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Photos and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted February 2017
Attached to the east wall of a building on the northwest corner of College Street and Major Street is this Toronto Historical Board plaque. Here's what it tells us:
Walter Huston, star of Broadway and Hollywood, was born in Toronto, April 6, 1884, and raised near here at 11 Major Street. At the age of sixteen, he made his first stage appearance in a minstrel show at Massey Hall, joined a local repertory group and later, in vaudeville, toured Canada and the United States. In the 1920s Huston came into prominence on Broadway as a dramatic actor and became famous for his rendition of "September Song". He worked in a number of films with his son, screen writer and director, John Huston. In 1948 both won Academy Awards for the film "The Treasure of Sierra Madre".
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