Walter Pidgeon
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Walter Pidgeon
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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Traveling back through the Advocate archives for Aug. 31 - Green Bay Press Gazette
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Among seven ships presented with the Battle efficiency "E" award for operation in 1961 were two minesweepers constructed by Peterson Builders, Inc. » At the movies: "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" starring Walter Pidgeon, Michael Ansara and Barbara
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Anne Francis on TCM: FORBIDDEN PLANET, BRAINSTORM, A LION IS IN THE STREETS - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Omar Sharif, veteran Walter Pidgeon, and Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Kay Medford co-star. Richard Brooks' Blackboard Jungle (1955) is notable for its rock-and-roll music and for Glenn Ford's performance as a teacher at odds with a bunch of
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Hail storm hammers St. Thomas, Grace Church expands in 1962 - St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Playing at local theatres in 1962: Capitol "Big Red" with Walter Pidgeon; St. Thomas Drive-In "It Started With A Kiss" starring Debbie Reynolds; Strand Aylmer "State Fair" with Pat Boone and Ann-Margaret
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Former railroad workers share history at Greenville Junction Depot event - Bangor Daily News
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Crandall recalled when Walter Pidgeon of silent movie fame rode the train. “We knew he was going to be on the train because the grapevine goes faster than the train does,” he said with a chuckle. ”We kept making the noise, 'Walter, Walter,
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James Stewart Movie Schedule: ANATOMY OF A MURDER, THE MURDER MAN - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Walter Pidgeon. BW-85 mins. 9:00 AM MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption. Dir: Frank Capra. Cast: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains
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Claudette Colbert Movie Schedule: IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, SINCE YOU WENT AWAY - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Claudette Colbert, Walter Pidgeon, June Allyson. BW-97 mins. 10:00 AM THE SECRET FURY (1950) A mysterious figure tries to stop a woman's marriage by driving her mad. Dir: Mel Ferrer. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan, Jane Cowl. BW-86 mins
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What Are the Greatest Shakespeare Movies? - First Things (blog)
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Forbidden Planet (1956) — Dir: Fred M. Wilcox; Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis; The Tempest; 94% 11. Much Ado About Nothing (1993) — Dir: Kenneth Branagh; Denzel Washington, Emma Thompson; 90% 12. Hamlet (1948) — Dir: Laurence Olivier; Laurence Olivier
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'Medical Center' among new DVDs - Deseret News
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Guests in this set include Jayne Meadows in three episodes as a nurse, Edward Asner, Cicely Tyson, Dyan Cannon, Walter Pidgeon, Tyne Daly, Martin Sheen, William Shatner, Richard Thomas, Tom Skerritt … and, like it or not, OJ Simpson
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Film Now Playing - Artvoice
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With Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, and Walter Pidgeon. Directed by William Wyler (Ben Hur). Thu July 21, 7pm. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St, N. Tonawanda (692-2413 / www.rivieratheatre.org). THE MAIN EVENT (1979)—70s nostalgia with Barbra
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Science in the Movies - Science Careers Blog (blog)
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And major stars Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon advanced human welfare by discovering radium the 1943 biopic, "Madame Curie." But 2 years later, Hollywood, and the entire world, learned at Hiroshima what else atomic energy could do
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Nancy Cook-Monroe: Young filmmakers showcase work at festival - San Antonio Express
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Nonetheless, it was fun to see Barbara Stanwyck, William Holden, Fredric March, Walter Pidgeon and Paul Douglas in black and white on the Chiego Lecture Hall's big screen. Among those at the summer screening were Geri Bannister, Joan Lyman,
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'Forbidden Planet' artists talk sci-fi classic and the sounds of space - Los Angeles Times
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The crew, lead by a pre-comedy clown Leslie Nielsen, discovers Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) and his daughter, Altaira (Anne Francis), the lone survivors of an earlier space mission. During his years on the planet, Morbius has uncovered the secrets of
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The Films Of Otto Preminger: A Retrospective - Indie Wire (blog)
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... the marvelous Charles Laughton in his final role, Peter Lawford, Walter Pidgeon, Burgess Meredith and a career-best performance from future “Knots Landing” star Don Murray (there's even the screen debut of a young Betty White)
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The Greatest Hollywood Director You May Never Have Heard Of - Huffington Post (blog)
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Mrs. Miniver (1942)- As war buffets Britain, the upper-middle-class Miniver family, headed by lovely Kay (Greer Garson) and husband Clem (Walter Pidgeon), strive to maintain a normal life, even planning for a local flower competition
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In Honor of the Final Space Shuttle Mission, Our Favorite Space Movies - Chicagoist
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The performances of Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen (in his most famous straight-guy role) are topped only by that of the iconic Robby the Robot. From faster-than-light hyperdrives to the exploration of mysteriously abandoned space
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Warner Archive Announces 'The Complete 1st Season' on DVD...Next Tuesday! - TVShowsOnDVD.com
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Known for tackling cutting-edge issues, the series also featured elite guest stars, including Season One's Dyan Cannon, Tyne Daly, Mercedes McCambridge, Slim Pickens, Walter Pidgeon, William Shatner, Martin Sheen, Richard Thomas, Cicely Tyson and more
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Walter Pidgeon
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1984
    Age 86
    Pidgeon died of a stroke in 1984, two days after his 87th birthday, in Santa Monica, California.
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  • 1978
    Age 80
    Pidgeon retired from acting in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details Pidgeon became a United States citizen on December 24, 1943.
  • 1965
    Age 67
    In 1965, he played the king in Rodgers and Hammerstein's CBS TV movie production of Cinderella, starring Leslie Ann Warren.
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  • 1963
    Age 65
    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.
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  • 1961
    Age 63
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His role as Florenz Ziegfeld in Funny Girl (1968) was well received. Later, he played Casey, James Coburn's sidekick, in Harry in Your Pocket (1973). Pidgeon guest-starred in the episode "King of the Valley" (November 26, 1959) of CBS's Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater. Pidgeon plays Dave King, a prosperous rancher who quarrels with his banker over a $10,000 loan. When the banker dies of a heart attack on the job after a confrontation with King, it is discovered that the bank is missing $50,000. Leora Dana plays Anne Coleman, the banker's widow and the rancher's former paramour. The banker lost the funds with a bad investment, but the irate and uninformed townspeople are blaming King.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1952
    Age 54
    Pidgeon was active in the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and served as president from 1952-57.
    More Details Hide Details He tried to stop the production of Salt of the Earth, which was made by a team that had been blacklisted during the Red Scare.
  • FORTIES
  • 1944
    Age 46
    He was also nominated in 1944 for Madame Curie, again opposite Garson.
    More Details Hide Details His partnership with her continued throughout the 1940s and into the 1950s with Mrs. Parkington (1944), Julia Misbehaves (1948), That Forsyte Woman (1949), and finally Scandal at Scourie (1953). He also starred as Chip Collyer in the comedy Week-End at the Waldorf (1945) and later as Colonel Michael S. 'Hooky' Nicobar, who is given the difficult task of repatriating Russians in post-World War II Vienna in the drama film The Red Danube (1949). Although he continued to make films, including The Bad and the Beautiful and Forbidden Planet, Pidgeon returned to work on Broadway in the mid-1950s after a 20-year absence. He was featured in Take Me Along with Jackie Gleason and received a Tony Award nomination for the musical play. In 1962, he portrayed General Augustus Perry in the episode "The Reunion" on CBS's Rawhide.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1935
    Age 37
    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.
    More Details Hide Details When he returned to movies, he was relegated to playing secondary roles in films like Saratoga and The Girl of the Golden West. One of his better known roles was in The Dark Command, where he portrayed the villain (loosely based on American Civil War guerrilla William C. Quantrill) opposite John Wayne, Claire Trevor, and a young Roy Rogers. It was not until he starred in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture How Green Was My Valley (1941) that his popularity returned. He then starred opposite Greer Garson in Blossoms in the Dust (1941), Mrs. Miniver (1942) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor) and its sequel, The Miniver Story in 1950.
  • 1931
    Age 33
    In 1931, Pidgeon married his secretary, Ruth Walker, to whom he remained married until his death.
    More Details Hide Details According to the book Full Service by Scotty Bowers, Pidgeon propositioned Bowers for sex at the Hollywood gas station where he worked in 1946, an event which led to Bowers becoming a popular facilitator and provider of paid sex to Hollywood clientele. Bowers writes that he continued to provide Pidgeon with sexual services for several years. A Republican, in 1944, he joined other celebrity Republicans at a rally in the Los Angeles Coliseum arranged by David O. Selznick in support of the Dewey−Bricker ticket as well as Governor Earl Warren of California, who would be Dewey's running mate in 1948. The gathering drew 93,000, with Cecil B. DeMille as the master of ceremonies and short speeches by Hedda Hopper and Walt Disney. Despite the good turnout at the rally, most Hollywood celebrities who took a public position sided with the Roosevelt-Truman ticket.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1925
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Pidgeon made a number of silent films in the 1920s. He became a huge star with the arrival of talkies, thanks to his singing voice. He starred in extravagant early Technicolor musicals, including The Bride of the Regiment (1930), Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930), Viennese Nights (1930) and Kiss Me Again (1931). He became associated with musicals, and when the public grew weary of them his career began to falter.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1897
    Born
    Born on September 23, 1897.
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