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Walter Andrew Brennan was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States, on March 15, 1935, was an American actor. Young Walter Brennan began his professional acting career as an extra in films (1925). He made his big screen debut in adventure film Lorraine of the Lions (1925) in uncredited role. He got his television debut in CBS anthology series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1953-1956) in role as Simmons / Ezra Jenkins. Walter's breakthrough performance came as Old Atrocity in historical Western film Barbary Coast (1935).

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Walter Brennan

Walter Brennan
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Birth Date

July 25, 1894


September 21, 1974


United States

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Natural hair color


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5 ft 11¾ in | 182 cm


75 kg | 165 lbs

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Best Movies

He won three Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in films:

Come and Get It (1936) lumberjack drama as Swan Bostrom

Kentucky (1938) drama sports as Peter Goodwin

The Westerner (1940) Western as Judge Roy Bean

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Pastor Rosier Pile in biographical movie Sergeant York (1941).

Meet John Doe (1941) comedy drama as The 'Colonel'

The Pride of the Yankees (1942) drama as Sam Blake

To Have and Have Not (1944) romance war adventure as Eddie

My Darling Clementine (1946) Western as Newman Haynes Clanton

Red River (1948) Western as Nadine Groot

The Far Country (1954) Western as Ben Tatum

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) neo-Western as Doc Velie

Rio Bravo (1959) Western as Stumpy

Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) comedy Western as Pa Danby

Best TV Shows

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Grandpa Amos McCoy in ABC and CBS situation comedy series The Real McCoys (1957-1963).

The Tycoon (1964-1965) ABC sitcom as Walter Andrews

The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967-1969) ABC Western series as Will Sonnett

To Rome with Love (1970-1971) CBS sitcom as Andy Pruitt

Alias Smith and Jones (1971) ABC Western series as Silky O'Sullivan / Gantry


Studied engineering at Rindge Technical High School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He served as a private with the 101st Field Artillery Regiment in France during World War I.

He was the second of three children.

Had Irish ancestry.

He released single "Old Rivers" in 1962.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 6501 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.

He was inducted into Hall of Great Western Performers of National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1970.

Walter died on September 21, 1974, Oxnard, California, United States, at the age of 80.


He was married to Ruth Caroline Wells (1920-1974), they had two sons: Arthur, Walter and one daughter, Ruth.