Raoul Walsh

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Raoul Walsh

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.[1]

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