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...See full bio »
1936Banjo on My Knee
(performer: "With a Banjo on My Knee" 1936, "St. Louis Blues" 1914 - uncredited, "Oh! Susanna" 1848 - uncredited, "Bridal Chorus Here Comes the Bride" 1850 - uncredited, "The Stars and Stripes Forever" 1896 - uncredited, "I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover" 1927 - uncredited, "Old Folks at Home Swanee River" 1851 - uncredited, "O Tannenbaum" - uncredited, " I Wish I Was in Dixie's Land" 1860 - uncredited, "A Hot Time in the Old Town" 1896 - uncredited)
1936Come and Get It
(performer: "The Bird on Nellie's Hat" 1906 - uncredited / "Aura Lea" 1861 - uncredited)
When I see a good western . . . I just sit there. I was thrilled with
Red River, because I believed in it, [John Wayne] was so good, I believed in him.
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In 1925 Gary Cooper befriended another young, struggling, would-be actor named Walter Brennan. At one point, they were even appearing as a team at casting offices, and although Cooper emerged in major and leading roles first, they would work together in the good years, too. Most memorably they starred in
The Westerner together...
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