Robert Hudson Walker was an American actor who appeared as the antagonist in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 thriller Strangers on a Train.
Robert Hudson Walker was born on October 13, 1918, and died on August 28, 1951. He began his career playing young boys next door, frequently as World War II soldiers. In the World War II epic Since You Went Away, he played one of these characters opposite his first wife, Jennifer Jones (1944). In the movie Till the Clouds Roll By, he also portrayed Jerome Kern. He was 30 years old, twice divorced, and battled alcohol and mental disorder, which were made worse by his traumatic relationship breakdown with Jones.
From August 1941 until September 1942, Walker co-starred in the weekly episode Maudie’s Diary. Isley went back to acting in auditions, but this time, she was found in 1941 by producer David O. Selznick, who gave her the name Jennifer Jones and prepared her for success. Walker rose to fame with the titular role in See Here, Private Hargrove as the “boy-next-door” soldier after his endearing personality and boyish good looks won over moviegoers (1944).
Robert Walker’s Net Worth At The Time Of His Death
Robert was among the wealthiest actors in movies. His death left him with a net worth of roughly $1.5 million.