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Warner Baxter

Warner Baxter

Warner Baxter (March 29, 1889 - May 7, 1951) was an American actor. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he moved to San Francisco, California when he was nine. Following the 1906 earthquake, he and his family lived in a tent for two weeks. By 1910 Baxter was in vaudeville, and from there began acting on the stage.

His first starring role was as the Cisco Kid in In Old Arizona (1929), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. By 1936, his was the highest salary for an actor in Hollywood, but by 1943, he had slipped to B movie roles, and he began to star in a series of Crime Doctor films.

Suffering the pain of arthritis, Baxter had a lobotomy to ease the pain. He died shortly after of pneumonia.

He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6290 Hollywood Blvd.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Warner Baxter Facts

Birth NameWarner Leroy Baxter
OccupationActor
BirthdayMarch 29, 1889
SignAries
BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio, USA
Date of deathMay 7, 1951 (age 62)
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Warner Baxter compared to you?
Awards1929 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for In Old Arizona)

Selected Filmography

Not available.