Walter Huston

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  • Birth Name: Walter Thomas Houghston
  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Died: April 7, 1950
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Worked as an engineer in electric light and water plants.
  • Performed with second wife Bayonne Whipple as a vaudeville act before marrying her.
  • Became known for singing "September Song" after performing it in the 1938 Broadway production of Knickerbocker Holiday.
  • For The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, he became the first performer to win an acting Oscar for a film directed by his son.
  • First family to have three generations of Oscar winners: Walter and his son John (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre) and granddaughter Anjelica (Prizzi's Honor).

Awards

  • 1942, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1941, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1949, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1948, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1936, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Robert Moore Houghston — Father
  • Ninetta Sunderland — Wife
  • Rhea Gore — Ex-wife
  • Elizabeth Houghston — Mother
  • John Huston — Son
  • Bayonne Whipple — Ex-wife

College

  • Attended Toronto College of Music, Toronto, Canada

Details

  • Birth Name: Walter Thomas Houghston
  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Died: April 7, 1950
  • Profession: Actor