A Real American Character: The Life of Walter Brennan by Carl Rollyson

By Carl Rollyson

Walter Brennan (1894�1974) used to be one of many maximum personality actors in Hollywood background. He gained 3 Academy Awards and have become a countrywide icon starring as Grandpa in The genuine McCoys. He seemed in over 200 movies and have become the topic of a Norman Rockwell portray, which celebrated the actor�s detailed function because the voice of the yank Western. His lifestyles trip from Swampscott, Massachusetts, to Hollywood, to a twelve thousand-acre farm animals ranch in Joseph, Oregon, is among the nice American stories.

In the 1st biography of this epic determine, Carl Rollyson finds Brennan�s consummate mastery of just about all types of function whereas taking part in opposed to and infrequently stealing scenes from such stars as Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, and John Wayne. Rollyson absolutely explores Brennan�s paintings with Hollywood�s maximum administrators, comparable to Howard Hawks, John Ford, and Fritz Lang. As a father and grandfather, Brennan instilled generations of his family members with an outlook at the American Dream that is still a maintaining function in their lives this day. His conservative politics, which grew out of his New England upbringing and his religious Catholicism, obtain meticulous realization and a balanced evaluate in A actual American Character.

Written with the complete cooperation of the Brennan family members and drawing on fabric in documents from each area of the us, this new biography offers an artist and family members guy who lived and breathed an American idealism that made him the true McCoy.

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