Huston, Walter


Huston, Walter
(1884-1950)
   Canadian-born Walter Huston spent most of his career on American stages and in motion pictures following his 1902 stage debut in Toronto. Huston's first Broadway appearance, in the melodrama In Convict's Stripes (1905), led to a long and varied career on vaudeville stages between 1909 and 1924. The breadth of Huston's experience paid off when he turned to the legitimate stage and scored a major success as the crusty 75-year-old farmer Ephraim Cabot in Eugene O'Neill's New England tragedy, Desire Under the Elms (1924), after which Huston played Ponce de Leon in O'Neill's The Fountain (1925). Other Huston successes included roles in Kongo (1926), The Barker (1927), and Elmer the Great (1928). With the advent of sound films, Huston shifted his attention to screen work, beginning with D. W. Griffith's Abraham Lincoln (1930), but he made periodic returns to the stage, notably in the title role of Sidney Howard's Dodsworth* (1934). He repeated this performance in a lavish 1936 screen adaptation, then returned to Broadway to introduce "The September Song" in the Kurt Weill-Maxwell Anderson musical, Knickerbocker Holiday (1938).

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  • Huston, Walter — orig. Walter Houghston born April 6, 1884, Toronto, Ont., Can. died April 7, 1950, Beverly Hills, Calif., U.S. Canadian born U.S. actor. He made his stage debut in his native Toronto in 1902 and his New York debut in 1905. He and his second wife… …   Universalium

  • Huston, Walter — orig. Walter Houghston (6 abr. 1884, Toronto, Ontario, Canadá–7 abr. 1950, Beverly Hills, Cal., EE.UU.). Actor estadounidense de origen canadiense. Debutó en el teatro en su ciudad natal en 1902, y en 1905 hizo su estreno en Nueva York. Junto con …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Walter Houghston — Walter Huston (eigentlich Walter Houghston) (* 6. April 1884 in Toronto; † 7. April 1950 in Hollywood) war ein kanadischer Schauspieler und Vater des Regisseurs John Huston. Karriere Walter Huston studierte zunächst Ingenieurswissenschaften, ehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Walter Huston — Walter Huston. Walter Huston (n. 6 de abril de 1884 f. 7 de abril de 1950), actor canadiense. Nacido con el nombre de Walter Houghston en Toronto, Ontario de padre irlandés y madre …   Wikipedia Español

  • Walter — Walter, Bruno Walter, John * * * (as used in expressions) Adams, Walter S(ydney) Alvarez, Luis W(alter) Bagehot, Walter Walter Lanier Barber Beaton, Sir Cecil (Walter Hardy) Benjamin, Walter Brattain, Walter H(ouser) Richard Walter Jenkins, Jr.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Walter Huston — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Huston. Walter Huston …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Huston — n. family name; John Huston (1906 1987), United States film director and writer; ; Anjelica Huston (born 1951), United States actress, daughter of John Huston; Walter Huston (1884 1950), United States actor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Walter — /vahl teuhr/ for 1; /wawl teuhr/ for 2, 3, n. 1. Bruno /brooh noh/, (Bruno Schlesinger), 1876 1962, German opera and symphony conductor, in U.S. after 1939. 2. Thomas Ustick /yooh stik/, 1804 87, U.S. architect. 3. a male given name. * * * (as… …   Universalium

  • Walter Huston — (* 6. April 1884 in Toronto, Ontario; † 7. April 1950 in Hollywood; eigentlich Walter Houghston) war ein kanadischer Schauspieler und Vater des Regisseurs John Huston. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Filmografie (Auswahl) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • HUSTON (J.) — Est il l’incarnation même d’un cinéma libre et décontracté? Ses films sont ils autant (ou peu s’en faut) de chefs d’œuvre d’humour dissimulant çà et là une certaine gravité? Ou bien faut il le tenir pour le symbole d’une des conceptions les plus… …   Encyclopédie Universelle


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