Walter Greaza

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Walter Noel Greaza
Born (1897-01-01)January 1, 1897
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Died June 1, 1973(1973-06-01) (aged 76)
Kew Gardens, New York, U.S.
Years active 1946–1965

Walter Noel Greaza pronounced Gree-zay (January 1, 1897 – June 1, 1973), was an American television and film actor.[1]


Born on January 1, 1897 in St Paul, Minnesota to Albert Edward Greaza and Mary Elizabeth Frickelton.[1]

Assistant executive secretary of Actors Equity in 1943.[2]

In 1948 he married Helene Ambrose.[3]

President of The Lambs from 1953 to 1956.[1]

His wife died in 1966.[4]

Greaza died at the Kew Gardens General Hospital on June 1, 1973 from cardiac arrest.[1]


Greaza appeared in 8 films and 10 television programs between 1946 and 1965. His first film was The Story of Kenneth W. Randall, M.D. (1946) and his career ended with an episode in the television series The Defenders (1965).

Greaza's film credits include: 13 Rue Madeleine (1947), Call Northside 777 (1948), The Street with No Name (1948), New Mexico (1951), and It Happened to Jane (1959).

His television credits include: The Philco Television Playhouse (1949), Martin Kane, Private Eye (1951), Treasury Men in Action (1950–55), Hallmark Hall of Fame (1956), The Edge of Night (1956), The Phil Silvers Show (1958), and The United States Steel Hour (1961–62).


  1. ^ a b c d "Walter N. Greaza, Actor, 76, Is Dead. Served Actors Equity". New York Times. June 3, 1973. Retrieved 2015-01-07. Walter N. Greaza, a veteran character actor of stage, radio and television, died Friday in the Kew Gardens (Queens) Hospital. He was 76 years old and lived in Forest Hills, Queens ... 
  2. ^ "Greaza Back at Actors Equity". New York Times. February 24, 1943. Retrieved 2015-01-07. 
  3. ^ "Walter N. Greaza Weds". New York Times. April 6, 1948. Retrieved 2015-01-07. Walter N. Greaza Weds Walter N. Greaza, stage, film and radio actor, married Helene Ambrose, actress, on Saturday, known yesterday. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Walter Miller of ... 
  4. ^ "Helene Ambrose, 62, A Former Actress". New York Times. November 12, 1966. Retrieved 2015-01-07. Mrs. Helene Ambrose Greaza, a stage actress and the wife of Walter N. Greaza, also a stage and screen performer, died yesterday after a long illness at her home, 105-28 65th Road, Forest Hills ... 

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