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From the Archives: Heart Attack Fatal to Actor Walter Huston

From the Archives: Heart Attack Fatal to Actor Walter Huston

Walter Huston, 66, one of the modern theater's greatest actors, died yesterday in his suite in the Beverly Hills Hotel.

He was the victim of a heart attack, his physician, Dr. Verne Mason, said.

The veteran actor was in excellent spirits and felt fine when he awoke Thursday—his 66th birthday.

He attended a birthday luncheon with some old friends, including Paul Kohner, his agent; Charles Kern, Robert Gordon and Kohner's 13-year-old daughter, Lupita. He laughed and told stories and was the life of the party.

Severe Pains

But he passed up a dinner in his honor that night and went to bed with severe pains in the back. Dr. Mason was called,...

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