Raymond Walburn

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Raymond Walburn
Born (1887-09-09)September 9, 1887
Plymouth, Indiana, USA
Died July 26, 1969(1969-07-26) (aged 81)
New York City, New York, USA
Occupation Actor
Years active 1916–1958
Spouse(s) Gertrude Steinman
(m.?-1953; her death)
Jane Davis
(m.1955-1969; his death)

Raymond Walburn (September 9, 1887 – July 26, 1969) was an American character actor of stage and screen who appeared in dozens of Hollywood movie comedies and an occasional dramatic role during the 1930s and 1940s.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Plymouth, Indiana, Walburn moved to Oakland, California, and took up acting on the stage, the same profession as his mother. He made his debut on Broadway in Cordelia Blossom in 1914. He did not make an impact in films until the release of The Count of Monte Cristo, which starred Robert Donat, in 1934. His filmography includes nearly 100 films, with his best known roles as a stereotypical bumbler and as a pompous snob. He could also be villainous, as he was when he played Baron Danglars in the 1934 film version of The Count of Monte Cristo, and was a favourite of such celebrated comedy directors as Preston Sturges and Frank Capra, with whom he made several appearances.

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