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 7, 1958(1958-02-07) (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 – 7 February 1958) was a British stage, film and television actor.

Life and career[edit]

Walter Kingsford was born Walter Pearce in Redhill, Surrey, England.

He began his acting career on the London stage. He also had a long Broadway career, appearing in plays from the 1912 original American production of George Bernard Shaw's Fanny's First Play to 1944's Song of Norway. He moved to Hollywood, California, for a prolific film career in supporting parts. On screen, he specialised in portraying authority figures such as noblemen, heads of state, doctors, police inspectors and lawyers. He is best known for his recurring role as the snobbish hospital head Dr. P. Walter Carew in the popular Dr. Kildare (and Dr. Gillespie) film series.[1] He also had numerous television appearances in the 1950s.

Kingsford died of a heart attack in Hollywood in 1958, aged 75.[1] He was survived by a son, Guy.[1]

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