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Robert Walker (b. 1918) Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Wife, Parents

Robert Walker Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth October 13, 1918
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date of Death August 28, 1951

Robert Walker was an American actor whose film credits include Madame CurieSince You Went Away, Thirty Seconds Over TokyoThe ClockHer Highness and the Bellboy, What Next, Corporal Hargrove?The Sailor Takes a WifeTill the Clouds Roll ByThe Beginning or the EndThe Sea of Grass, Song of LoveOne Touch of VenusThe Skipper Surprised His WifePlease Believe MeVengeance ValleyStrangers on a TrainMy Son John, and See Here, Private Hargrove.

Born Name

Robert Hudson Walker

Nick Name

Bob

Robert Walker as seen while smiling in a press photo from the 1951 film 'Strangers on a Train'
Robert Walker as seen while smiling in a press photo from the 1951 film ‘Strangers on a Train’ (Warner Bros. Press Photo / eBay / Public Domain)

Age

He was born on October 13, 1918.

Died

On August 28, 1951, Robert Walker died due to an adverse reaction to prescription drugs at the age of 32 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Resting Place

Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Residence

He resided in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Nationality

American

 

Education

Robert Walker got enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1937. It was his aunt Hortense McQuarrie Odlum who paid for his admission at the drama school.

Occupation

Actor

Family

  • Father – Horace Walker
  • Mother – Zella McQuarrie
  • Others – Joseph Robinson Walker (Paternal Grandfather), Sarah Jane Hudson (Paternal Grandmother), Hector Allen McQuarrie (Maternal Grandfather), Ella Carr Gardner (Maternal Grandmother), Hortense McQuarrie Odlum (Maternal Aunt) (Served as the first woman president of Bonwit Teller Department Store in New York City), Phillip Ross Isley (Ex Father-In-Law, Jennifer Jones’ Father), Flora Mae (née Suber) (Ex Mother-In-Law, Jennifer Jones’ Mother)

Build

Slim

Robert Walker and Dorothy Patrick as seen in 'Till the Clouds Roll By' (1946)
Robert Walker and Dorothy Patrick as seen in ‘Till the Clouds Roll By’ (1946) (Film Screenshot (MGM) / toutlecine.com / Public Domain)

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Robert Walker dated –

  1. June Allyson – He reportedly once hooked up with actor and stage artist June Allyson. Also, they worked together in films such as Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) and The Sailor Takes a Wife (1945).
  2. Shelley Winters
  3. Jennifer Jones (1938-1945)​ – In January 1938, Robert Walker began dating actor and mental health advocate Jennifer Jones and they eventually got married in Tulsa, Oklahoma on January 2, 1939. They were blessed with 2 sons – Robert Walker Jr. (1940–2019), and Michael Walker (1941–2007). Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones divorced in 1945.
  4. Hedy Lamarr (1943) – He hooked up with actor and technology inventor Hedy Lamarr in 1943. They co-starred in the film Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945).
  5. Shirley Patterson (1944-1945) – Robert Walker had a short-term romance with Canadian actor Shirley Patterson from November 1944 to January 1945.
  6. Audrey Totter (1945) – In 1945, he also went out with actor Audrey Totter.
  7. Suzi Crandall (1945) – He started dating actor Suzi Crandall in July 1945 but they soon parted ways in September 1945.
  8. Florence Pritchett (1945)
  9. Dorothy Patrick (1945-1946) – He went out with actor Dorothy Patrick from October 1945 to May 1946 and they also co-starred in Till the Clouds Roll By (1946).
  10. Betty Furness (1946) – In May 1946, Robert Walker had an encounter with actor Betty Furness.
  11. Barbara Ford (1948)​ – He married Barbara Ford in July 1948 but the marriage dissolved the same year.
  12. Ava Gardner (1948-1949) – He dated actor Ava Gardner from 1948 to 1949 and they co-starred in One Touch of Venus (1948).
  13. Hanna Hertelendy (1949-1951) – Robert Walker married actor Hanna Hertelendy in 1949 and they remained together until his death in 1951.

Race / Ethnicity

White

He was of English and Scottish descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Frequently played youthful boy-next-door roles

Religion

Mormonism

Robert Walker as seen in 'Strangers on a Train' (1951)
Robert Walker as seen in ‘Strangers on a Train’ (1951) (Trailer Screenshot / ‘Strangers on a Train’ trailer / Public Domain)

Robert Walker Facts

  1. His parents divorced when he was young and the divorce adversely affected the child.
  2. By the time he was 30 years old, Robert Walker had been divorced twice.
  3. He struggled with mental illness and was treated for a psychiatric disorder at the Menninger Clinic in 1949.
  4. Robert Walker was a registered Republican and supported Dwight Eisenhower‘s campaign in the 1952 presidential election.
  5. He was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1709 Vine St.

Featured Image by Warner Bros. Press Photo / eBay / Public Domain

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