Monday, September 14, 2009

Waltered States

A codger, a geezer, a coot
An ornery, hitch-stepped galoot
The comic relief
who's airing a beef
then cocking his shotgun to shoot

Not many character actors could inspire an entire week of limericks,
but not many character actors are as memorable as Walter Brennan.
Above: Brennan as "Stumpy" in Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks, 1959);
Below: Brennan's credit in Meet John Doe (Frank Capra, 1941)

1 comment:

Norm Knott said...

Who doesn't love old Walter Brennan?
Known most for his limpin' and grinnin'
This guy you'd call "Pops"
had great acting chops
Three Oscars he was busy winnin'