Walter Brennan

Walter Brennan2Born: 25 July 1894
Died: 21 September 1974










Academy Award winning actor Walter Brennan was born on this day in 1894.

Before acting Brennan had made a fortune in the real estate market but the Great Depression of the 1930s  wiped this out. With nothing left he turned to acting and began his career by taking bit parts and uncredited roles in films including The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

As his talent and fame grew he found himself with more high profile roles and received his first Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for the role of Swan Bostrom in Come and Get It (1936).

His next big success was the role of the elderly Peter Goodwin in Kentucky (1938), a role which won him his second Best Supporting Actor award and this was followed by a third award for The Westerner (1940). The role of Pastor Rosier Pile in Sergeant York (1941) earned him a fourth Best Supporting Actor nomination.

Other films that he is known for include Swamp Water (1941), Pride of the Yankees (1942), To Have and Have Not (1944), My Darling Clementine (1946) and How the West Was Won (1962)

Brennan became one of three men to win three Academy Awards for acting, the others being Jack Nicholson and Daniel Day-Lewis.

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