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Walter Pidgeon –


About Walter Pidgeon (1897 – 1984)
Walter Pidgeon was born in Canada. The classically handsome, tall dark haired actor began his career on the stage. In the early '20s he moved to Hollywood where he played in silent films, including Mannequin (1926) and Sumuru (1927).

When sound came to films, he was pigeon holed in supporting roles, including successful projects, such as Saratoga, with Clark Gable and Jean Harlow (1937) and The Girl of the Golden West, with Nelson Eddy and Jeanette Mac Donald. He was often paired in leading roles with Greer Garson, as in the 1941 Blossoms in the Dust, and the highly acclaimed and popular wartime drama, the 1942 film, Mrs. Miniver, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance.

In the 1941 Oscar winning film, How Green Was My Valley, he played Maureen O'Hara's love interest in the tale of Welsh miners at the turn of the 19th century. The film won Best Picture and Best Director and won 3 more Academy Awards. In 1943, Walter Pidgeon was nominated for the Best Oscar in a Leading Role for his performance as the husband and co-worker of the famous scientist in the movie, Madam Curie, with Greer Garson.

He played Florez Ziegfeld in the 1968 hit, FUNNY GIRL, with Barbara Streisand. Walter Pidgeon worked on 134 movies and television shows over his career.

Walter Pidgeon's notable movie credits include...

Mannequin (1926)
Miss Nobody (1926)
Gateway Of The Moon (1928)
Woman Wise (1928)
Melody Of Love (1928)
Going Wild (1930)
The Gorilla (1930)
The Hot Heiress (1931)
Fatal Lady (1936)
Girl Overboard (1937)
Saratoga (1937)
She's Dangerous (1937)
Man Proof (1938)
Society Lawyer (1939)
It's A Date (1940)
Dark Command (1940)
Phantom Raiders (1940)
Man Hunt (1941)
Blossoms In The Dust (1941)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Madame Curie (1943)
Weekend At The Waldorf (1945)
Command Decision (1948)
That Forsyte Woman (1949)
The Red Danube (1949)
The Miniver Story (1950)
The Unknown Man (1951)
The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
Dream Wife (1953)
Executive Suite (1954)
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
The Glass Slipper (1955)
Hit The Deck (1955)
These Wilder Years (1956)
Advise And Consent (1962)
Big Red (1962)
Funny Girl (1968)
The Vatican Affair (1968)
Skyjacked (1972)
The Neptune Factor (1973)
Harry In Your Pocket (1973)
Two Minute Warning (1976)
Sextette (1978)

Walter Pidgeon's television credits include...

The Mask Of Sheba (1970)
Live Again Die Again (1974)
You Lie So Deep My Love (1975)
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)




Walter Pidgeon in Forbidden Planet (1956).



Pidgeon in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961).



Pidgeon guest starring in Checkmate (TV series circa 1960-1962).