Herman Raymond Walston was the son of Harry Norman Walston and Mittie Kimball Walston, born in Laurel, Mississippi on November 2, 1914. 
He won the Tony Award in 1956 for Distinguished Musical Actor for his work in the Broadway production of "Damn Yankees." He was nominated for an Emmy Award three times for his work in the television series "Picket Fences," and he won twice, in 1995 and 1996, in the Best Supporting Actor category. 
↑ 1.01.1 "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JL89-KJ7 : 20 May 2014), Herman Walston, 01 Jan 2001; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
↑ "Mr. Ray Walston, 86," The Philadelphia Inquirer 3 Jan 2001. Print.
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M434-ZGL : accessed 25 May 2018), Ray Walston in household of Harry M Walston, Laurel Ward 1, Jones, Mississippi, United States; citing ED 86, sheet 19B, line 90, family 435, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 881; FHL microfilm 1,820,881.
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMYT-TRS : accessed 25 May 2018), Ray Walston in household of Harry Walston, New Orleans (Districts 1-250), Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 4, sheet 11B, line 75, family 243, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 800; FHL microfilm 2,340,535.