95 (passed away Jan. 27th, 1992)
Jul. 1st, 1896
Bill Walker's Main TV Roles
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- Was married to original 'Our Gang' leading lady Peggy Cartwright, one of the early interracial marriages in Hollywood.
- In recalling his courtroom scene in _To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)_ (qv), 'Gregory Peck' (qv) recalled the vital contribution of Bill Walker, who was cast as Reverend Sikes. "All the black people in the balcony stood," Peck noted. "My two kids didn't. When Bill said to them 'Stand up, children, your father is passing,' he wrapped up the Academy Award for me."
- The son of a freed slave.
- He was a tireless worker in the field of Civil Rights, frequently laying both his career and his life on the line.
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