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Robert Hudson Walker (October 13, 1918 – August 28, 1951) was an American actor.

He was married to Jennifer Jones, with whom he starred in the war epic Since You Went Away (1944). During filming, his relationship with Jones ended and she began a relationship with producer David O. Selznick, resulting in a painful separation and divorce from Jones. Walker and Jones's son, Robert Walker Jr., was also an actor.

He best known for his starring role in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Strangers on a Train (1951), which was released shortly before his death. Having suffered from alcoholism and mental illness, Walker died after his psychiatrist administered him a prescription drug; Walker had allegedly been drinking before, and it is believed the combination of the drug and alcohol caused his death.


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