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Walter Woolf King

Walter Woolf King
Walter Woolf King as Rodolfo Lassparri in A Night at the Opera.
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Birth nameWalter Woolf King
Birth dateNovember 2, 1899
Place of birthSan Francisco, California, U.S.
Date of deathOctober 24, 1984(age 84)
Death placeBeverly Hills, California U.S.

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Walter Woolf King (2 November 1899 - 24 October 1984) was an American singer, performer, and film actor

Born in San Francisco, California, King started singing for a living at a young age and sang mostly in churches. He made his Broadway theatre debut in 1919, and developed a reputation as a baritone in musical comedies and other musical performances. King advertised himself as Walter Woolf and Walter King in his early career, eventually settling on a combination of all three names, Walter Woolf King, in the mid 1930s.

Wolf discovered talking films and began as a lead in musicals but moved into less known villain roles in the Marx Brothers and Laurel and Hardy films. He later became an actor's agent, occasionally appearing on television.

He died of a heart attack in Beverly Hills, California.

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