Walter Huston Overview:

Legendary actor, Walter Huston, was born Walter Houghston on Apr 5, 1883 in Toronto, Canada. Huston died at the age of 67 on Apr 7, 1950 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Belmont Memorial Park Cemetery in Fresno, CA.



Walter Huston was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actor for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (as Howard) in 1948.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1936Best ActorDodsworth (1936)Sam DodsworthNominated
1941Best ActorThe Devil and Daniel Webster (aka All That Money Can Buy) (1941)Mr. ScratchNominated
1942Best Supporting ActorYankee Doodle Dandy (1942)Jerry CohanNominated
1948Best Supporting ActorThe Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)HowardWon

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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On Blu-ray: and Ruth Chatterton in William Wyler's Dodsworth (1936)

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Walter Huston Quotes:

Fran Dodsworth: Oh, you're hopeless - you haven't the mistiest notion of civilization.
Sam Dodsworth: Yeah, well maybe I don't think so much of it, though. Maybe clean hospitals, concrete highways, and no soldiers along the Canadian border come near my idea of civilization.

Miranda Wells: But there's everything here you could possibly want!
Ephraim Wells: Everything is what no man should ever want.

Steven 'Steve': The only thing I don't like about this stealin' business is the hard work.
Trampas: [laughs] Hard work but easy pickin's.

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