Walter Brennan

Actor Walter Brennan

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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25 July 1894

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The coach played piano and trumpet - Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
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A: My favorite movie of all time was "Northwest Passage" with Spencer Tracey and Walter Brennan. Q: What was the last thing you made by hand? A: Last thing I made by hand was a dog house. Q: When was the last time you were on a stage?
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Lines from classic westerns - CanadaEast.com
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Judge Roy Bean (Walter Brennan) admonishes, "Don't spill that liquor, son. It eats right through the bar." Here's an exchange between Trampas (Walter Huston) and The Virginian (Gary Cooper) from The Virginian (1946): "When I want to know anything from
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DAILY WEB DUMP: Lookin' You Square in the Big Eye - fox4kc.com
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(Via The Daily What) If Walter Brennan and Junior Samples had a love child... (Via Everything is Terrible) Jerry Springer was once the mayor of Cincinnati. That fact doesn't have much to do with this video, but then again there's nothing in the known
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Primus' Les Claypool On His Lyrics, Getting Back Together With His Old ... - Prefixmag
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I'ma big fan of character actors- my favorite guys are Slim Pickens, Walter Brennan, Strother Martin, and Lee Van Cleef. When I see these guys come up on screen in various films, and a lot of times you'll just stumble upon them, I get excited
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Chris Treadway: Comic mystery offered by the Masquers - Oakland Tribune
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(Look for Walter Brennan, Hoagy Carmichael and Sheldon Leonard in the cast as well.) A $5 donation gets you entrance to the ship. The quartet Just Cream, a tribute to the British blues revival of the 1960s as led by Eric Clapton and the band Cream,
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Ask 411 Movies for 08.22.11: Any Day You Read This Column is a Happy Day! - 411mania.com
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His brothers and father (Walter Brennan) try to bust him out to no avail. Jake (Elam) becomes a reluctant deputy. McCullough becomes involved with Prudence (Joan Hackett), daughter of the mayor (Morgan). I like this movie better, because it's more
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Debbie Reynolds Movie Schedule: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, DIVORCE AMERICAN STYLE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Nielsen, Walter Brennan. C-89 mins, Letterbox Format. 2:00 PM THE MATING GAME (1959) A tax agent falls for a farm girl whose father he's investigating. Dir: George Marshall. Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Tony Randall,
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Jackson train bound for Durango, Colo. - Amador Ledger-Dispatch
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The movie, released in 1950, was shot over a six-week period in the San Juan Mountains in Colorado, and starred Anne Baxter, Dan Dailey, Rory Calhoun, Walter Brennan, Arthur Hunnicutt, and a then-unknown starlet named Marilyn Monroe as a dance hall
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Jon Polito talks The Last Godfather - Monsters and Critics.com
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I enjoy character actors like Walter Brennan and Charles Laughton and Burl Ives. I could only aspire to be these guys. Especially Burl Ives, he was in East of Eden, he was Big Daddy. He was brilliant and untouchable. M&C: You have worked steadily since
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Cowboys & Interviews: Harrison Ford Isn't Riding Into the Sunset Just Yet - Film School Rejects
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It certainly is a new kind of role for Ford – the kind of role Walter Brennan might feel more comfortable in – but it suits that rugged elder statesman sensibility just fine. There's a maturity to his trademark gruffness. After all, this is the same
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"Crossroads" - A.V. Club DC
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He even launches into Nathaniel Sr.'s old Walter Brennan impersonation, but if Nate is amused by David's flash of humor, he doesn't show it. Instead, he dips back into the melancholy that we saw in “The Mood,” mourning the wit of Nathaniel that he
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Today's Birthdays - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
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Academy Award-winning actor Walter Brennan. (Born 1894) He won Oscars for the films "Come and Get It," "Kentucky" and "The Westerner." Emmy Award-winning actress Estelle Getty is 85. (Born 1923) She won her Emmy for her work on the sitcom "Golden Girls
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Kevin Costner: Actor talks baseball, Aspen and playing music - Denver Post
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I loved Walter Brennan (as a sportswriter) in that movie. I loved the scenes with "tangle foot." I like the romantic storyline of that move. Sure, it is corny now, but it's a great story and there is a lot of heart in that movie
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
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(39) 2 The Green Promise Walter Brennan. Stubborn farmer nearly ruins his land and family. (1 hr.30 mins.) (100) 3 The Road Viggo Mortensen. A father and son wander through a post-apocalyptic world. (2 hrs.) (101) >>> The Young Victoria Emily Blunt
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In Praise of Voldemort and Snape: Why Ralph Fiennes and Alan Rickman Are the ... - New Republic
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But he was blessed by joining an age of superb supporting actors—Walter Brennan, Thomas Mitchell, Peter Lorre, Thelma Ritter, Mercedes McCambridge, Beulah Bondi. Those players thrived because the movies believed in supporting figures in life
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'Rango,' 'Miral' DVD reviews - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
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The film pays homage to at least two deceased actors who embodied the western genre: Walter Brennan and Pat Buttram. Extras listed on Blu-ray include 10 deleted scenes, a picture-in-picture storyboard reel, a behind-the-scenes featurette and an
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Yukon boy's death renews ATV regulation debate - CBC.ca
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But Walter Brennan, manager of Yukon's Motor Vehicles Branch, disagreed. He said ATVs and snowmobiles must be licensed before they can be used on a highway, and such vehicles cannot be operated by anyone under the age of 16. Since 2004, the Canadian
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Why is the talented Ray Stevens not in the Country Music Hall of Fame? - Examiner.com
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He doesn't do that many anymore but at one time he would do impressions of actors such as John Wayne, Walter Brennan, and George “Gabby” Hayes. Singers like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and of course, the world-famous disc jockey, Wolfman Jack,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Walter Brennan
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1974
    Age 79
    He built the Indian Lodge Motel, a movie theater, and a variety store in Joseph, and continued going there between film roles until his death in 1974 at the age of 80.
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  • 1972
    Age 77
    In 1972, he supported the presidential campaign of conservative California Congressman John Schmitz over that of Richard Nixon, who he believed was too moderate.
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  • 1970
    Age 75
    In 1970, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, where his photograph hangs prominently.
    From 1970 to 1971, he was a regular on the CBS sitcom To Rome with Love, with John Forsythe.
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  • 1969
    Age 74
    After the series went off the air in 1969, Brennan continued working in both television and feature films.
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  • 1968
    Age 73
    Andy Brennan, son of Walter, was on the set of The Guns of Will Sonnett when his father heard the news of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968.
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  • 1967
    Age 72
    In 1967, he starred in another ABC series, The Guns of Will Sonnett, as an older man in search of his gunfighter son, James Sonnett, with his grandson, Jeff, played by Dack Rambo.
  • 1964
    Age 69
    Brennan starred as wealthy executive Walter Andrews, derived from his real name, in the short-lived 1964 - 1965 ABC series The Tycoon, with Van Williams.
  • 1959
    Age 64
    He appeared as an extremely cantankerous sidekick with John Wayne and Dean Martin in Howard Hawks' 1959 western Rio Bravo and also co-starred with James Garner a decade later in Support Your Local Sheriff!, playing the ruthless head of the villainous Danby family.
  • 1957
    Age 62
    On May 30, 1957, he guest starred on NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1953
    Age 58
    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.
  • FORTIES
  • 1942
    Age 47
    In 1942, he played reporter Sam Blake, who befriended and encouraged Lou Gehrig (also played by Cooper) in Pride of the Yankees.
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  • 1936
    Age 41
    Brennan is one of three men to win three acting Oscars (the other two being Jack Nicholson and Daniel Day-Lewis), having won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1936, 1938, and 1940.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1932
    Age 37
    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 unusual vocal intonations all made him seem older than he really was.
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  • 1925
    Age 30
    Finding himself broke, he began taking extra parts in 1925 and then bit parts in as many films as he could, including Texas Cyclone and Two Fisted Law with another newcomer to Hollywood, John Wayne.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1920
    Age 25
    In 1920, Brennan wed the former Ruth Caroline Wells (December 8, 1897 - January 12, 1997), the daughter of Arthur George Wells (1867–1930) and Jane Young Brown Wells (1872–1944).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1894
    Born
    Born on July 25, 1894.
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