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Eddie Bracken

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Also Known As: Died: November 14, 2002
Born: February 7, 1915 Cause of Death: Complications of surgery following a fall in his home
Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Baby's Day Out (1994)
Bumbling kidnappers nab an infant, quickly lose him and then must find him.
Assault at West Point (1994)
A television movie based on the true story of one of the first black cadets at West Point and the racial prejudice he encounters at the U.S. Military Academy. Johnson Whittaker is court-martialed in 1880 and expelled from West Point for allegedly staging his own assault and mutilating himself in ord
Rookie of the Year (1993)
A 12-year-old boy, desperate to impress his baseball coach, winds up breaking his arm. Once he recovers, he has the ability to throw the ball 100 miles an hour and goes on to pitch for the Chicago Cubs in the World Series.
Arthur Miller's American Clock (1993)
An adaptation of Arthur Miller''s play, "The American Clock," about the effects the Great Depression has on one middle-class family.
Oscar (1991)
Despite the bad influences that surround him, a mobster promises his dying father that he''ll go straight.
Wind in the Willows, The (1987)
An animated, musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's 1908 story, which focuses on Mr. J. Thaddeus Toad, rich, arrogant and mischievous, whose reckless nature causes problems with his neighbors in the forest. Most angered are MacBadger, Water Rat and Moley, who all vow to teach Mr. Toad a lesson.
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
The Griswold family treks cross country en route to the Wally World amusement park.
Shinbone Alley (1971) as [Voice of ] Archy
A newspaperman jumps in the river to drown himself. He reappears as a cockroach, who finds he can still type by jumping up and down on the keys of a typewriter. He is in love with Mehitabel, the office cat. He writes poetry to her, and tries to keep her on the straight and narrow. Big Bill the Alley tom cat is Mehit's heart-throb, and Archy's nemesis. She has kittens, and archy declares war in a George Herriman sequence.
Wild Wild World (1965) as Narrator
A Slight Case of Larceny (1953) as Frederick Winthrop Clopp
A garage owner taps into his rivals' gas lines.
We're Not Married! (1952) as Willie Fisher
A Justice of the Peace performed weddings a few days before his license was valid. A few years later five couples learn they have never been legally married. Annabel Norris, already Mrs. Mississippi and ready to enter the Mrs. America contest, is now free to enter the Miss Mississippi contest.
About Face (1952) as Boff Roberts
Two military school cadets discover their best friend is married.
Two Tickets to Broadway (1951) as Lew Conway
A small-town girl finds love on the road to Broadway stardom.
Summer Stock (1950) as Orville Wingait
A farmer gets sucked into show business when a theatrical troupe invades her farm.
The Girl from Jones Beach (1949) as Chuck Donovan
An artist discovers a real-life version of the perfect woman he's been drawing for years.
Ladies' Man (1947) as Henry Haskell
Henry Haskell (Eddie Bracken), owner of a hard-scrabble farm near Badger, Oklahona, thwarted in love and through with women forever, strikes oil while digging for water and becomes a millionaire. He heads for New York, with $50,000 in his pocket, to fulfill his lifelong ambition of seeing Grant's Tomb and riding the subway. Fortune-huntress Gladys Hayden (Virginia Field) moves into rooms adjoining Henry's at his swank New York hotel. He joins a large crowd on the street and suddenly finds himself being interviewed by Jean Mitchell (Virginia Wells) on a "Streets of New York" broadcast. When Henry says he is the only millionaire from Badger, Oklahoma, Jean impulsively offers to introduce him to any listener who sends in a box-top of her sponsor's face powder. Henry invites Jean to dine at the Automat and a ride home on the subway and, since he borrows nickels from her for food and the subway, she doubts he is really a millionaire. She is unaware he couldn't get change for a $100 bill. On the subway, they encounter Spike Jones and His City Slickers and, learning they are out of work, Henry gives them each $100 bills. Millions of women, clamouring for dates with Henry, send in box-tops. Jean and her uncle dream up a radio program that promises some lucky Cinderella a date with Henry each night. Jean puts on an act that makes Henry, self-vowed woman-hater, think her job is in jeopardy and he goes along. And Gladys makes strides with Henry with her phoney southern accent. When Henry learns that he has been tricked into the radio scheme, he pretends to be bankrupt...
Fun on a Weekend (1947) as Peter Porter, also known as Peterson Price Porterhouse III
Penniless strangers team up to fleece the rich.
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
Hold That Blonde (1945) as Ogden Spencer Trulow III
Ogden Spencer Trulow III (Eddie Bracken) is a wealthy kleptomaniac who turned to stealing when he was spurned by a girl. His psychoanalyst advises him to find another girl for a cure. He fastens his interest upon Sally Martin (Veronica Lake), who happens to be engaged upon helping some crooks steal a valuable necklace. Complications include two scantily attired individuals, one of them drunk, clinging to the cornice of a skyscraper and a large band of crooks in quest of the precious jewels.
Out of This World (1945) as Herbie Fenton
After struggling to become a success, Betty Miller and her all-girl orchestra finally hit pay dirt when crooner Herbie Fenton comes on board. Problems arise when Betty and her girls try to find backers to invest in Herbie and they sell 125 percent of him.
Bring on the Girls (1945) as J. Newport Bates
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) as Norval Jones
During World War II, a 4F tries to help the woman he loves cover up a surprise pregnancy.
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) as Woodrow LaFayette Pershing Truesmith
A group of veterans help a small-town fraud convince his family he was a war hero.
Rainbow Island (1944) as Toby Smith
A girl is raised as a native while living on a tropical island.
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943) as Johnny Webster
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
Happy Go Lucky (1943) as Wally Case
To land a rich husband, golddigger Marjory Stuart goes to Trinidad posing as a debutante. Beach boy Pete promptly unmasks her, but offers to help her catch his enemy, yachtsman Alfred Monroe. Marjory's pal Bubbles turns out to be the old flame of Pete's pal Wally. All the well-planned efforts to land Monroe end in slapstick; then Wally's voodoo priestess landlady gives him a love potion that works...
Young and Willing (1943) as George Bodell
Aspiring actors sharing a New York apartment follow a strict "no romance" policy.
Sweater Girl (1942) as Jack Mitchell
The Fleet's In (1942) as Barney Waters
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
Caught in the Draft (1941) as Bert
Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies enlist. In basic training, Don hopes to make a good impression on the fair Antoinette and her father, but his military career is largely slapstick. Will he ever get his corporal's stripes?
Reaching for the Sun (1941) as Benny Hogan
Life with Henry (1941) as "Dizzy" Stevens
Young Henry Aldrich would like to "win" a trip to Alaska. But in order to participate, he first has to put up $100. The whole matter sounds awfully fishy. Henry and his pal Dizzy go into the soap business. Their attempt to raise money turns into a disaster when they get the soap formula wrong. But the Alaska trip is really on the level. It's been organized by Sylvanus Q. Sattherwaite, businessman and philanthropist. But Henry still doesn't have the money...
Too Many Girls (1940) as Jojo Jordan
Four college football stars are hired to chaperon a reckless heiress to a Wild West college.

Cast (special)

Mitzi Gaynor: Hollywood's Cockeyed Optimist (2001)
Profile of entertainer Mitzi Gaynor.
Eddie Albert: A Passion For Life (2001)
Profile of actor Eddie Albert.
Ryan Interview, The (2000) as Bob Ryan
An adaptation of Arthur Miller's short play about Fredericka Rose, an urban newspaper reporter ordered to do a "puff piece" interview with centenarian Bob Ryan. Fredericka goes through the motions with the old man, turning on the phony charm and professional manipulation, trying not to show her irri
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000)
The American Film Institute (AFI) reveals a list of the 100 funniest American films.
Mickey Rooney: Hollywood's Little Giant (1995)
Documentary profile of actor Mickey Rooney -- his rise to stardom as a young screen actor, his various marriages and his return to fame on the stage. Includes interviews with Rooney, friends and biographers.
Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II (1991)
A special commemorating the 50th anniversaries of the United Services Organization (USO) and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The program also chronicles Hollywood's support of the Armed Forces and the USO.
Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer (1990)
A documentary about director, screenwriter and playwright Preston Sturges. The program includes extensive clips from Sturges's feature films as well as interviews with friends and associates.
Show Boat (1989)
A performance of Jerome Kern's classic 1928 musical, "Show Boat." Set aboard Mississippi riverboats at the turn of the century, it tells the story of the bittersweet romance between Magnolia Hawkes, daughter of the "Cotton Blossom" captain, and Gaylord Ravenal, a rakish riverboat gambler.
Haunted Trailer, The (1977) as Mr Simpson
Shortly after Sharon, a college-bound girl, purchases a used motor home, she and her sister, Mickey, discover that the home is haunted by a group of pesky poltergeists. The story deals with Sharon's efforts to rid her home of the unwanted guests.
Archy and Mehitabel (1960) as Archy
Archy, a pensive roach with a flair for free verse, attempts to reform Mehitabel, his flamboyant cat friend, with a penchant for free love. Based on the comedy "The Life and Times of Archy and Mehitabel" by Don Marquis.
Strawberry Blonde, The (1959) as Hugo Barnstead
A musical adaptation of the Broadway play "One Sunday Afternoon" by James Hogan. The story relates a dentist's (Biff Grimes) attempts to get even with the man (Hugo Barnstead) who put him in jail and married his sweetheart (Virginia Brush, the strawberry blonde of the title). The play, under the ti

Music (special)

Show Boat (1989)
A performance of Jerome Kern's classic 1928 musical, "Show Boat." Set aboard Mississippi riverboats at the turn of the century, it tells the story of the bittersweet romance between Magnolia Hawkes, daughter of the "Cotton Blossom" captain, and Gaylord Ravenal, a rakish riverboat gambler.

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