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Walter Abel (June 6, 1898 – March 26, 1987) was an American stage and film character actor. His eyes were brown and his (adult) height was five foot ten inches.

Abel was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of Christine (née Becker) and Richard Michael Abel. Abel graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he had studied in 1917 and joined a touring company. He made his Broadway debut in Forbidden in 1919. His many theatre credits include As You Like It, Desire Under the Elms, Mourning Becomes Electra, Merrily We Roll Along, and Trelawny of the 'Wells'. On the stage, he appeared in Channing Pollock's 1926 production of The Enemy together with Fay Bainter.

Abel was married to concert harpist Marietta Bitter. He died of a myocardial infarction in Essex, Connecticut.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Walter Abel, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Walter Abel (June 6, 1898 – March 26, 1987) was an American stage and film character actor. His eyes were brown and his (adult) height was five foot ten inches.

Abel was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of Christine (née Becker) and Richard Michael Abel. Abel graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he had studied in 1917 and joined a touring company. He made his Broadway debut in Forbidden in 1919. His many theatre credits include As You Like It, Desire Under the Elms, Mourning Becomes Electra, Merrily We Roll Along, and Trelawny of the 'Wells'. On the stage, he appeared in Channing Pollock's 1926 production of The Enemy together with Fay Bainter.

Abel was married to concert harpist Marietta Bitter. He died of a myocardial infarction in Essex, Connecticut.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Walter Abel, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 69

Birthday 1898-06-06

Day of Death 1987-03-26

Place of Birth St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1985 Grace Quigley as Homer Morrison
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Himself (archive footage)
1973 The Man Without a Country as Col. A.B. Morgan
1972 Silent Night, Bloody Night as Mayor Adams
1965 Mirage as Charles Stewart Calvin
1965 The Human Duplicators as Dr. Munson
1964 The Confession as The Thief
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(1 episode)
1958 Handle with Care as Prof. Roger Bowden
1957 Raintree County as T.D. Shawnessy
1957 Suspicion(41 episodes)
1956 The Steel Jungle as Warden Bill Keller
1955 The Indian Fighter as Captain Trask
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour(1 episode)
1955 Playwrights '56(1 episode)
1954 Climax!(1 episode)
1954 Twelve Angry Men as Juror #4
1954 Night People as Maj. R.A. Foster
1953 Island in the Sky as Col. Fuller
1953 So This Is Love as Col. James Moore
1951 Tales of Tomorrow(4 episodes)
1950 Lux Video Theatre(2 episodes)
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour(1 episode)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents(2 episodes)
1948 Studio One(1 episode)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse(2 episodes)
1948 That Lady in Ermine as Major Horvath / Benvenuto
1948 Dream Girl as George Allerton
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(1 episode)
1948 Picture in Your Mind as Narrator
1947 Variety Girl as Himself (uncredited)
1947 The Fabulous Joe as Milo Terkel
1947 13 Rue Madeleine as Charles Gibson
1946 The Kid from Brooklyn as Gabby Sloan
1945 Kiss and Tell as Harry Archer
1945 Duffy's Tavern as Director
1945 The Affairs of Susan as Richard Aiken
1944 Mr. Skeffington as George Trellis
1944 Follow the Boys as Himself
1944 The Hitler Gang as Narrator
1944 An American Romance as Howard Clinton
1943 So Proudly We Hail as Chaplain
1943 Fired Wife as Chris McClelland
1942 Wake Island as Cmdr. Roberts
1942 Holiday Inn as Danny Reed
1942 Beyond the Blue Horizon as Prof. Thornton
1942 Star Spangled Rhythm as B.G. DeSoto
1941 Glamour Boy as Anthony J. Colder
1941 Skylark as George Gore
1941 Hold Back the Dawn as Inspector Hammock
1940 Michael Shayne: Private Detective as Elliott Thomas
1940 Arise, My Love as M. Phillips
1940 Who Killed Aunt Maggie? as Dr. George Benedict
1940 Dance, Girl, Dance as Judge
1939 Miracle on Main Street as Jim Foreman
1939 King of the Turf as Robert Barnes
1938 Men with Wings as Nick Ranson
1938 Racket Busters as Hugh Allison
1938 Law of the Underworld as Warren Rogers
1937 Wise Girl as Karl
1937 Portia on Trial as Dan Foster
1937 Green Light as John Stafford
1936 We Went to College as Phil Talbot
1936 Fury as District Attorney
1936 The Witness Chair as James Trent
1936 The Lady Consents as Stanley Ashton
1936 Two In The Dark as Ford Adams
1935 The Three Musketeers as D'Artagnan
1930 Liliom as Carpenter

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