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Raoul Walsh
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Walsh in c. 1918
Born March 11, 1887
Died December 31, 1980(1980-12-31) (aged 93)
Resting place Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Simi Valley, Ventura County, California
Occupation Director, actor
Years active 1909–1964
Spouse(s)
Miriam Cooper
(m. 1916; div. 1926)

Lorraine Miller
(m. 1928; div. 1947)

Mary Simpson (m. 1947)
Awards Founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Raoul A. Walsh (March 11, 1887 – December 31, 1980) was an American film director and actor. He also founded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was known for playing the part of John Wilkes Booth in the movie The Birth of a Nation (1915). He also directed films like The Big Trail (1930) starring John Wayne, High Sierra (1941) starring Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart, and White Heat (1949) with James Cagney and Edmond O'Brien.

Walsh died on December 31,1980 and as buried in Ventura County, California.

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