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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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
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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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Walter Huston Quotes:

Trampas: This world isn't big enough for the both of us!


Abraham Lincoln: I've hung my hat and here it stays till they knock it off with a bayonet. From now on, Mary, I'm going to run this war!


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


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Walter Huston Facts
Lived at 596 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, California.

Died only nine days before the birth of his grandson, Tony Huston.

A "wet," he spent the night of April 6, 1933 - the day when Prohibition was set to expire at midnight - at the Los Angeles Brewing Co. with fellow movie star Jean Harlow. A maker of "near-beer" and de-natured alcohol (the alcohol was subtracted from the full-strength beer the company continued to brew during Prohibition, but could not legally market), the company was ready to immediately get back into the market for strong waters. Skipping the denaturing process, Los Angeles Brewing whipped up a huge consignment of the genuine stuff (to be marketed as Eastside beer and ale in bottles and kegs), which was loaded onto trucks parked at the brewery, ready to roll the day when suds could be shipped legally. Two treasury agents and many guards were there that night in the company parking lot, to ensure things went smoothly, safely and legally. At 12:01 AM at the dawning of the new day of April 7, 1933, when the sale and consumption of intoxicating beverages was once again legal (if not a constitutional right) in the United States, Huston gave a short speech and Harlow broke a bottle of beer over the first truck lined up and ready to deliver its legal load of liquid refreshment, thus christening the reborn brewery. The trucks rolled out, many staffed with armed guards riding shotgun lest the thirsty multitude get too frisky along

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