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Robert Hudson Walker

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Birthday
13, 1918
Birthplace
Salt Lake City, UT
Death Date
Aug 28, 1951 (32)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
13, 1918
Birthplace
Salt Lake City, UT
Death Date
Aug 28, 1951 (32)

About

American film actor who starred in the 1951 Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Strangers on a Train, and also appeared in The Clock with Judy Garland. He was credited in the 1987 film, Throw Momma from the Train.

Before Fame

His parents divorced when he was a child, and his aunt supported his budding interest in acting by paying for his training at New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Trivia

He was plagued by mental illness and alcoholism for most of his life, and he died tragically at age thirty-two from the combined effects of alcohol and amobarbital.

Family Life

He was married three times - to Jennifer Jones (for six years), Barbara Ford (for less than a year), and Hanna Landy (from 1950 until his death in 1951). He had two sons.

Associated With

He played the renowned songwriter, Jerome Kern, in the 1946 MGM film, Till the Clouds Roll By.