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  • BIRTH 20/09/1882
  • DEATH 07/02/1958
  • Country United Kingdom
  • SHOWS 3
  • MOVIES 11

Walter Kingsford

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Walter Kingsford (born Walter Pearce, 20 September 1882 – 7 February 1958) was a British stage, film and television actor. Kingsford began his acting career on the London stage. He also had a long Broadway career, appearing in plays from the 1912 original American production of George Bernard Shaw's Fanny's First Play to 1944's Song of Norway.

In the early 1920s, Kingford was active with the Henry Jewett Players.

Kingsford moved to Hollywood, California, for a prolific film career in supporting parts. On screen, he specialised in portraying authority figures such as noblemen, heads of state, doctors, police inspectors and lawyers. He is best known for his recurring role as the snobbish hospital head Dr. P. Walter Carew in the popular Dr. Kildare (and Dr. Gillespie) film series.

Kingsford had numerous television appearances in the 1950s. They included TV Reader's Digest, Command Performance and Science Fiction Theatre.

Walter Kingsford

Shows (3)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Col. Blair / Dr. Mack / Dr. Manley / Dr. Poncet / Dr. Sam Helck
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sir Clive
Four Star Playhouse
Four Star Playhouse
Armstrong / Cary Howard / Dr. Blake / Sir Charles

Movies (11)

The Life of Emile Zola
The Life of Emile Zola
Colonel Sandherr
The Invisible Ray
The Invisible Ray
Sir Francis Stevens
Captains Courageous
Captains Courageous
Dr. Finley
Tarzan's Peril
Tarzan's Peril
Barney (uncredited)
Mr. Lucky
Mr. Lucky
Commissioner Hargraves
If I Were King
If I Were King
Tristan l'Hermite
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
Dr. S.J. 'Walter' Carew, Hospital Administrator
Carefree
Carefree
Dr. Powers
The Devil and Miss Jones
The Devil and Miss Jones
Mr. Allison (General Manager)
The Black Arrow
The Black Arrow
Sir Oliver Oates
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Joshua Snade