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Walter Huston

Walter Houghston

Actor, Singer, Vaudevillian

(1884 - 1950)

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Walter Huston was born in Canada but enjoyed a successful career on the American stage. He left for a time to pursue engineering when his son was born. But he returned to vaudeville and then Broadway where he starred in Desire Under the Elms in 1924. In 1930 he played the title role in D.W. Griffith’s film, Abraham Lincoln. Returning to Broadway he created the title role in Dodsworth which he reprised on film in 1936 to best actor acclaim by the New York Film Critics. In 1938, as the older man in love with a young girl, he introduced “September Song” to Broadway audiences in Knickerbocker Holiday.

In the ‘40s he made his mark in Hollywood, playing a bit part in son John’s directorial debut, The Maltese Falcon (1941), and winning a 1948 Academy Award for best supporting actor in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

He is grandfather to actress Angelica Huston.

- Sandra Burlingame


Knickerbocker Holiday

Soundtrack



Yankee Doodle Dandy (Songs from the Original Film Soundtrack)

Various Artists (Includes Walter Huston)



Kurt Weill from Berlin to Broadway - a selection

Various Artists (Includes Walter Huston)
Reading and Viewing

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Lawrence Grobel

The Hustons

Cooper Square Press; Updated edition


John Weld

September Song

The Scarecrow Press, Inc.


Walter Huston, Una Merkel

Abraham Lincoln (1930)

DVD


Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

DVD


Jack Beutel, Jane Russell, Walter Huston

The Outlaw

ROAN

DVD


Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore, Herbert Marshall, Lillian Gish, Walter Huston

Duel in the Sun

MGM (Video & DVD)

DVD


Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston

And Then There Were None

Image Entertainment

DVD


Edward Arnold, Walter Huston

The Devil & Daniel Webster - Criterion Collection

Criterion

DVD


Gene Tierney, Walter Huston

Shanghai Gesture

Image Entertainment

DVD


Ruth Chatterton, Walter Huston, Paul Lukas

Dodsworth

MGM (Video & DVD)

DVD


Irene Dunne, Walter Huston

Ann Vickers

Warner Home Video

VHS


James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston

Yankee Doodle Dandy

MGM (Video & DVD)

VHS

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