Walter Pidgeon

1897 - 1984

The actor Walter Pidgeon attended the New England Conservatory for Music in Boston before he turned to the theater. There he took successfully part with his baritone voice in different musicals.

Finally he was engaged to Hollywood where he appeared in a whole string of silent movies but he never had a breakthrough to a great star. To his well-known movies of the 20's belong "Mannequin" (25), "The Outsider" (26), "The Thirteenth Juror" (27), "The Gorilla" (27), "Turn Back the Hours" (28) and "Gateway to the Moon" (28).

Although Walter Pidgeon had a trained voice he was also only engaged for support roles in the talkies. He took part in "Bride of the Regiment" (30), "Going Wild" (30), "Kiss Me Again" (31), "Rockabye" (32), "The Kiss Before the Mirror" (33), "Fatal Lady" (36) and "A Girl With Ideas" (37). After that he moved to MGM and continued his career with the movies "Saratoga" (37), "Man-Proof" (38), "Too Hot to Handle" (38) and "Stronger Than Desire" (39).

When Walter Pidgeon was lend out to Fox he became rewarding roles like in John Ford's "How Green Was My Valley" (41) and Fritz Lang's "Man-Hunt" (41).
Now also followed better offers from MGM and he was convincing in "Blossoms in the Dust" (41) and "Mrs. Miniver" (42), for which he was nominated for an Oscar. He played in both movies with the actress Greer Garson and they worked together in some more movies in the next years like "Madame Curie" (43), for which he was also nominated for an Oscar, "Mrs. Parkington" (44), "Julia Misbehaves" (48), "That Forsyte Woman" (49), "The Miniver Story" (50) and "Scandal at Scourie" (53).

He continued his career successfully till to the 70's and impresssed in the science fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" (56) as well as in the movies "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (61), "Big Red" (62), "Warning Shot" (67), "Funny Girl" (68), "The Mask of Sheba" (70), "The Neptune Factor" (76) and "Two Minute Warning" (76).

Other movies with Walter Pidgeon: 
Old Loves and New (26) Miss Nobody (26) Marriage Licence? (26) Heart of Salome (27) Sumuru (27) Woman Wise (28) Melody of Love (28) Clothes Make the Woman (28) The Voice Within (29) Her Private Life (29) A Most Immoral Lady (29) Sweet Kitty Bellairs (30) The Gorilla (30) Viennese Nights (30) The Hot Heiress (31) Journal of a Crime (34) Big Brown Eyes (36) She's Dangerous (36) Girl Overboard (37) My Dear Mill Aldrich (37) As Good as Married (37) The Girl of the Golden West (38) The Shopworn Angel (38) Listen, Darlling (38) Society Lawyer (39) 6000 Enemies (39) Nick Carter - Master Detective (39) It's a Date (40) Dark Command (40) Phantom Raiders (40) The House Across the Bay (40) Flight Command (40) Sky Murder (40) Design for Scandal (41) White Cargo (42) The Youngest Profession (43) Week-End at the Waldorf (45) Holiday in Mexico (46) The Secret Heart (46) If Winter Comes (47) Command Decision (48) The Red Danbue (49) The Unknown Man (51) Soldiers Three (51) Calling Bulldog Drummond (51) Million Dollar Mermaid (52) The Bad and the Beautiful (53) Dream Wife (53) Executive Suite (54) The Last Time I Saw Paris (54) Deep in My Heart (54) Men of the Fighting Lady (54) Hit the Deck (55) The Rack (56) These Wilder Years (56) Serie "Zane Grey Theater: Pressure Point" (58) Serie "Zane Grey Theater: King of the Valley" (59) Meet Me in St. Louis (59) Advise and Consent (62) I due colonnellli (62) Il giorno piu corto (62) Serie "Checkmate: Death Beyond Recall" (62) Serie "Rawhide: The Reunion" (62) Serie "Perry Mason: The Case of the Surplus Suitor" (63) Serie "Dr. Kildare: Never Too Old For the Circus" (64) Serie "Daniel Boone: Not in Our Stars" (64) Serie "Burke's Law: Who Killed Mother Goose?" (65) Cinderella (65) How I Spent My Summer Vacation (67) Cosa Nostra, Arch Enemy of the FBI (67) Serie "The F.B.I.: The Executioners" (67) A qualsiasi prezzo (68) Die sieben Männer der Sumuru (69) Serie "Medical Center: The Fallen Image" (69) The House on Greenappple Road (70) Serie "Marcus Welby, M.D.: A Passing of Torches" (71) The Screaming Woman (72) Skyjacked (72) Harry in Your Pocket (73) Live Again, Die Again (74) The Girl on the Late, Late Show (74) Yellow-Headed Summer (74) You Lie So Deep, My Love (75) Murder on Flight 502 (75) The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (76) Serie "Ellery Queen: The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger" (76)Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (76) Sextette (78)