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AmericanBorn Walter Thomas HUSTON

Canadian-born American actor

Born on April 05, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada , Switzerland

Died on April 07, 1950 in Hollywood, California, USA

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Huston was born in Toronto, Ontario the son of Elizabeth (née McGibbon) and Robert Moore Huston, a provincial farmer who founded a construction company. He was of Scottish and Irish descent.

His family moved from Orangeville, Ontario before his birth where they were farmers. Walter Huston was an engineer, who moved to the United States to work and eventually changed careers to acting.


Huston began his Broadway career in 1924.

Once talkies began in Hollywood, he achieved fame in character roles. His first major role was in the western The Virginian (1929) with Gary Cooper.

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