Walter Pidgeon

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Birth Name: Walter Pidgeon
Born: 09/23/1897
Birth Place: East St John, New Brunswick, CA
Death Place: Santa Monica, California, USA
Died: 09/25/1984

Pidgeon continued playing ever larger roles in films of increasing importance as the 30s progressed and finally made it to full-fledged star status in middle age at the beginning of the 40s. He is best known for his roles as the dashing would-be assassin of Hitler in Fritz Lang's spy adventure, "Man Hunt" (1941); Maureen O'Hara's suitor in John Ford's "How Green Was My Valley" (1941); and for his eight co-starring efforts opposite the genteel and dignified but spirited Greer Garson. The pair were a leading box-office attraction at MGM through the 40s, best known for the English WWII melodrama "Mrs. Miniver" (1942) and the biographical "Madame Curie" (1943).

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