Walker
American actor
Robert Walker
Robert Hudson Walker was an American actor, best known for his starring role in Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 thriller Strangers on a Train. He started in youthful boy-next-door roles, one of them opposite his first wife Jennifer Jones. He also played Jerome Kern in Till the Clouds Roll By. Twice divorced by thirty, he suffered from alcoholism and mental illness. He died after taking medication.
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Friday: Fresh Air - New York Times (blog)
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Robert Walker/The New York TimesGamal Abdul Nasser, former leader of Egypt, center left, meets Fidel Castro in 1960. By Tim Croce FRIDAY'S PUZZLE — Take a deep breath, everyone – it's Friday. Much like Jean ARP at 51 Across,
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AgForce welcomes legal aid for CQ farmers - Land
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AgForce CEO Robert Walker said the position is an acknowledgement of the serious need for landholders to be empowered in their dealings with CSG and coal mining companies. “We are seeing exponential growth in mineral exploration and production across
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Hornets look to maintain district supremacy - Wilson County News
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EAST CENTRAL -- Since Hornet Head Football Coach Robert Walker arrived at East Central six seasons ago, he has been working hard to build a program of excellence -- and it's showing. The Hornets have made marked improvements each year under Walker,
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Firefighters aid police after wreck, investigate alarm - DavidsonNews.net
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Firefighters assisted Medic and Davidson Police with a traffic accident on Robert Walker Drive where a driver slammed into the back of a car that was parked parallel to the road last Thursday. Meanwhile, a malfunctioning smoke detector brought
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Walker's high five moves Bute a step closer to title - Buteman
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ROBERT WALKER'S second five-goal haul of the season moved Bute a big step closer to promotion back to the Premier League after the islanders' best team display of the campaign so far at Yoker on Saturday. Perhaps with last season still in mind,
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Troopers Identify Victims and Survivors in Plane Crash near McGrath - Baltimore Sun
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Walker was born and raised in Anvik, where she married her husband Robert Walker, the pair were married for 33 years. "Very positive person, hard working dedicated, she never ever turned her back on any kind of kid that needed help," her husband Robert
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Robert W. Nagel | Services set | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-08-10 - Philadelphia Inquirer
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A Funeral Mass for Robert Walker Nagel, 19, will be at 11 am Friday, Aug. 12, at Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church, 1325 Upper State Rd., North Wales. Friends may call from 9. Burial will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park. Mr. Nagel and Edward T. Coombs,
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Ambler man killed in Saturday morning crash - Patch.com
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Robert Walker Nagle, 19, was found dead at the scene of the crash off Witmer Road in Horsham. Also killed was Edward Taylor Coombs, 19, of Horsham. A preliminary investigation has determined that Coombs and Nagle were passengers in a 2007 Honda Civic
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Doctor charged in 35-count indictment - SunHerald.com
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US Magistrate Judge Robert Walker on Friday turned over each of the defendants, including the co-conspirators, identified as George Cowart, 27; Kevin Anderson, 24; Jerry Otis Spiers, 50; Oliver “Butch” Shoemaker Jr., 41; John Gregory Segretto, 22;
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Grand illusion - Boston Globe
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This is worth keeping in mind when contemplating the photographs here by Robert Walker and Dionisio Gonzalez, who dispense from the start with the notional existence of a “real Venice'' - a more authentic city that exists independently of the tourists'
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Scotty Browns to open restaurant at Bellingham Airport - Blaine Northern Light
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“We are excited about this opportunity at Bellingham International Airport,” Scotty Browns co-owner Robert Walker said. “This 'hybrid' Scotty Browns will offer a casual and quick dining experience, while re-affirming our reputation of having great food
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85: Not so easy - Daily Freeman Journal
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... most potent offenses off the board until Defenbaugh managed a run-scoring single with two outs in the fourth inning after Gent extended the frame in the previous at-bat by failing to cleanly corral a towering fly off the bat of Robert Walker
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Cup joy for Bute in the Skye sunshine - Buteman
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GOALS from Roberto Zavaroni and Robert Walker helped Bute to a third Balliemore Cup triumph in eight years in sun-soaked Portree on Saturday. Captain John McCallum was greeted by roars of approval from team-mates, coaching staff and supporters after a
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Bikers honor man fatally shot protecting family from pit bull - WLOX
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A memorial ride and fundraiser were held for Robert Walker, Sr. of Houston, Texas. The sound of revved engines represented the passion the riders have for fellow biker Robert Walker, Jr., also known as Mista Maine, a deejay at radio station 97.7
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Trying To Count The Doctors - West Virginia MetroNews
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Dr. Robert Walker recently told state lawmakers the shortage is getting worse not better. Walker says one of the problems is coming up with an accurate count of the number of physicians actually practicing here. "We buy it (the information)
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Man holding pit bull when shot, son says - Jackson Clarion Ledger
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Robert Walker Jr. stared Saturday at the patch of backyard grass where his father laid unconscious after his mother fired two bullets meant for a pit bull a day earlier. Robert Walker Sr. and Betty Walker of Houston, Texas were visiting their son's ... - -
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Visit Provides A Peek Into A Father's Painful Past - NPR
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by NPR Staff It was 1912 when Robert Walker fell off a cart that was used to pull heavy logs out of the forest, and the cart ran over him. Walker was 5 years old. "He was just severely injured," Julian Walker — Robert's son — tells his daughter Julia
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Having a coronary - BBC News
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Robert Walker-Smith was eight years old when his father died of a heart attack in 1971. He has never forgotten seeing his father collapse in the hallway at home. "I was ushered quickly away,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Walker
    THIRTIES
  • 1951
    Age 32
    On the night of August 28, 1951, Walker's housekeeper found the actor in an emotional state.
    More Details Hide Details She called Walker's psychiatrist who arrived and administered amobarbital for sedation. Walker was allegedly drinking prior to his emotional outburst, and it is believed the combination of amobarbital and alcohol resulted in a severe reaction. As a result, he passed out and stopped breathing, and all efforts to resuscitate him failed; Walker was 32 years old. In her biography of Walker and Jones, Star-Crossed, author Beverly Linet quotes Walker's friend, Jim Henaghan, who was not mentioned in official accounts of Walker's death, as saying that he was present at the time. According to Henaghan's account, he stopped by Walker's house and they played cards. Walker was behaving normally. At one point Walker's psychiatrist arrived and insisted that he receive an injection. When Walker refused, Henaghan held him down to receive the injection. Walker passed out, and frantic efforts to revive him failed.
  • 1949
    Age 30
    He spent time at the Menninger Clinic in 1949 where he was treated for a psychiatric disorder.
    More Details Hide Details Following his discharge from the clinic, he was cast by acclaimed director Alfred Hitchcock in Strangers on a Train (1951). His final film role was in the title role of Leo McCarey's My Son John (1952), made at the height of the Red Scare. Despite the film's anti-Communist themes, Walker was allegedly neither liberal nor conservative and took the job to work with McCarey and co-star Helen Hayes. Walker died before production finished, and so angles from his death scene in Strangers were spliced into a similar melodramatic dying scene near the end of the film.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1948
    Age 29
    He married Barbara Ford, the daughter of director John Ford, in July 1948, but the marriage lasted only five months.
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    In 1948 Walker starred with Ava Gardner in the film One Touch of Venus, directed by William A. Seiter.
    More Details Hide Details The film was a non-musical comedy adapted from a Broadway show with music by Kurt Weill.
  • 1946
    Age 27
    In 1946 Walker starred in the musical Till the Clouds Roll By, in which he played the popular composer Jerome Kern.
    More Details Hide Details He starred as another composer, Johannes Brahms, in Song of Love (1947), which co-starred Katharine Hepburn and Paul Henreid.
  • 1943
    Age 24
    By that time, Jones' affair with Selznick was common knowledge, and Jones and Walker separated in November 1943, in mid-production. The filming of their love scenes was torturous as Selznick insisted that Walker perform take after take of each love scene with Jones. She filed for divorce in April 1945.
    More Details Hide Details That year, Walker starred as a GI preparing for overseas deployment in The Clock, with Judy Garland playing his love interest in her first straight dramatic film.
  • 1941
    Age 22
    Walker co-starred in the weekly show "Maudie's Diary" from August 1941 to September 1942.
    More Details Hide Details Phylis (Jennifer) then returned to auditioning where her luck changed when she was discovered in 1941 by producer David O. Selznick, who changed her name to Jennifer Jones and groomed her for stardom. The couple returned to Hollywood, and Selznick's connections helped Walker secure a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where he started work on the war drama Bataan (1943). Walker's charming demeanor and boyish good looks caught on with audiences, and he worked steadily playing "boy-next-door" roles in films such as See Here, Private Hargrove (1944) and Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945). He also appeared in Selznick's Since You Went Away (1944) in which he and his wife portrayed doomed young lovers during World War II.
  • 1939
    Age 20
    While attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Walker met fellow aspiring actress Phylis Isley, who later took the stage name Jennifer Jones. After a brief courtship, the couple were married in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on January 2, 1939.
    More Details Hide Details Walker found work in radio while Phylis stayed home and gave birth to two sons in quick succession - actor Robert Walker, Jr. (born April 15, 1940) and Michael Walker (March 13, 1941 – December 27, 2007).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1937
    Age 18
    Walker was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, the youngest of four sons of Zella (née McQuarrie) and Horace Hudson Walker. He was of English and Scottish descent. Emotionally scarred by his parents' divorce when he was still a child, he subsequently developed an interest in acting, which led his maternal aunt, Hortense (McQuarrie) Odlum (then the president of Bonwit Teller), to offer to pay for his enrollment at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1937.
    More Details Hide Details Walker lived in her home during his first year in the city.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1918
    Born
    Born on October 13, 1918.
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