|Born||Jun 6, 1898|
St. Paul, MN
|Died||Mar 26, 1987|
|Age||Died at 88|
|Final Resting PlaceCremated|
|Known for||Senior officers, lawyers, chiefs of detectives, harassed fathers|
|Top Roles||Danny Reed, T.D. Shawnessy, Chaplain, Harry Archer, Judge|
|Top Genres||Drama, Comedy, Romance, Musical, Crime, Action|
|Top Topics||World War II, Book-Based, True Story (based on)|
|Top Collaborators||Mark Sandrich (Director), Ann Doran, Mitchell Leisen (Director), William A. Wellman (Director)|
|Shares birthday with||Maria Montez, William Cottrell, Lester Matthews see more..|
Walter Abel Overview:
Character actor, Walter Abel, was born on Jun 6, 1898 in St. Paul, MN. Abel appeared in over 85 film and TV roles. His best known films include Fury, Holiday Inn, Mr. Skeffington, The Three Musketeers, Hold Back the Dawn, So Proudly We Hail, and Island in the Sky. Abel died at the age of 88 on Mar 26, 1987 in Essex, CT and was cremated and his ashes scattered off a boat in Long Island Sound.
Stern-looking and often moustachioed, Walter Abel was strangely one of Broadway's foremost exponents of farce before embarking seriously on a movie career that saw him much cast as senior officers, lawyers and chiefs of detectives. He played D'Artagnan in his second sound role, and otherwise appeared mainly in supporting roles. He was later frequently seen as harassed fathers.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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Walter Abel Quotes:
Ellen Shawnessy: You haven't heard? They've attacked Fort Sumter. It means war sure as anything.
T.D. Shawnessy: I'm not so sure. Now, say what you will, Americans will never fight each other. We'll settle our difficulties peacefully.
Danny Reed: If I'm not the best manager in the business, I'll eat a garage mechanic's shirt!
District Attorney: [after several witnesses had lied on the stand] I wonder if I haven't been calling the defense witnesses by mistake.
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