Robert Walker Overview:

Legendary actor, Robert Walker, was born Robert Hudson Walker on Oct 13, 1918 in Salt Lake City, UT. Walker died at the age of 32 on Aug 28, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Walker was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
2003Best Animated FeatureBrother Bear (2003)N/ANominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Warner Archive: Brian Donlevy, and the True Story of the Atomic Bomb

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Robert Walker Quotes:

Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: Do you mind if I smoke?
Jane Deborah Hilton: Of course not. Bill, why are you so... so timid about things?
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: What do you mean, Jane?
Jane Deborah Hilton: Oh, I mean about asking if you can smoke. Well, nobody else does that. And, well, I mean everything. Is it... I hope you won't think I'm being forward, but is it something to do with your grandfather?
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: No, it isn't that. Although I suppose I've always been sort of scared of Grandpa.


Bruno Anthony: Everyone has somebody that they want to put out of the way. Oh now surely, Madam, you're not going to tell me that there hasn't been a time that you didn't want to dispose of someone. Your husband, for instance?


Bruno Anthony: I have a theory that you should do everything before you die.


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Robert Walker Facts
Interred at Washington Heights Memorial Park in Ogden, UT.

His performance as Bruno Anthony in Strangers on a Train (1951) is ranked #86 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).

Married Jennifer Jones (then Phyllis Isley), on the one-year anniversary of the day they met. They separated on 7 November 1943, and she filed for divorce on 21 April 1945.

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