Robert Walker (actor)

Robert Hudson Walker ( born October 13, 1918 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, † August 28 1951 in Los Angeles, California ) was an American actor.


Walker was the son of a newspaper publisher in Salt Lake City. He studied acting in New York in 1938 and married in 1939, the young actress Jennifer Jones, who established himself in the film The Song of Bernadette 1943 in Hollywood. That same year, Walker made ​​his debut in the film capital. Walker and Jones were married by 1944 and had two children. The son Robert Walker Jr. followed in the footsteps of his parents and started at the beginning of the 1960s, also a successful acting career.

Robert Walker died a month after the premiere of his most famous film Strangers on a train by Alfred Hitchcock. After he had already been a long time an alcoholic, he died during the filming of the film My Son John at the consequences of an allergic type reaction after taking medication. In order to finish Leo McCareys drama, found close-ups of Walker from Strangers on a train use.

At the actor recalls a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1707 Vine Street ).

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