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Raoul Walsh

Raoul Walsh
Personal information
Birth dateMarch 11, 1887
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Date of deathDecember 31, 1980(age 93)
Death placeSimi Valley, California, U.S.
SpouseMiriam Cooper (1916 - 1926)
Lorraine Miller (1928 - 1947)
Mary Simpson (1947 - 1980)

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Raoul Walsh (March 11, 1887 - December 31, 1980) was an American film director, actor, founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the brother of silent screen actor George Walsh. He was known for portraying John Wilkes Booth in the silent classic The Birth of a Nation (1915) and for directing such films as High Sierra (1941) starring Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart and White Heat (1949) with James Cagney and Edmond O'Brien. His last directorial effort came in 1964.

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