Walter Pidgeon

Born Sep 23, 1897

Walter Davis Pidgeon was a Canadian actor, who starred in many motion pictures, including Mrs. Miniver, The Bad and the Beautiful, Forbidden Planet, Advise & Consent, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Funny Girl and Harry in Your Pocket.

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1897 Birth Born on September 23, 1897.


1925 27 Years Old Discontented with banking, Pidgeon moved to New York City, where he walked into the office of E.E. Clive, announced that he could act and sing and could prove it. After acting on stage for several years, he made his Broadway debut in 1925. … Read More


1931 33 Years Old …  In 1931, Pidgeon married his secretary, Ruth Walker, to whom he remained married until his death. … Read More
1935 37 Years Old In 1935 he took a break from Hollywood and did a stint on Broadway, appearing in the plays Something Gay, Night of January 16th, and There's Wisdom in Women. … Read More


1944 46 Years Old He was also nominated in 1944 for Madame Curie, again opposite Garson. … Read More


1952 54 Years Old Pidgeon was active in the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and served as president from 1952-57. … Read More


1961 63 Years Old He continued making films, playing Admiral Harriman Nelson in 1961's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, James Haggin in Walt Disney's Big Red (1962), and the Senate Majority Leader in Otto Preminger's Advise & Consent. … Read More
1963 65 Years Old His other television credits included Breaking Point, The F.B.I., Marcus Welby, M.D., and Gibbsville. In 1963 he guest starred as corporate attorney Sherman Hatfield in the fourth of four special episodes of Perry Mason while Raymond Burr was recovering from surgery.
1965 67 Years Old In 1965, he played the king in Rodgers and Hammerstein's CBS TV movie production of Cinderella, starring Leslie Ann Warren.
1978 80 Years Old Pidgeon retired from acting in 1978. … Read More
1984 86 Years Old 1 More Event
Pidgeon died of a stroke in 1984, two days after his 87th birthday, in Santa Monica, California.
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