Ray Walston (1914–2001)
Born: December 2, 1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died: January 1, 2001 (age 86) in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
(his 1995 Emmy Award acceptance speech) I have 30 seconds to tell you I have been waiting 60 years to get on this stage.
(on being labeled a character actor) I’m an actor and that’s it — period. Producers and studios have thrown many things at me over the years: comedy, tragedy, drama, drawing-room comedy. I’ve managed to keep my head above water in most of these genres, but I don’t put myself in any one category like “comic actor” or “musical-comedy” actor.
dir. George Abbott
dir. Billy Wilder
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