Monday, October 13, 2014

Remembering Walter Brooke

Walter Brooke (pictured second from the left in suit with no hat) was born on October 13, 1914 in New York City, New York. Brooke began his acting career on stage and appeared in such productions as Hide and Seek at the Shubert Theatre in Washington, D.C. in 1957. He is best remembered for playing Mr. McGuire in “The Graduate” (1967), where he said his famous line, "Plastics".
He is also remembered for playing district attorney Frank Scanlon in the television series ‘The Green Hornet’. Brooke also played several Naval officers a few times in the series ‘McHale's Navy’ and an unnamed District Attorney in two episodes of Perry Mason: "The Case of the Floating Stones" in 1963, and "The Case of the Wrathful Wraith" in 1965. His only Euro-western appearance was as Luther Harris in “Lawman” (1971) with Burt Lancaster.
Walter Brooke died from emphysema on August 20, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, aged 71.
Today we remember Walter Brooke on what would have been his 100th birthday.

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