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 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 her divorce from Aubrey, 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 later would, Wilde had also widowed Phyllis in 1929 (cerebral hemorrhage), and she married Lundin two years later. Phyllis Lundin died in 1969 at age 70.

The Valley Times (North Hollywood, CA, 23 June 1954) reported: "Identify Victim of Auto Fumes: Police have identified Walter Lundin, 62, of 5008 Cartwright Ave., North Hollywood, as the man found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in his car parked in front ot 11200 Kittridge St., North Hollywood. Officers said they found a note yesterday with the body. It was addressed to Lundin's wife Phyllis in which he said he feared he would be crippled from arthritis."

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


Dogs Of War!
Film's photographer

Acknowledgements & sources: (Death certificate) (WWII Draft card) (Valley Times [North Hollywood, CA], 23 Jun 1954)
The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd (book)
Jim Jarvis (information)
Jesse Brisson (bio notes)

This page was last updated on: 20 April 2023