October 23, 1914|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 20, 1986
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|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, where his character famously said "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. Brooke appeared on stage in the 1957 production of Hide and Seek at the Shubert Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Walter Brooke died from emphysema on August 20, 1986, aged 71.
- NPR : The Graduate, Present at the Creation
- "Classic TV Shows – Green Hornet, Van Williams, Bruce Lee". Fifities Web. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
- The New York Times obituary (August 24, 1986)
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