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FAMOUS SCREEN STARS

OWNER OF DERBY WINNER

FIRST CLASSIC SUCCESS^

: The victory of April the Fifth in thtt English on, Wednegdiy :had; aT special interest -in theatrical circles, for the colt's owner, Mr. ,T. :Walls, ia none other than the popular English stage and screen.star, Tom Walls, of "Bookery Nook" fame. v. '.. '■•- ~ ■

: - "Mr. Walls has been long associated' with the AHwych •.Theatre,:.'. London, •where the Ben Travers comedies were first successfully produced on the stage, then he subsequently turned even more successfully. into talking pictures. The first of these was '.'Bookery Nook," ia which ; Mr. Walls took the lead with Balph Lynn and- Winifred Shotter. Then followed "On Approval," "Cau« aries Sometimes Sing," and "Plunder." After playing in Mr. Walls suffered a general breakdown, in iealth, and he was a long time in miking full recovery, bio' b'f the first outings; he had dnring his convalescence'was when he attended The Gatwick Meeting Jin September last, on the day that April the Rf th ran in his first race."-At that, time he was still''unable to-go about without crutches, and he watched the racing from.-his car just behind the winning post." : ■'■--.* '••."./ •'■:.. -.-■■<''. Mr. Walls has evidently made steady progress towards good health agaia since then; as he was able to diieet the production of the company's recent film, "Mischief," arid he: has lately been working on another film, "A Night toko This,"_ in which he is again playing. Bating has always, been principal among Mr. Walls's avocations. He ha» in recent years gathered together a large stable of horses, and, as he directs their training himself, he must indeed, be a very busy man. The mention in yesterday's cable; about his having ridden in jraces in Australia probably referred to the Occasion of his tour of Australia and New Zealand with the original '[Arcadians," when it is possible he did have one or two mounts, as he has always been noted for his horsemanship. . ■

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FAMOUS SCREEN STARS, Evening Post, Volume CXIII, Issue 130, 3 June 1932

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FAMOUS SCREEN STARS Evening Post, Volume CXIII, Issue 130, 3 June 1932

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