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Walter Brennan is easily one of the best character actors of all-time! Want to know the best Walter Brennan movies? How about the worst Walter Brennan movies? Need to know which Walter Brennan movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which got the worst reviews? Well you have come to the right place…. Brennan specialized in playing cantankerous old men. His IMDb page shows acting credits from
He was A three-time Academy Award winner, Mr. Brennan succumbed at p. He had entered the hospital July 25, his 80 th birthday, and his condition had worsened steadily since then. For the last two weeks it had been listed as poor, according to a hospital spokesman. The career that was to make Mr. Brennan was born July 25, , in Swampscott, Mass.
Brennan was born in Lynn, Massachusetts , less than two miles from his family's home in Swampscott, Massachusetts. His father was an engineer and inventor, and young Brennan also studied engineering at Rindge Technical High School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. While in school, Brennan became interested in acting. He began to perform in vaudeville at the age of While working as a bank clerk, he enlisted in the U. After the war, he worked as a financial reporter for a newspaper in Boston.
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He was the only performer to win three Academy Awards for best supporting actor. During his lifetime Brennan offered so many different versions of his early years that it is virtually impossible to separate fact from fancy. He may have left home—which was in Swampscott, Massachusetts—at age 11, or perhaps he remained there until he graduated from high school. He may have trained to be an engineer like his father, but whether he attended college for this purpose is open to speculation. It is very likely that he worked as a lumberjack, ditchdigger, bank messenger, and vaudeville performer.