Walter Kingsford

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Walter Kingsford
Walter Kingsford in Calling Dr. Gillespie trailer.jpg
Born (1881-09-20)September 20, 1881
Redhill, Surrey, England, UK
Died February 20, 1958(1958-02-20) (aged 76)
North Hollywood, California, U.S.
Cause of death
heart attack
Years active 1930-1958
Spouse(s) Alison Kingsford (?-1950) (her death)

Walter Kingsford (20 September 1882 – 2 February 1958) was a British stage, film and television actor born in Redhill, Surrey, England.

Life and career[edit]

Walter Kingsford was born Walter Pearce and had several sisters. One of them was Kate Ethel Pearce, who later married Thomas Locke and emigrated to Canada in the early 1900s.

He began his acting career on the London stage, before moving to Hollywood, California for a prolific film career in supporting parts. On screen, he specialised in portraying authorian figures, such as noblemens, heads of states, doctors, police inspectors and lawyers.Prolific on television from the mid-1950s. He had a recurring role as the snobbish hospital head Dr. P. Walter Carew in the popular Dr. Kildare (and Dr. Gillespie) film series. He also had numerous television appearances in the 1950s.

Kingsford died in Hollywood in 1958, aged 75.[1]

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