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Walker Whiteside, American actor.

Background

Whiteside, Walker was born on March 16, 1869 in Logansport, Indiana, United States. Son of Judge Therapeutic Community and Levinia J. Whiteside.

Education

1 daughter, Rosamond Walker. Made debut as Richard III at the Grand Opera House, Chicago, 1884. New York debut as Hamlet, in own company, at Union Square Theatre, April 19, 1893, later as Richelieu.

Toured United States for many years in Shakespearean and classical repertoire. Appeared as David, in “The Melting Pot,” 1908, as Tokeramo, in “The Typhoon,” 1912. Played in “Mr. Wu,” 1914.

Appeared as David over 100 times at Queen’s and Comedy theatres, London, 1914. Leading character in “Mr. Jubilee Drax,” season of 1917-1918.

Played James Durie in “The Master of Ballantrae,” season of 1919-1920. In “The Hindoo,” 1921-1922, also in “The Arabian”. Played title rôle in “Sakura”.

Produced and played leading rôle in “The Royal Box,” 1928. Produced The Chinese Bungalow, 1930-1931. Produced Three Men and a Woman, Lyceum Theatre, New York, and on tour, 1931-1932.

Coast-to-coast tour in revival of “The Master of Ballantrae,” 1935-1936.

Career

Made debut as Richard III at the Grand Opera House, Chicago, 1884. Played in “Mr. Wu,” 1914. Played James Durie in “The Master of Ballantrae,” season of 1919-1920.

Played title rôle in “Sakura”.

Membership

Clubs: The Lambs, Friars (New York).

Connections

Married Lelia Wolstan McCord, October 19, 1893.

father:
Judge Therapeutic Community

mother:
Levinia J. Whiteside

spouse:
Lelia Wolstan McCord