Walter Fitzgerald

Walter Fitzgerald
Walter Fitzgerald

Walter Fitzgerald was a distinguished British character actor.   He was born in 1896 in Devon.   His first film was in 1932 in “Murder In Covent Garden”.   His cinema highlights include “In Which We Serve”, “San Demitro, London”, “The Fallen Idol” and “Treasure Island”.  He went to Hollywood in 1959 to make “Darby O’Gill and the Little People” for Walt Disney.    He died in 1976 in London at the age of 80.

His IMDB entry:

Walter Fitzgerald was born on May 18, 1896 in Keyhan, Derby, England as Walter Bond. He was an actor, known for Treasure Island (1950), The Fallen Idol (1948) and Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959). He died on December 20, 1976 in London, England.

Square-jawed, balding British character actor who usually played authority figures and men of integrity. In his youth, he was briefly active on the Stock Exchange before training at RADA for an acting career. Began on stage in 1922, in films ten years later. His best spell was from the mid-1940’s, notably as Dr. Fenton The Fallen Idol (1948) and Squire Trelawney in Treasure Island (1950).

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