Walter Sande

Walter Sande

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Walter Sande was born on Jul 09, 1906 in USA. Walter Sande's big-screen debut came with The Goldwyn Follies directed by George Marshall in 1938, strarring Westinghouse - Third Auditioning Singer (uncredited). Walter Sande is known for Temple Houston directed by Leslie H. Martinson, Jeffrey Hunter stars as Temple Houston and Jack Elam as George Taggart. The upcoming new movie Walter Sande plays is Cold Turkey which will be released on Feb 19, 1971.

Chances are you've seen his imposing character face scores of times but couldn't place the name. Colorado-born actor Walter Sande was one of those stern, heavyset character actors in Hollywood everyone recognized but no one could identify.Born in Denver on July 9, 1906, Sande showed an early passion for music as a youth and by his college years managed to start his own band. This led to a job as musical director for 20th Century-Fox's theater chain, which in turn led to acting in films beginning in 1937. Usually providing atmospheric bits with no billing, he made an initial impression in serial cliffhangers as a third-string heavy with the popular The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940) and Sky Raiders (1941). His first top featured role, however, would come with Griffes d'acier (1941) as Jack "Flash" Strong, a photographer who--uncharacteristically for Walter--served as a comic sidekick to the serial's hero. Best of all would be his role in another serial as Red Pennington, the amusing sidekick to Don Winslow of the Navy (1942). he repeated his role again in Don Winslow of the Coast Guard (1943), the successful sequel. The role of Pennington sparked a long and steady supporting career in movies, usually a step or two behind Hollywood's elite on camera, which included Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in Le port de l'angoisse (1944) (prominently featured as the fisherman who tries to cheat Bogie), Gary Cooper in Le grand Bill (1945), Alan Ladd in Le Dahlia bleu (1946), Charlton Heston in La main qui venge (1950) and Spencer Tracy in Un homme est passé (1955), among hundreds of others. He also lent an an authoritative presence to classic sci-fi films such as Red Planet Mars (1952), La Guerre des mondes (1953) and Les Envahisseurs de la planète rouge (1953), and also had a recurring featured part in the 1940s "Boston Blackie" film series playing Detective Matthews alongside Chester Morris' former thief-turned-crime hero.A prolific supporting player during the "golden age" of TV, Sande worked on nearly every popular western and crime show that aired throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He had a regular series role on The Adventures of Tugboat Annie (1957) as Capt. Horatio Bullwinkle, Annie's tugboat rival, and a recurring one as Inger Stevens' Swedish father, Lars "Papa" Holstrum, on The Farmer's Daughter (1963).Walter Sande died of a heart attack in 1971 at age 65.

  • Birthday

    Jul 09, 1906
  • Place of Birth

    Denver, Colorado, USA

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