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Walt Whitman (actor)

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Whitman with Ora Carew in The Girl from Rocky Point (1922)
Walter K. Whitman

(1859-04-25)April 25, 1859
DiedMarch 27, 1928(1928-03-27) (aged 68)

Walter K. Whitman (April 25, 1859 – March 27, 1928) was an American character actor of the stage and screen who was active during Hollywood's silent era. He is not to be confused with the influential poet of the same name.[1][2]


Whitman had a long career on the stage in cities like New York, Boston, and Chicago before he began appearing in Triangle films in the 1910s, at which point he was already an older man.[1][3][4] He died on March 27, 1928, in Santa Monica, California.[4]

"I was only a country lad, but I had seen so many real good shows at our local opera house that I made up my mind I would be an actor," he'd later tell reporters of his beginnings.[5] He also recounted that in 1896, he leapt from the fifth floor of the Hotel Richelieu in Montreal when it caught on fire.[6]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ a b "The St. Louis Star and Times at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. 12 Oct 1917. p. 5. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  2. ^ Katchmer, George A. (2009-09-22). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. ISBN 9780786446933.
  3. ^ "The Baltimore Sun at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. 25 Nov 1917. p. 30. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  4. ^ a b "The Indianapolis Star at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. 28 Mar 1928. p. 10. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  5. ^ "The Richmond Item at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. 17 Jun 1917. p. 12. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  6. ^ "The Town Talk at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. 25 Oct 1917. p. 7. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
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