As a child, I remember Walter Brennen in many Disney movies, and as an old cowboy in westerns that my father would watch. Once I became fascinated with cinema and the older movies I realized that Walter Brennen was much more than just an old TV star and Disney actor. In the late 1920’s through the 40’s Walter Brennen was the most prolific character actor of his day, maybe ever.
In 1937 & 1939 he won Oscars for his Supporting roles in Come and Get It and Kentucky. He won again in 1941 and was nominated a 4th time in 1942. Brennen was the ultimate character actor, playing just about any role imaginable. His role in Kentucky is unforgettable. A dedicated actor and from all accounts, just a good guy all around, actors like Walter Brennen are hard to come by today.