Ray Walston

  • Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Died: January 1, 2001
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Began his acting career in 1939 with the Margo Jones Community Players in Houston.
  • Made his Broadway debut in 1945 in Hamlet.
  • Played a space alien in the 1963-66 TV comedy My Favorite Martian, one of his most popular roles.
  • His seven-decade career spanned Broadway, television and film.
  • Was nominated for an Emmy for the first time when he was nearly 80.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995.
  • Died of lupus at age 86.

Awards

  • 1956, Tony — Actor (Musical): Winner
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Mittie Walston — Mother
  • Ruth Calvert — Wife
  • Katherine Ann Walston — Daughter
  • Harrie Norman Walston — Father
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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