‘The Real McCoys’ Star Walter Brennan

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on February 24, 2008

Q Whatever happened to Walter Brennan? I loved him on The Real McCoys. What are his movies?
-Hugh Russell, Winchester, Tenn.

The versatile actor died at the age of 80 in 1974. Although best known for his role as Grandpappy Amos on the popular The Real McCoys TV series of the late 1950s, he appeared in more than 200 movies, including How the West Was Won, Rio Bravo, Sergeant York and My Darling Clementine. Brennan also had four successful singles, including the 1962 hit "Old Shep." Although many of his earlier movie roles were not credited, he later achieved great recognition, becoming the only person to ever receive three Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, in the movies The Westerner, Come and Get It and Kentucky.