Walter Brennan

1894 - 1974

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Walter Andrew Brennan (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974) was an American actor and singer. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in Come and Get It (1936), Kentucky (1938), and The Westerner (1940), making him one of only three male actors to win three Academy Awards (the other two are Jack Nicholson and Daniel Day-Lewis). Brennan was also nominated for his performance in Sergeant York (1941). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Brennan has received more than 2,925,399 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Walter Brennan is the 679th most popular actor (up from 685th in 2019), the 1,237th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,374th in 2019) and the 342nd most popular American Actor.

Walter Brennan was a character actor who was most famous for his role as the crotchety old man, Mr. Brennan, on the TV show "The Real McCoys."

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Among actors, Walter Brennan ranks 679 out of 10,030Before him are Louis Jourdan, Katina Paxinou, Michael York, John Payne, Lee Majors, and John Saxon. After him are Jennifer Jones, Dev Anand, James Garner, Jeroen Krabbé, Ryan Reynolds, and Frank Langella.

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Among people born in 1894, Walter Brennan ranks 49Before him are Kim Hyong-jik, Elisabeth of Romania, Sergey Ilyushin, Nazli Sabri, Leo Kanner, and Tivadar Soros. After him are Edogawa Ranpo, Dimitri Tiomkin, André Kertész, Bessie Smith, Lothar von Richthofen, and Kōnosuke Matsushita. Among people deceased in 1974, Walter Brennan ranks 34Before him are Zalman Shazar, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Marcel Pagnol, Nikolai Kuznetsov, Patrick Blackett, and Virginia Apgar. After him are James J. Braddock, Hilda Gadea, Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, René Spitz, Frank Martin, and Creighton Abrams.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walter Brennan ranks 1,237 out of 15,968Before him are Aaron Copland (1900), John Payne (1912), Lee Majors (1939), John Grisham (1955), Donna Leon (1942), and John Saxon (1935). After him are Stan Smith (1946), Louis Ignarro (1941), Valerie Solanas (1936), Jennifer Jones (1919), Dr. Dre (1965), and Scottie Pippen (1965).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Walter Brennan ranks 342Before him are Alyson Hannigan (1974), Barry Nelson (1917), Vera Miles (1929), John Payne (1912), Lee Majors (1939), and John Saxon (1935). After him are Jennifer Jones (1919), James Garner (1928), Frank Langella (1938), James Spader (1960), Eva Marie Saint (1924), and Ron Howard (1954).

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