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Also Known As: Died: September 21, 1974
Born: July 25, 1894 Cause of Death: emphysema
Birth Place: Lynn, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Swampscott, Massachusetts
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After college, briefly worked as a newspaper reporter in Boston
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Held various jobs from ditch digger to bank clerk
1914:
Enlisted in Army during WWI; promoted to colonel; served in France with the 26th Division; fell victim to poison gas attack which permanently affected his vocal chords; mustered out in 1919
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After military service, moved to California
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Worked as a real estate agent; bought pineapple plantations in Guatemela and California; made first fortune
1923:
First film appearances as extra and stuntman at Universal (date approximate)
1927:
Landed first film role in "Tearin' Into Trouble"
1932:
Accident while working as a stuntman knocked out front teeth and had decisive impact on career giving him a great asset, false teeth which he removed or restored from part to part
1935:
Meaty supporting role in "The Wedding Night" assured him a full-time movie career; originally had been cast in smaller role but producer Samuel Goldwyn was impressed enough to cast him in bigger part; also marked first screen collaboration with actor Gary Cooper
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Signed to contract with Goldwyn
1936:
Received first Oscar Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (initial presentation of award in this category) for Wyler and Hawks' "Come and Get It"
1938:
Earned second supporting actor Oscar for David Butler's "Kentucky"
1940:
Won third supporting actor Oscar for William Wyler's "The Westerner"; played Judge Roy Bean; first performer to win more than two awards and (to date) only male performer to achieve this distinction
1941:
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in "Sergeant York"; only time nominated that he failed to win; most notable screen collaboration with Gary Cooper
1944:
Played Eddie, the rummy, in Howard Hawks' "To Have and Have Not"
1946:
Appeared in John Ford's classic "My Darling Clementine"
1948:
Had another turn for Hawks in "Red River"
1949:
Final screen appearance in support of Cooper in "Task Force"
1951:
Tormented Kirk Douglas with a song in Raoul Walsh's "Along the Great Divide"
1955:
Portrayed Ben Tatem in Anthony Mann's "The Far Country"
1955:
Played Doc in John Sturges' "Bad Day at Black Rock"
1957:
Starred as Grandpa Amos McCoy on popular TV series "The Real McCoys" (ABC, 1957-1962; CBS, 1962-1963); reportedly Brennan owned fifty percent of the series
1959:
Delivered tour de force performance as Stumpy in Hawks' "Rio Bravo", a culmination of the loyal, crabby old men he had played for over twenty years
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Portrayed chairman of the board Walter Andrews, a cantankerous millionaire, in ABC's sitcom "The Tycoon"
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Starred in title role of ABC's "The Guns of Will Sonnett"; co-star Dack Rambo played grandson Jeff

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