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Also Known As: Henry Walthall Died: June 17, 1936
Born: March 16, 1878 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Shelby City, Alabama, USA Profession: actor

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Square-faced with a trim moustache, this stage-trained character actor appeared in a series of popular British comedies beginning in the mid-1950s. Walters specialized in aggressive buffoons and ministerial bunglers. His best work was done in association with the Boulting brothers and the Launder-Gilliat team. Beginning in the 1960s, Walters became a regular in Hammer Studio's horror/fantasy films, including "The Earth Dies Screaming"(1964), "Dracula--Prince of Darkness"(1966), "The Psychopath"(1966) "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed!"(1970) and "Vampire Circus"(1971). He amassed numerous British television credits since the 1970s, notably in the classic "Cousin Bette" (1972), "Jeannie: Lady Randolph Churchill"(1975) and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"(1980).

Square-faced with a trim moustache, this stage-trained character actor appeared in a series of popular British comedies beginning in the mid-1950s. Walters specialized in aggressive buffoons and ministerial bunglers. His best work was done in association with the Boulting brothers and the Launder-Gilliat team.

Beginning in the 1960s, Walters became a regular in Hammer Studio's horror/fantasy films, including "The Earth Dies Screaming"(1964), "Dracula--Prince of Darkness"(1966), "The Psychopath"(1966) "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed!"(1970) and "Vampire Circus"(1971). He amassed numerous British television credits since the 1970s, notably in the classic "Cousin Bette" (1972), "Jeannie: Lady Randolph Churchill"(1975) and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"(1980).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Garden Murder Case (1936) Dr. Garden
2.
 China Clipper (1936) Dad Brunn
3.
 The Last Outlaw (1936) Under Sheriff Calvin Yates
4.
 Hearts in Bondage (1936) Captain Buchanan
5.
 The Mine with the Iron Door (1936) David Burton
6.
 The Devil-Doll (1936) Marcel
7.
 Dante's Inferno (1935) Pop McWade
8.
 A Tale of Two Cities (1935) Dr. Manette
9.
 Viva Villa (1934) Francisco Madero
10.
 Love Time (1934) Duke Johann von Hatzfeld
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wife:
Mary Charleson. Actor. Died December 3, 1961 at age 76.

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Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

Walthall he studied law before going to New York and acting on Broadway. He entered films in 1910 at the request of D.W. Griffith and played in one of the first films ever made in Hollywood, "In Old California" in 1910. Brother of actress Anna Mae Walthall (1894-1950), he was married to actress Mary Charleson (1890-1961). Walthall passed away during the filming of "China Clipper" in 1936, shortly before he was to film his character's death scene.

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