Helen Walker

Not to be confused with the singer-actress Helen Roberts Walker Helen Walker (born July 17, 1920 – March 10, 1968) was an American movie actress of the 1940s and 1950s. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and made her film debut in 1942. After a promising start in Hollywood, Walker was involved in a 1946 car wreck. A hitchhiker was killed, and Walker and two others were seriously injured, for which she was charged with drunk and reckless driving. She was subsequently acquitted and made a comeback, but her career never fully recovered. She retired from acting at the age of 35, then died in North Hollywood, California from cancer. She was filming Heaven Only Knows when an auto accident drastically disrupted her career. On December 31, 1946, while driving the car of director Bruce "Lucky" Humberstone from Palm Springs to Hollywood, she gave a ride to three hitchiking soldiers named Robert E. Lee, Philip Mercado, and Joseph Montaldo. Near Redlands, California the car hit a divider and flipped over, killing Lee, and causing serious injuries to Helen and the other two passengers. She was charged with drunk driving and reckless driving.


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