Walter Brennan

Walter Brennan
Los Angeles Times


Walter Brennan
Film: North side of the 6500 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born July 25, 1894 in Swampscott, MA
Died Sept. 21, 1974 of emphysema in Oxnard, CA

Walter Brennan was one of Hollywood's most renowned character actors for more than 50 years.

He won Academy Awards for best supporting actor in 1936 for "Come and Get It" and in 1938 for "Kentucky." His best known role was that of Judge Roy Bean in "The Westerner," for which he won his third Oscar.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1936 Best Supporting Actor Come and Get It Win
    1938 Best Supporting Actor Kentucky Win
    1940 Best Supporting Actor The Westerner Win
    1941 Best Supporting Actor Sergeant York Nomination

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