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Birth Name: Walter Brennan
Born: 07/25/1894
Birth Place: Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
Death Place: Oxnard, California, USA
Died: 09/21/1974

Born July 25, 1894 in Lynn, MA, Walter Andrew Brennan was the second of three children by engineer William John Brennan and his wife, Margaret. As a boy, he studied engineering at Rindge Technical High School in Cambridge, MA, but fell in love with acting after appearing in several school plays. After graduation, Brennan worked in vaudeville while holding down various odd jobs until 1917, when he enlisted to serve in World War I. While there, he suffered an injury to his vocal chords from exposure to mustard gas that left him with his screen trademark: a distinctively reedy, high-pitched voice that became a favorite for celebrity impersonators for decades. Following his discharge, Brennan ra... Continue Bio >>


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