Knowledge Identifier: +Walter_Matthau
Harry Belafonte - At the end of the 1940s, he took classes in acting at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York with the influential German director Erwin Piscator alongside Marlon Brando, Tony Curtis, Walter Matthau, Bea Arthur and Sidney Poitier, while performing with the American Negro Theatre
Matthau was married twice; first to Grace Geraldine Johnson from 1948 to 1958, and from 1959 until his death in 2000 to Carol Marcus.
In 1955, he made his motion picture debut as a whip-wielding bad guy in The Kentuckian opposite Burt Lancaster.
Carol Grace - She was married to actor Walter Matthau, from August 21, 1959 until his death on July 1, 2000; they had one son, Charles Matthau
In 1962, he was a sympathetic sheriff in Lonely are the Brave, which starred Kirk Douglas.
Robert Morse - In 1967, he co-starred in "A Guide for the Married Man," opposite Walter Matthau
Goldie Hawn - Hawn had made her feature film debut in a bit role as a giggling dancer in the 1968 film The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, in which she was billed as "Goldie Jeanne", but in her first major film role, in Cactus Flower, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as Walter Matthau's suicidal fiancee.
He played three different roles in the 1971 film version of Simon's Plaza Suite and was in the cast of its followup California Suite in 1978.
John Paxton - He won a Golden Globe and an *award from the Writers Guild of America in 1971 for his screenplay to the Walter Matthau film "Kotch"
Morton Freedgood - "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three", his novel about the hijacking of a New York City subway train, was a best seller in 1973 and was made into the 1974 movie starring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw, a 1998 TV-movie remake of the same title, and a 2009 theatrical-feature remake, "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3"
Arnold Stang - He played the photographer in the 1993 film "Dennis the Menace" with Walter Matthau
Truman Capote - Also, in 1995, Capote's 1951 Novella "The Grass Harp" which he later turned into a 1954 play was made into a film version with a screen play by Stirling Silliphant and directed by Charles Matthau, Walter Matthau's son
Matthau died of a heart attack in Santa Monica, California on July 1, 2000.
Carol Marcus, a native of New York, died of a brain aneurysm in 2003