Walter Pidgeon

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  • Birth Name: Walter Davis Pigeon
  • Birth Place: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Died: September 25, 1984
  • Profession: Actor
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  • After WWI, worked as a bank runner while attending the New England Conservatory of Music.Served as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1952 to 1957.Ruth, his second wife, was his secretary before they married.Had a bad memory for names and called those whose names he didn't remember Joe.Was a committed conservative Republican.Donated his body to the UCLA Medical School in Los Angeles.First Canadian actor to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Awards

  • 1943, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1942, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1974, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Life Achievement Award: Winner
  • 1960, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee

Relationships

  • Larry — Brother
  • Hannah Sanborn — Mother
  • Edna (Muriel) Pickles — Wife
  • Edna Pidgeon Atkins — Daughter
  • Caleb Burpee Pidgeon — Father
  • Ruth Walker — Wife

College

  • University of New Brunswick, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Details

  • Birth Name: Walter Davis Pigeon
  • Birth Place: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Died: September 25, 1984
  • Profession: Actor

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