Walter Brooke

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Walter Brooke
Born (1914-10-23)October 23, 1914
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died August 20, 1986(1986-08-20) (aged 71)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1941–1986
Spouse(s) Yvonne Brooke (?-1986) (his death) (2 children)

Walter Brooke (October 23, 1914 – August 20, 1986) was an American actor. Brooke is best known for playing Mr. McGuire in the 1967 hit film The Graduate,[1] where his character famously said "Plastics".

He is also remembered for playing district attorney Frank Scanlon in the television series The Green Hornet.[2] 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. Brooke appeared on stage in the 1957 production of Hide and Seek at the Shubert Theatre in Washington, D.C.[citation needed]

Walter Brooke died from emphysema on August 20, 1986, aged 71. He was survived by his spouse Yvonne Brooke, and a son and a daughter.[3]



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