Judge Roy Bean, Old Man Clanton and Amos McCoy. Walter Brennan played them all. The Westerner, My Darling Clementine, The Real McCoys are just a few of the nearly 240 roles Walter appeared in. He had roles in over 50 Westerns. Some of those noteable pictures included Red River and Rio Bravo when he starred with John Wayne. Who can ever forget the "Grumpy" cook on that trail drive in Red River?. Or that "gimp" that Stumpy had in Rio Bravo plus he had a helluva arm when it came to tossing dynamite?
Brennan won three Oscars for Supporting actor. He was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage museum in 1970. In addition to acting he was musically inclined too. His song Old River, released in 1962, topped out on the billboard charts at number 5.
Walter Brennan was born on July 25, 1894.