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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, and the only male or female actor to win three awards in the supporting actor category. 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 3,589,690 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Walter Brennan is the 883rd most popular actor (down from 679th in 2019), the 1,607th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,236th in 2019) and the 430th 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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  • 48

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Among actors, Walter Brennan ranks 883 out of 9,996Before him are Lou Ferrigno, Robert Patrick, Ljubiša Samardžić, River Phoenix, Chadwick Boseman, and Elsa Martinelli. After him are Emilio Estevez, Chris Cooper, Hildegard Knef, Anita Pallenberg, Hilary Swank, and Don Ameche.

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Among people born in 1894, Walter Brennan ranks 58Before him are Ernst Lindemann, V. V. Giri, Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, Bessie Smith, André Kertész, and Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. After him are Anton Mussert, Dimitri Tiomkin, Walter Warlimont, Hans Langsdorff, Friedrich Ebert Jr., and Wilhelm Schepmann. Among people deceased in 1974, Walter Brennan ranks 39Before him are Marcel Pagnol, Cass Elliot, Patrick Blackett, Anatole Litvak, Franz Jonas, and Frank Martin. After him are Agnes Moorehead, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, James J. Braddock, René Spitz, Creighton Abrams, and Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walter Brennan ranks 1,607 out of 18,182Before him are Elijah Muhammad (1897), Lou Ferrigno (1951), Robert Patrick (1958), Frank Drake (1930), River Phoenix (1970), and Chadwick Boseman (1977). After him are Emilio Estevez (1962), Chris Cooper (1951), Martha Nussbaum (1947), Edward Charles Pickering (1846), Thomas Schelling (1921), and Albert R. Broccoli (1909).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Walter Brennan ranks 430Before him are Macaulay Culkin (1980), Ralph Bellamy (1904), Lou Ferrigno (1951), Robert Patrick (1958), River Phoenix (1970), and Chadwick Boseman (1977). After him are Emilio Estevez (1962), Chris Cooper (1951), Hilary Swank (1974), Don Ameche (1908), Jack Black (1969), and Norman Reedus (1969).

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