Ray Walston

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Ray Walston
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Herman Raymond Walston

(1914-10-02)October 2, 1914
DiedJanuary 1, 2001(2001-01-01) (aged 86)
Other namesHerman Raymond Walston
Herman Ray Walston
Raymond Walston
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1945-2001

Ray Walston (Herman Raymond Walston; November 2, 1914 – January 1, 2001) was an American actor and comedian. He was known for his role as Uncle Martin O'Hara in the television series My Favorite Martian.

On January 1, 2001, Walston died at age 86 at his home in Beverly Hills, California 6 years after being diagnosed with lupus. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two grandchildren. Walston was cremated and his ashes given to his daughter.[1]

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  1. Gussow, Mel (January 3, 2001). "Ray Walston, Broadway Star And TV Martian, Dies at 86". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-03-20. Ray Walston, who won a Tony Award for playing the Devil opposite Gwen Verdon in the Broadway musical Damn Yankees repeated his role in the film version and went on to a long career playing eccentric, oddly endearing characters in movies and on television, died on Monday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 86.

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