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Walter Brennan

Born Jul 25, 1894

Walter Brennan was an American actor. Brennan won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor on three separate occasions, which is currently the record for most Oscar wins by a male actor, tied with Jack Nicholson.

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1894 Birth Born on July 25, 1894.


1920 25 Years Old Upon his death from emphysema at the age of eighty in Oxnard in Ventura County, Brennan's remains were interred at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Los Angeles. Brennan was married to the former Ruth Wells (December 8, 1897 – January 12, 1997), whom he married in 1920. … Read More


1929 34 Years Old Finding himself broke, he began taking extra parts in 1929 and then bit parts in as many films as he could, including The Invisible Man (1933), the Three Stooges short Woman Haters (1934), and Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and also worked as a stunt man. … Read More
1932 37 Years Old Throughout his career, Brennan was frequently called upon to play characters considerably older than he was in real life. The loss of many teeth in a 1932 accident, rapidly thinning hair, thin build, and gravelly voice all made him seem older than he really was. … Read More


1953 58 Years Old Brennan appeared in several other movies and television programs, usually, as an eccentric "old timer" or "prospector". Prior to the launching of The Real McCoys, Brennan appeared as himself as a musical judge in the 1953-1954 ABC series Jukebox Jury.


1957 - 1962 2 More Events
1964 69 Years Old Brennan starred as wealthy executive Walter Andrews in the short-lived 1964-1965 series The Tycoon, with Van Williams.
1967 72 Years Old In 1967, he starred in another series, The Guns of Will Sonnett, in which he played a man in search of his gunfighter son, James, with his grandson, Jeff, played by Dack Rambo.
1968 73 Years Old …  Brennan thereafter supported American Independent Party candidate (and former governor of Alabama) George C. Wallace, Jr., over GOP nominee and former Vice President Richard M. Nixon in the 1968 presidential campaign because he felt Nixon was too liberal. … Read More
1969 74 Years Old 1 More Event
After the series went off the air in 1969, Brennan continued working in both television and feature films.
1970 75 Years Old 1 More Event
From 1970 to 1971, he was a regular on the show To Rome With Love, which was his last TV show as a member of the permanent cast. … Read More
1974 80 Years Old Died on September 21, 1974.
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