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September 20, 1881|
Redhill, Surrey, England, UK
|Died||February 20, 1958
North Hollywood, California, U.S.
Cause of death
|Spouse(s)||Alison Kingsford (?-1950) (her death)|
Life and career
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.