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Howard Hawks
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Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
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John Wayne
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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William Lundigan
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Dean Martin
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Ricky Nelson
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Walter Brennan

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Walter Brennan

American actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1894.

Countries: United States (82%), California (4%), West Virginia (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Howard Hawks, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., John Wayne

Linked to: Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Republican Party, American Independent Party

 

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Walter Brennan was born in 1894 add something


1920

During the 1920s, he became involved in the real estate market, where he made a fortune add something


1929

Finding himself broke, he began taking extra parts in 1929 and bit parts in as many films as he could, including "The Invisible Man" , the Three Stooges short "Woman Haters" , and "Bride of Frankenstein" , and worked as a stunt man add something


1930

In the 1930s, he began appearing in higher-quality films and received more substantial roles as his talent was recognized add something

 

Willie Best - Walter Brennan, for example, made 125 movies between 1930 and 1939, but was credited on only 57 of them


1932

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 add something


1936

Howard Hawks - Crea, Frances Farmer and Walter Brennan.

 

Helen Westley - In 1936 she played in "Banjo on My Knee" with Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Brennan and Buddy Ebsen


1940

Doris Davenport - In 1940, he gave a lead role to Davenport in the film "The Westerner", starring opposite Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan


1942

The Pride of the Yankees - "'The Pride of the Yankees"' is a 1942 American film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, and Walter Brennan


1944

Howard Hawks - To Have and Have Not, made in 1944, stars Bogart, Bacall and Walter Brennan and is based on a short story by Ernest Hemingway.


1951

Along the Great Divide - The movie stars Kirk Douglas, Virginia May 1951 o, John Agar, and Walter Brennan


1953

Prior to the launching of "The Real McCoys," Brennan appeared as himself as a musical judge in the 1953-1954 ABC series "Jukebox Jury" add something


1956

Basenji - The book was made into a movie of the same name in 1956, with a cast that included Brandon deWilde, Walter Brennan, and Sidney Poitier


1957

From 1957-1963, he starred in the television series "The Real McCoys" add something

 

The comedy about a poor West Virginia family that relocated to a farm in southern California ran on ABC from 1957 to 1962 before switching to CBS for a final season as simply "The McCoys" add something

 

On May 30, 1957, he guest starred on NBC's "The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford" add something

 

Hy Averback - He directed "The Real McCoys", the Walter Brennan sitcom which was created and produced by Irving Pincus and aired on ABC and CBS from 1957 to 1963


1958

Everett Sloane - In 1958, he played Walter Brennan's role in a remake of "To Have and Have Not" called "The Gun Runners"


1959

Howard Hawks - In 1959 Hawks re-teamed with John Wayne in Rio Bravo, starring Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson and Walter Brennan as four marshal's "defending the fort" of their local jail where a local criminal is awaiting a trial and his family attempt to break him out.

 

John Russell (actor) - Russell appeared in other motion pictures for Warner Brothers, notably as the villain in "Yellowstone Kelly" with other Warner Brothers Television contract stars as well as the Howard Hawks 1959 western, "Rio Bravo", which starred John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Walter Brennan

 

Rio Bravo (film) - "'Rio Bravo"' is a 1959 American Western film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, and Ward Bond


1960

Chubby Johnson - In the 1960s, Johnson appeared four times on CBS's "Gunsmoke" and three times on ABC's "The Guns of Will Sonnett" with Walter Brennan


1962

He made a few recordings, the most popular being "Old Rivers" about an eccentric but much-beloved farmer; it was released as a single in 1962 by Liberty Records with "The Epic Ride Of John H. Glenn" on the flip side, and peaked at number 5 in the U.S. Billboard charts add something


1963

In 1963 and 1964, Brennan joined fellow actors William Lundigan, Chill Wills, and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., in making appearances on behalf of U.S. Senator Barry M. Goldwater, the Republican nominee in the campaign against U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson add something

 

William Lundigan - In 1963 and 1964, Lundigan joined fellow actors Walter Brennan, Chill_Wills, and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., in making appearances on behalf of U.S. Senator Barry M. Goldwater, the Republican nominee in the campaign against U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson

 

Chill Wills - In 1963 and 1964, Wills joined fellow actors William Lundigan, Walter Brennan, and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., in making appearances on behalf of U.S. Senator Barry M. Goldwater, the Republican nominee in the campaign against U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson


1964

Brennan starred as wealthy executive Walter Andrews in the short-lived 1964-1965 series "The Tycoon", with Van Williams add something

 

Jerome Cowan - In 1964 and 1965, Cowan appeared as the demanding Herbert Wilson alongside Walter Brennan in the 32-episode ABC series "The Tycoon"


1966

He supported Ronald W. Reagan for governor of California in 1966 add something


1967

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 add something

 

Jason Evers - From 1967 to 1969, he appeared sporadically as James Sonnett, the missing son sought by the Walter Brennan character, Will Sonnett, in ABC's "The Guns of Will Sonnett"


1968

Brennan thereafter supported American Independent Party candidate 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 add something


1969

After the series went off the air in 1969, Brennan continued working in both television and feature films add something

 

He received top billing over Pat O'Brien in the TV-movie "The Over-the-Hill Gang" in 1969 and Fred Astaire in "The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again" the following year add something


1970

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 add something

 

In 1970, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where his photograph adorns a wall add something


Walter Brennan died in 1974 add something


2019

On June 25, 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed Walter Brennan among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire add something