Walter Pidgeon was an American actor.

Biography

Born in Saint John, Canada, he studied voice at the New England Conservatory of Music before appearing on stage and later making his silent screen debut in 1926. He soon appeared in a number of screen musicals before having a number of roles onstage in such plays as Something Gay, Night of January 16th, and There's Wisdom in Women.

Pidgeon achieved greater success appearing in the films How Green Was My Valley and Mrs. Miniver (for which he received an Academy Award nomination) and later moved into television programmes including Breaking Point, Marcus Welby, M.D. and Perry Mason.

Pidgeon passed away in 1984.

Singing

Pidgeon sang in a number of films, including Sweet Kitty Bellairs (where he played Lord Varney), Listen, Darling (as Richard Thurlow) and the television movie Cinderella, where he played The King. He also appeared as Nat Miller in the original cast of Take Me Along.

Film

Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930)

  • My Love, I'll Be Waiting for You (solo)
  • My Love, I'll Be Waiting for You (reprise)(duet)
  • Peggy's Leg
  • Tally Ho
  • You, But I Love You (reprise)

Toast of the Legion (1931)

  • Kiss Me Again (contains solo lines)
  • Tomorrow May Bring Doubt and Tears (solo)

Man-Proof (1938)

  • On a Sunday Afternoon (duet)

Listen, Darling (1938)

  • Ten Pins in the Sky (reprise)
  • On the Bumpy Road to Love (reprise)

Stronger Than Desire (1939)

  • Three Blind Mice (duet)

Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart (solo)

Design for Scandal (1941)

  • Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)(duet)

White Cargo (1942)

  • There's No Place Like Home (Sweet Home)

Mrs. Parkington (1944)

  • Sweetly She Sleeps, My Alice Fair (solo)

Julia Misbehaves (1948)

  • Wonderful One (duet)
  • O Sole Mio (solo)

The Red Danube (1949)

  • You've Got to See Mamma Ev'ry Night (Or You Can't See Mamma At All)(solo)
  • Onward, Christian Soldiers (solo)

Cinderella (1965)

  • Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful? (reprise)(contains solo lines)

Stage

Take Me Along (1959)(originated the role)

  • The Parade (contains solo lines)
  • Oh, Please (contains solo lines)
  • Staying Young (solo)
  • Take Me Along (duet)
  • For Sweet Charity (contains solo lines)
  • Oh, Please (Reprise)(duet)
  • Staying Young" (Reprise)(solo)

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