Walter Pidgeon

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Birthday
23, 1897
Birthplace
Saint John, Canada
Death Date
Sep 25, 1984 (87)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
23, 1897
Birthplace
Saint John, Canada
Death Date
Sep 25, 1984 (87)

About

American Actor who starred in The Bad and the Beautiful and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. In 1942, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Mrs. Miniver.

Before Fame

He studied law and drama at the University of New Brunswick but dropped out to enlist in the 65th Battery, Royal Canadian Field Artillery during World War I. He later moved to Boston, Massachusetts to study voice at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Trivia

He served as President of Screen Actors Guild from 1952 to 1957.

Family Life

He was married to Ruth Walker from 1931 until his death in 1984. He had one daughter, Edna, from a previous marriage to Edna Pickles.

Associated With

He returned to Broadway in the 1950s after a twenty-year hiatus to star in Take Me Along with Jackie Gleason.