Walter Huston

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Born Apr 6, 1883

Walter Thomas Huston was a Canadian-born American actor. He was the father of actor and director John Huston and the grandfather of actors Walter Anthony Huston, Anjelica Huston, Danny Huston, and Allegra Huston. He is great-grandfather to actor Jack Huston… Read More

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1883 Birth Born on April 5, 1883.


1902 19 Years Old His family moved from Orangeville, Ontario before his birth where they were farmers. As a young man he worked in construction and in his spare time attended the Shaw School of Acting. He made his stage debut in 1902. … Read More


1904 21 Years Old In 1904, he married Rhea Gore (1882-1938) and gave up acting to work as a manager of electric power stations in Nevada, Missouri.
1909 26 Years Old 1 More Event
He maintained these jobs till 1909 during which time the couple had a son, John in 1906.


1915 32 Years Old They were billed as Whipple and Huston and in 1915 they married. … Read More


1924 41 Years Old Huston began his Broadway career on January 22, 1924 in which he appeared in a play Mr. Pitt. … Read More


1934 51 Years Old He starred as the title character in the Broadway theatrical adaptation of Sinclair Lewis's novel Dodsworth in 1934 and the play's film version two years later. … Read More
1938 55 Years Old Huston remained busy throughout the 1930s and 1940s, both on stage and screen (becoming one of America's most distinguished actors); he performed "September Song" in the original Broadway production of Knickerbocker Holiday in 1938. … Read More
1941 58 Years Old In 1941 Walter Huston portrayed the part of the ship's captain who is shot while delivering the black bird to Sam Spade in the "Maltese Falcon". … Read More


1948 65 Years Old In 1948, he played Howard in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which was also directed by his son, John Huston. … Read More
In the 1950 release of the film entitled, "September Affair", starring Joan Fontaine and Joseph Cotton, Walter Huston sang the title song in the movie. … Read More
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