Walter Lundin

born: 20 April 1892
Chicago, Illinois,
United States of America
died: 21 June 1954
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, age 62)

Innovative American cinematographer who was of important to the films of Harold Lloyd. He worked extensively with Harold Lloyd. His widow was Australian-born former actress Phyllis Byrne, who was previously married to Jimmy Aubrey (she was once his leading lady in his short comedies). After their divorce, she then married another one-time Lloyd hand, gag man/director Ted Wilde, in 1926 and had a daughter (Patricia Ruth [Wilde] Hine; b. 1927 - d. 1989) with him; sadly, like Lundin, Wilde had also widowed Phyllis in 1929 (cerebral hemorrhage), and she married Lundin two years later. Phyllis Lundin died in 1969 at age 70.
"On the evening of June 21, 1954, something went terribly wrong in the life of Walter Lundin--for unknown reasons, he drove his car to a field at 11200 Kittridge Street, in North Hollywood, attached a hose to his automobile's exhaust, and committed suicide by inhalation of poisonous carbon monoxide fumes." ~ Annette D'Agostino Lloyd.

Height: 6'0"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

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1923
Dogs Of War!
Film's photographer

Acknowledgements & sources:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QP73-ZTNQ (Death certificate)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4DH-8R2 (WWII Draft card)
The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd (book)
Jim Jarvis (information)
Jesse Brisson (information)

This page was last updated on: 05 October 2018