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1972 Press Photo Eddie Bracken/Actor/Radio/Vaudeville - RRT99833

$12.33
AdID: 2029204

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRT99833

Height: 10

Width: 8

Source: Rogers

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Eddie Bracken, Actor Denver Post Photo by Bill Peters Edward Vincent "Eddie" Bracken (February 7, 1915 – November 14, 2002) was an American actor. Bracken performed in vaudeville at the age of nine and gained fame with the Broadway musical Too Many Girls in a role he reprised for the 1940 film adaptation. He had performed in a short film series called The Kiddie Troupers (one of many Our Gang-like series) prior to that, but that film was his big break. In 1936, Bracken pursued success on Broadway with his starring run in the Joseph Viertel play So Proudly We Hail. The military drama, co-starriing Richard Cromwell, opened to much fanfare but closed after 14 performances at the 46th Street Theater. In the 1940s, director Preston Sturges cast Bracken in two of his best-loved films, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, opposite Betty Hutton, and Hail the Conquering Hero. Due to the popularity of these films, Eddie Bracken was a household name during World War II. He made numerous radio broadcasts during this era, notably on The Eddie Bracken Show. In 1953, Bracken left Hollywood. He appeared on Broadway in Shinbone Alley, Hello, Dolly!, The Odd Couple and Sugar Babies. Bracken's extensive television roles between 1952 and 2000 include an episode of The Golden Girls as Rose Nylund's ex-childhood boyfriend from St. Olaf, as well as an episode of Tales from the Darkside playing a stubborn old man who refuses to believe that he has died. After nearly 30 years out of feature films, he returned to perform character roles, including the sympathetic Walley World theme park founder Roy Walley in National Lampoon's Vacation. Bracken also had a long career with Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey, starring in dozens of productions in the 1980s-early 2000s. One high point was their production of Show boat in which he played Cap'n Andy Hawkes. This production was broadcast on PBS in 1990. (Wikipedia)
Photo measures 8 x 10.

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Date of Creation 1972
SKU RRT99833
Dimensions See Description for Photo Size
Original or Reprint? Original Press Photo