Walter Brooke

Walter Brooke

Birth
New York, USA
Death 20 Aug 1986 (aged 71)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 54402898 · View Source
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American Actor. Walter Brooke will be forever immortalized as the actor who uttered the word "Plastics" to Dustin Hoffman in "The Graduate" in 1968. He began his long acting career on Broadway in a 1940 production of "Romeo and Juliet", playing the Chief Officer of the Town. The production starred Lawrence Olivier as Romeo and Vivien Leigh as Juliet. The play was written by William Shakespeare. It was an auspicious beginning. Over the next 40 years, Walter Brooke played over 200 parts in the movies, television, and on the Broadway stage. He played Bill Herbert on "One Man's Family" (1950-1952). He was seen on many popular television shows, including Armstrong Circle Theater, Kraft Theater, Gunsmoke, the Twilight Zone, The Paper Chase, and the Mary Tyler Moore Show; his last known acting role was in "Hardcastle and McCormick" in 1986. His was a well-recognized face, but like many character actors, his name was not always remembered.

His cause of death: Emphysema


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  • Created by: MockingbirdTales
  • Added: 2 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54402898
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Brooke (13 Oct 1914–20 Aug 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54402898, ; Maintained by MockingbirdTales (contributor 46817308) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.