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    • Walter Brennan

      WALTER BRENNAN

      INFORMATION FROM IDMb

      Date of birth
      25 July 1894
      Swampscott, Massachusetts, USA

      Date of death
      21 September 1974
      Oxnard, California, USA. (emphysema)

      Birth name
      Walter Andrew Brennan

      Height
      5' 11" (1.80 m)

      Spouse
      Ruth Wells (1920 - 21 September 1974) (his death)

      Trivia
      First actor to accumulate three Academy Awards and to date still the only actor to win three Oscars as Best Supporting Actor.

      Daughter: Ruth Brennan

      Sons: Arthur Wells 'Mike' Brennan and Andy Brennan.

      Interred at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, San Fernando, Los Angeles County, California, USA

      Had four top 100 singles, including the Top 5 hit "Old Rivers" (Liberty Records) which first charted on April 7, 1962. The single spent 11 weeks on the Billboard charts and peaked at number 5.

      He won the first ever Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1936 for "Come and Get It."

      Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1970.

      His relatives still live in and around Joseph, Oregon where the actor maintained a functioning ranch.

      Owned a ranch and several businesses in Joseph, Oregon, including the Indian Lodge Motel which still displays several of his portraits in the office.

      Hardly ever played the villain, usually being cast as the somewhat eccentric pal to the hero. An exception was his turn as the heartless Old Man Clanton in My Darling Clementine (1946), directed by the prickly John Ford. Ford and Brennan did not get along, and Ford was one of the few directors Brennan didn't collaborate with more than once throughout his career.

      Always fiscally conservative, he became politically active in later life when he saw many of the things he held dear being
      eroded by the counterculture movement. He supported George Wallace's presidential campaign in 1968 and in 1972 supported extreme right-wing Republican Representative John Schmitz, as the incumbent President Richard Nixon was viewed as too progressive by many Republicans.

      After his military service during World War I, Brennan moved to Los Angeles,
      where he got involved in the real-estate market and made a fortune.
      Unfortunately the market took a sudden downturn and Brennan lost almost all of his money.
      Broke, he began taking bit parts in films in order to earn money, and his career progressed from there.

      Mini Biography
      In many ways the most successful and familiar character actor of American sound films and the only actor to date to
      win three Oscars for Best Supporting Actor, Walter Brennan attended college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, studying engineering.
      While in school he became interested in acting and performed in school plays.
      He worked some in vaudeville and also in various jobs such as clerking in a bank and as a lumberjack.
      He toured in small musical comedy companies before entering the military in 1917.
      After his war service he went to Guatemala and raised pineapples, then migrated to Los Angeles, where he speculated in real estate.
      A few jobs as a film extra came his way beginning in 1923, then some work as a stuntman.
      He eventually achieved speaking roles, going from bit parts to substantial supporting parts in scores of features and short subjects between 1927 and 1938. In 1936 his role in Come and Get It (1936) won him the very first Best Supporting Actor Academy Award. He would win it twice more in the decade, and be nominated for a fourth. His range was enormous.
      He could play sophisticated businessmen, con artists, local yokels,
      cowhands and military officers with apparent equal ease.
      An accident in 1932 cost him most of his teeth, and he most often was seen in eccentric rural parts,
      often playing characters much older than his actual age.
      His career never really declined, and in the 1950s he became an even more endearing and familiar figure in several television series,
      most famously "The Real McCoys" (1957). He died in 1974 of emphysema, a beloved figure in movies and TV,
      the target of countless comic impressionists, and one of the best and most prolific actors of his time.
      Jim Beaver

      Mini Biography-2
      from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
      Walter Brennan was still in his 30s when he began playing crotchety old men onscreen, and he did it better than just about anyone else. At that time his wiry frame, thinning hair, lost teeth, and weary expression made him look much older than he really was, which may have hurt his vanity but stood him in good stead with movie producers. While studying engineering in college, Brennan caught the acting bug and toured with small vaudeville troupes prior to serving a hitch in the armed services during World War 1. He went to Hollywood in the mid-1920s and entered pictures as an extra; within a few years he was playing bits (in films like 1930's The King of Jazz 1935's The Bride of Frankenstein and even The ThreeStooges' 1934 short-subject Woman Haters but he eventually graduated to supporting roles. The first actor to win three Academy Awards-for Come and Get It (1936), Kentucky (1938), and The Westerner (1940, in a particularly vivid performance as mercurial Judge Roy Bean)-Brennan displayed his range in dozens of roles, most effectively in Westerns. He supported John Wayne in Red River (1948) and Rio Bravo (1959), and made a memorable Ike Clanton in My Darling Clementine (1946). Among his more than 100 feature films: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938), The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939), Sergeant York (1941, another Oscar nomination), Meet John Doe (1941), The Pride of the Yankees (1942), To Have and Have Not (1944), Task Force (1949), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), Come Next Spring (1956), How the West Was Won (1962), Those Calloways (1965), and The GnomeMobile (1967). With an impressive body of film work behind him, Brennan starred in three TV series, "The Real McCoys" (which ran six seasons), "Tycoon," and "The Guns of Will Sonnett." He even had a hit record in later years, the spoken/sung "Old Rivers," which led to several albums of similar material.
      Copyright © 1994 Leonard Maltin, used by arrangement with Signet, a division of Penguin Putnam, Inc.

      Filmography

      Actor
      1. Smoke in the Wind (1975) .... H. P. Kingman
      2. Home for the Holidays (1972) (TV) .... Benjamin Morgan
      ... aka Deadly Desires
      3. Two for the Money (1972/I) (TV) .... Cody Guilford
      4. "To Rome with Love" (1969) TV Series .... Andy Pruitt (1970-71)
      5. The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again (1970) (TV) .... Nash Crawford
      6. The Young Country (1970) (TV) .... Sheriff Matt Fenley
      7. The Over-the-Hill Gang (1969) (TV) .... Nash Crawford
      8. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) .... Pa Danby
      9. The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968) .... Renssaeler Bower
      10. "The Guns of Will Sonnett" (1967) TV Series .... Will Sonnett (1967-1969)
      11. Who's Minding the Mint? (1967) .... Pop Gillis
      12. The Gnome-Mobile (1967) .... D.J. Mulrooney/Knobby
      13. The Oscar (1966) .... Orrin C. Quentin
      14. Those Calloways (1965) .... Alf Simes
      15. "The Tycoon" (1964) TV Series .... Walter Andrews (1964-65)
      16. How the West Was Won (1962) .... Col. Jeb Hawkins
      17. Shoot Out at Big Sag (1962) .... 'Preacher' Hawker
      18. Rio Bravo (1959) .... Stumpy
      19. "The Real McCoys" (1957) TV Series .... Grandpa Amos McCoy
      ... aka The McCoys
      20. God Is My Partner (1957) .... Doctor Charles Grayson
      21. Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) .... Tammy's Grandpa
      ... aka Tammy (UK)
      ... aka Tammy and the Bachelor (UK)
      22. The Way to the Gold (1957) .... Uncle George
      23. The Proud Ones (1956) .... Jake, Deputy Jailer
      24. Good-bye, My Lady (1956) .... Uncle Jesse Jackson
      ... aka Goodbye, My Lady (USA: cable TV title)
      ... aka The Boy and the Laughing Dog (USA: reissue title)
      25. Come Next Spring (1956) .... Jeffrey Storys
      26. Glory (1956) .... Ned Otis
      27. At Gunpoint (1955) .... Doc Lacy
      ... aka Gunpoint! (UK)
      28. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) .... Doc T.R. Velie Jr.
      29. Man On a Bus (1955)
      30. Four Guns to the Border (1954) .... Simon Bhumer
      ... aka Shadow Valley (USA)
      31. The Far Country (1954) .... Ben Tatum (Jeff's partner)
      32. Drums Across the River (1954) .... Sam Brannon
      33. Sea of Lost Ships (1954) .... C.P.O 'Chief' O'Malley
      34. Lure of the Wilderness (1952) .... Jim Harper
      35. We're Not Married! (1952) (uncredited) .... Rural suitor (deleted sequence)
      36. Return of the Texan (1952) .... Firth Crockett
      37. The Wild Blue Yonder (1951) .... Maj. Gen. Wolfe
      ... aka Thunder Across the Pacific (UK)
      38. Best of the Badmen (1951) .... 'Doc' Butcher
      39. Along the Great Divide (1951) .... Tim 'Pop' Keith
      ... aka The Travelers (USA)
      40. Surrender (1950) .... Sheriff Bill Howard
      41. The Showdown (1950) .... Cap MacKellar
      42. Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950) .... Rimrock
      ... aka Take the Stage (UK)
      43. A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950) .... Terence Sweeny
      44. Singing Guns (1950) .... Dr. Jonathan Mark
      45. Task Force (1949) .... Pete Richard
      46. Brimstone (1949) .... Brimstone 'Pop' Courteen
      47. The Green Promise (1949) .... Mr. Matthews
      ... aka Raging Waters (UK)
      48. Blood on the Moon (1948) .... Kris Barden
      49. Red River (1948) .... 'Groot' Nadine
      50. Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948) .... Tony Maule
      ... aka Summer Lightning (UK)
      51. Driftwood (1947) .... Murph
      52. My Darling Clementine (1946) .... Old Man Clanton
      ... aka John Ford's My Darling Clementine (USA: complete title)
      53. Nobody Lives Forever (1946) .... Pop Gruber
      54. Centennial Summer (1946) .... Jesse Rogers
      55. A Stolen Life (1946) .... Eben Folger
      56. Dakota (1945) .... Capt. Bounce of the Riverbird
      57. The Princess and the Pirate (1944) .... Featherhead
      58. To Have and Have Not (1944) .... Eddie
      59. Home in Indiana (1944) .... J. F. 'Thunder' Bolt
      60. The North Star (1943) .... Karp
      ... aka Armored Attack (USA: recut version)
      61. The Last Will and Testament of Tom Smith (1943) .... George, Mailman
      ... aka War Information Film No. 76
      62. Slightly Dangerous (1943) .... Cornelius Burden
      63. Hangmen Also Die (1943) .... Prof. Stephen Novotny
      ... aka Hangmen Also Die! (UK)
      ... aka Lest We Forget
      64. Stand by for Action (1942) .... Chief Yeoman Henry Johnson
      ... aka Cargo of Innocents (UK)
      65. The Pride of the Yankees (1942) .... Sam Blake
      66. Rise and Shine (1941) .... Grandpa
      67. Swamp Water (1941) .... Tom Keefer
      ... aka The Man Who Came Back (UK)
      68. Sergeant York (1941) .... Pastor Rosier Pile
      69. Meet John Doe (1941) .... The Colonel
      ... aka Frank Capra's 'Meet John Doe' (USA: complete title)
      ... aka John Doe, Dynamite (UK)
      70. This Woman Is Mine (1941) .... Captain Jonathan Thorne
      ... aka Fury at Sea (USA: reissue title)
      71. Nice Girl? (1941) .... Hector Titus
      72. The Westerner (1940) .... Judge Roy Bean
      73. Maryland (1940) .... William Stewart
      74. Northwest Passage (1940) .... Hunk Marriner
      75. Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President (1939) .... Jim
      76. Stanley and Livingstone (1939) .... Jeff Slocum
      77. They Shall Have Music (1939) .... Prof. Lawson
      ... aka Melody of Youth (UK)
      ... aka Ragged Angels (USA: reissue title)
      78. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) .... Walter Ash
      79. Kentucky (1938) .... Peter Goodwin
      80. The Cowboy and the Lady (1938) .... Sugar
      81. Mother Carey's Chickens (1938) .... Mr. Ossian Popham
      82. The Texans (1938) .... Ranch foreman
      83. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) .... Muff Potter
      84. The Buccaneer (1938) .... Ezra Peavey
      85. Wild and Woolly (1937) .... Gramp Flynn
      86. Affairs of Cappy Ricks (1937) .... Cappy Ricks
      87. When Love Is Young (1937) .... Uncle Hugo
      88. She's Dangerous (1937) .... Ote O'Leary
      ... aka Blonde Dynamite
      89. Banjo on My Knee (1936) .... Newt Holley
      90. Come and Get It (1936) .... Swan Bostrom
      ... aka Roaring Timbers (USA: reissue title)
      91. Fury (1936) .... 'Bugs' Meyers
      92. The Moon's Our Home (1936) .... Lem
      93. These Three (1936) .... Taxi driver
      94. Three Godfathers (1936) .... Sam 'Gus' Barton
      ... aka Miracle in the Sand (USA: TV title)
      95. Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935) .... Station Agent
      96. Metropolitan (1935) .... Grandpa
      97. Barbary Coast (1935) .... Old Atrocity
      ... aka Port of Wickedness (USA: reissue title)
      98. We're in the Money (1935) (uncredited) .... Wedding Witness
      99. Alice Adams (1935) (scenes deleted)
      ... aka Booth Tarkington's Alice Adams (USA: complete title)
      100. The Perfect Tribute (1935) (uncredited) .... Stone Cutter
      101. Welcome Home (1935) (uncredited) .... Walter
      102. Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) .... 'Legs' Garnett
      ... aka The Memory Expert (UK)
      103. Lady Tubbs (1935) (uncredited) .... Joseph
      ... aka The Gay Lady (UK)
      104. Spring Tonic (1935) (uncredited)
      105. Party Wire (1935) (uncredited) .... Paul
      106. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (uncredited) .... Neighbor
      ... aka The Bride of Frankenstein (USA: poster title)
      107. West Point of the Air (1935) (uncredited) .... Soldier at Kelly's Wreckage
      108. The Wedding Night (1935) .... Jenkins
      109. Hunger Pains (1935) .... Secretary to Sylvester J. Sutton Sr.
      110. Restless Knights (1935) (uncredited) .... Father
      111. Law Beyond the Range (1935) .... Abner (Pete in credits)
      112. Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)
      ... aka Charles Dickens' 'Mystery of Edwin Drood' (USA: complete title)
      113. Northern Frontier (1935) .... Stuttering cook
      114. Brick-a-Brac (1935) .... Lem
      115. Horses' Collars (1935) (uncredited)
      116. Helldorado (1935) (uncredited) .... Pete, the Waiter
      117. Biography of a Bachelor Girl (1935) (uncredited) .... Reporter on Ship
      118. A Wicked Woman (1934) (scenes deleted) .... Slot Machine Man
      119. The Painted Veil (1934) (scenes deleted)
      120. Prescott Kid (1934) .... Zeke (Stage Driver)
      121. Cheating Cheaters (1934) (uncredited)
      122. There's Always Tomorrow (1934) (uncredited)
      ... aka Too Late for Love
      123. Tailspin Tommy (1934) (uncredited) .... Intern [Ch. 8]
      124. Gridiron Flash (1934) (uncredited) .... Diner Proprietor
      ... aka Luck of the Game (UK)
      125. Great Expectations (1934) (uncredited) .... Prisoner on Ship
      126. Death on the Diamond (1934) (uncredited) .... Hot dog vendor
      127. Whom the Gods Destroy (1934) (uncredited) .... Clifford
      128. Murder in the Private Car (1934) (uncredited) .... Switchman
      ... aka Murder on the Runaway Train (UK)
      129. The Life of Vergie Winters (1934) (uncredited) .... Roscoe, a Gossiper
      130. Half a Sinner (1934) .... Radio announcer
      131. Woman Haters (1934) (uncredited) .... Train conductor
      132. Fishing for Trouble (1934)
      133. I'll Tell the World (1934)
      134. Uncertain Lady (1934)
      135. Riptide (1934) (uncredited) .... Chauffeur
      136. Good Dame (1934) (uncredited) .... Elmer Spicer
      ... aka Good Girl (UK)
      137. George White's Scandals (1934) (uncredited)
      138. The Crosby Case (1934) (uncredited) .... Ship's Messenger
      ... aka The Crosby Murder Case (UK)
      139. The Poor Rich (1934) (uncredited) .... Dr. Johnson the Coroner
      140. Radio Dough (1934)
      141. Paradise Valley (1934) .... Farmer Hiram
      142. You Can't Buy Everything (1934) (uncredited) .... Train vendor
      143. Cross Country Cruise (1934) (uncredited) .... Niagara Falls Boatman
      144. Fugitive Lovers (1934) (uncredited) .... Second Bus Driver
      145. Beloved (1934/I) .... Stuttering Boarder
      146. King for a Night (1933) (uncredited) .... Soda Jerk
      147. From Headquarters (1933) (uncredited)
      148. The Invisible Man (1933) (uncredited) .... Bicycle owner
      149. My Woman (1933) (uncredited)
      150. Curtain at Eight (1933) (uncredited) .... Bit Role
      151. Saturday's Millions (1933) (uncredited) .... Reporter
      152. Golden Harvest (1933) (uncredited)
      153. Sensation Hunters (1933) .... Stuttering Waiter
      154. One Year Later (1933) .... Yokel
      155. Sing, Sinner, Sing (1933)
      ... aka Clip Joint (USA)
      156. Baby Face (1933) (scenes deleted)
      157. Strange People (1933) .... Radio Repairman
      158. The Phantom of the Air (1933/I) .... 'Skid'
      159. Lilly Turner (1933) (scenes deleted)
      160. The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933) (uncredited) .... Bit Part
      161. The Big Cage (1933) (uncredited) .... Ticket Taker
      162. The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble (1933) (uncredited) .... Bit Role
      163. Rustlers' Roundup (1933) (uncredited) .... Walt
      164. Girl Missing (1933) (uncredited) .... Joe, Garage Attendant
      165. Silent Men (1933) .... 'Cyote' Carter (replaced by Syd Saylor)
      166. Goldie Gets Along (1933) .... Stuttering Waiter
      167. Parachute Jumper (1933) (uncredited) .... Counterman at Jewel Diner
      168. Man of Action (1933) .... Cashier Summers
      169. Manhattan Tower (1932) (uncredited) .... Mechanic
      170. Afraid to Talk (1932) (uncredited) .... Sign carrier
      ... aka Merry-Go-Round (USA: new title)
      171. Strange Justice (1932) (uncredited)
      172. Once in a Lifetime (1932) (uncredited) .... Lighting Technician
      173. The All-American (1932)
      ... aka Sport of a Nation (UK)
      174. The Fourth Horseman (1932) (uncredited) .... Town Drunk
      175. Fighting for Justice (1932) (uncredited) .... Blackie Fletcher
      176. Iceman's Ball (1932) .... Officer Dugan
      177. Cornered (1932) (uncredited) .... Court Bailiff
      178. Miss Pinkerton (1932) (uncredited) .... Police Dispatcher
      179. Speed Madness (1932) (uncredited) .... Joe
      180. Hello Trouble (1932) (uncredited) .... A Texas Ranger
      181. Two-Fisted Law (1932) .... Deputy Sheriff Bendix
      182. Scandal for Sale (1932) (uncredited)
      ... aka Ambition
      183. The Airmail Mystery (1932) .... Holly
      184. Impatient Maiden (1932) (uncredited) .... Cigar Stand Proprietor
      185. Law and Order (1932) (uncredited) .... Lanky Smith (saloon swamper)
      ... aka Guns A'Blazing (USA: reissue title)
      186. Texas Cyclone (1932) .... Sheriff Lew Collins
      187. A House Divided (1931) .... Musician
      188. Scratch-As-Catch-Can (1931)
      189. Neck and Neck (1931) .... Hector
      190. Is There Justice? (1931)
      191. Dancing Dynamite (1931) .... Undetermined Role
      192. Honeymoon Lane (1931) .... Driver
      193. Heroes of the Flames (1931) (uncredited) .... Bit Part in Chapter Twelve
      194. Many a Slip (1931) (uncredited)
      195. Hello Russia (1931)
      196. Ooh La-La (1930)
      197. See America Thirst (1930) (uncredited) .... Spumoni Bodyguard
      198. Parlez Vous (1930)
      199. Little Accident (1930) (uncredited)
      200. Captain of the Guard (1930) (uncredited) .... Peasant
      201. Dames Ahoy (1930) (uncredited) .... Side Show Barker
      202. The Shannons of Broadway (1929) .... Hez
      203. The Long, Long Trail (1929) .... 'Skinny'' Rawlins
      204. The Last Performance (1929) (uncredited) .... Clown
      ... aka The Last Call (UK)
      205. One Hysterical Night (1929) .... Paul Revere
      206. Flying High (1929) (uncredited) .... Kidnapper
      207. The Lariat Kid (1929) .... Pat O'Shea
      208. Smilin' Guns (1929) .... Ranch Foreman
      209. The Cohens and Kellys in Atlantic City (1929) (uncredited) .... Bit at Police Station
      210. Silks and Saddles (1929) (uncredited) .... Undetermined Role
      ... aka Thoroughbreds (UK)
      211. The Racket (1928) (uncredited) .... Man on Street in Front of Barber Shop
      212. Hot Heels (1928)
      213. The Ballyhoo Buster (1928)
      214. Blake of Scotland Yard (1927) (uncredited) .... Henchman
      215. The Ridin' Rowdy (1927)
      216. Tearin' Into Trouble (1927) .... Billy Martin
      217. Sensation Seekers (1927) (uncredited) .... Below Deck Yacht Crewman
      218. Flashing Oars (1927) (uncredited) .... Bit Role
      219. The Collegians (1926) (uncredited) .... Various Roles in Individual Episodes
      220. The Ice Flood (1926) (uncredited)
      221. Watch Your Wife (1926)
      222. Webs of Steel (1925) (uncredited)
      223. Lorraine of the Lions (1925) (uncredited)

      Himself
      1. Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Plays Golf (1955) .... Himself
      2. Light's Diamond Jubilee (1954) (TV) .... Himself
      3. The 26th Annual Academy Awards (1954) (TV) .... Himself - Presenter: Best Supporting Actress
      4. The King of Jazz (1930) .... Himself

      Archive Footage
      1. The Real McCoys Reunion (2000) (TV) .... Himself/Grandpa Amos McCoy
      2. Classe américaine, La (1993) .... Stumpy
      3. Gunfighters of the Old West (1992) (V) (uncredited) .... Clanton
      4. Land of Liberty (1939)

      Notable TV Guest Appearances
      1. "This Is Your Life" playing "Himself" in episode: "Richard Crenna" 23 February 1972
      2. "Alias Smith and Jones" playing "Silky O'Sullivan" in episode: "Don't Get Mad, Get Even" (episode # 2.21) 17 February 1972
      3. "Disneyland" playing "Renssaeler Bower" in episode: "The Family Band: Part 2" (episode # 18.12) 30 January 1972
      4. "Disneyland" playing "Renssaeler Bower" in episode: "The Family Band: Part 1" (episode # 18.11) 23 January 1972
      5. "Alias Smith and Jones" playing "Gantry" in episode: "21 Days to Tenstrike" (episode # 2.15) 6 January 1972
      6. "Alias Smith and Jones" playing "Silky O'Sullivan" in episode: "The Day They Hanged Kid Curry" (episode # 2.1) 16 September 1971
      7. "Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters" playing "Himself" 24 October 1969
      8. "Disneyland" playing "Alf Simes" in episode: "Those Calloways: Part 3" (episode # 15.15) 26 January 1969
      9. "Disneyland" playing "Alf Simes" in episode: "Those Calloways: Part 2" (episode # 15.14) 19 January 1969
      10. "Disneyland" playing "Alf Simes" in episode: "Those Calloways: Part 1" (episode # 15.13) 12 January 1969
      11. "What's My Line?" playing "Mystery Guest" 21 August 1966
      12. "What's My Line?" playing "Himself - Mystery Guest" 22 November 1959
      13. "Colgate Theatre" playing "Mr. Tutt" in episode: "Mr. Tutt" 10 September 1958
      14. "Wide Wide World" playing "Himself" in episode: "The Western" 1958
      15. "Zane Grey Theater" playing "Sheriff Larson" in episode: "Ride a Lonely Trail" (episode # 2.5) 2 November 1957
      16. "What's My Line?" playing "Mystery Guest" 12 May 1957
      17. "The Ford Television Theatre" playing "Duffy" in episode: "Duffy's Man" (episode # 5.12) 19 December 1956
      18. "Zane Grey Theater" playing "Joe" in episode: "Vengeance Canyon" (episode # 1.9) 30 November 1956
      19. "Cavalcade of America" in episode: "Women's Work" (episode # 5.9) 20 November 1956
      20. "Ethel Barrymore Theater" in episode: "The Gentle Years" (episode # 1.2) 28 September 1956
      21. "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" in episode: "The Happy Sun" (episode # 5.41) 13 July 1956
      22. "Screen Directors Playhouse" playing "Grandpa Atkins" in episode: "The Bush Roper" (episode # 1.8) 23 November 1955
      23. "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" in episode: "Mr. Ears" (episode # 4.31) 8 April 1955
      24. "This Is Your Life" playing "Himself" in episode: "Walter Brennan" 30 March 1955
      25. "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" in episode: "Lucky Thirteen" (episode # 3.11) 13 November 1953
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Walter Brennan, made 7 films,
      and 1 John Ford TV special involving Duke,
      In Baby Face his scenes were deleted.

      How the West Was Won (1962) .... Col. Jeb Hawkins - (but not in the same scenes)
      Rio Bravo (1959) .... Stumpy
      "Wide Wide World" -"The Western" (1958)...."Himself"
      Red River (1948) .... 'Groot' Nadine
      Dakota (1945) .... Capt. Bounce of the Riverbird
      Baby Face (1933) (scenes deleted)
      Two-Fisted Law (1932) .... Deputy Sheriff Bendix
      Texas Cyclone (1932) .... Sheriff Lew Collins

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      Apparently during the making of Red River , Hawks asked
      Walter, to teach Duke, how to walk like a tottering old man.
      However Duke declined, as he had decided that Tom Dunson,
      should be upright, and descisive.
      Walter, also taught Montgomey Clift how to roll a cigarette, using Bill Durham tobacco, a 'skill' that he was to use in the picture!

      riostumpy.jpg

      The original cut, ran too long, so Hawks, asked John Ford to take a look at it,
      Ford, suggested to Hawks, that Walter narrate the story,
      which would tighten the action,
      Walter Brennan commented,
      When I see a good western....I just sit there.I was thrilled with [b]Red River, because I believed in it, Wayne was so good, I believed in him.[/b]
      wb2.jpg

      Here is a link, to the previous thread relating to Walter Brennan:-
      Walter Brennan
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • What a character! He was a great actor and I only know that no one will ever replace good ole Walt. Good info, you guys!
      Cheers B)


      "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"
      - John Wayne quote
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Walter Brennan

      I came across this interesting fact about Walter

      Brennan had already worked in vaudeville when he enlisted at age 22 to serve in World War I. He served in an artillery unit and although he got through the war without being wounded, his exposure to poison gas ruined his vocal chords, leaving him with the high-pitched voice texture that made him a natural for old man roles while still in his thirties.

      The youngest I have ever seen him is Two Fisted Law were he has dark hair.
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Walter Brennan

      Hi

      Three of his best films were in roles where he was plain evil apart fom How The West Was Won, see him as Ike Clanton in My Darling Clemteme and as Judge Roy Bean opposite Gary Cooper in the 1940 picture The Westerner.

      Regards

      Arthur
      Walk Tall - Talk Low
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Walter Brennan

      We just watched How the West was Won in the past week, saw ol' Walter in My Darling Clementine about a year ago, and now we'll have to see him as a bad guy in The Westerner, as we haven't seen that one yet. Although we always like to think of Walter Brennan as a good guy, it's interesting to see him in other roles.

      Chester :newyear:
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Walter Brennan

      ColeThornton

      Brennan was superb in The Westerner where he acted Gary Cooper off the screen. I recently saw him in To Have and Have Not which is still quite a good film, though clearly patterned after Casablanca.


      Hi Cole,

      For the benefit of continuity,
      we now have a dedicated thread re:- Walter,
      I have copied your post here,

      Here is the link, to the previous thread relating to Walter Brennan:-

      Walter Brennan
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Walter Brennan

      Keith,

      Thanks for bringing up the link to Walter Brennan's page.

      As I reread it, I noticed something I hadn't seen before, that he owned property in Joseph, Oregon. Having followed John Wayne's activities in OR, this new (to me) tidbit was interesting. Unfortunately, Joseph is on the other side of the state from where my property is located.

      I did email the current owners of the Indian Lodge Motel, to see if they have any information about Walter Brennan's ownership of it in years past.

      There is one Brennan listed in Joseph, who I plan on calling, to see if there is a connection.

      Chester :newyear:
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Walter Brennan

      Does anyone remember his singing? I remember one in particular: "Old Man River." My mother had at least one of his albums - which wound up being used as a frisbee by my sister and older brothers. The same thing happened to her Elvis collection.