Bramwell Fletcher

Bramwell Fletcher (20 February 1904 – 22 June 1988) was an English stage, film, and television actor.[1]

Bramwell Fletcher
Actor Bramwell Fletcher.jpg
Fletcher in 1932
Born(1904-02-20)20 February 1904
Died22 June 1988(1988-06-22) (aged 84)
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)
(m. 1935; div. 1940)

(m. 1942; div. 1946)

Susan Robinson
(m. 1950–19??)
Lael Tucker Wertenbaker
(m. 1970)
Children3

CareerEdit

Fletcher appeared on the stage in 1927 and made his Broadway debut in 1929. Hollywood and sound films soon beckoned. He made his first film in 1928, S.O.S. Fletcher co-starred in Warner Brothers' 1931 film Svengali with actor John Barrymore, whose daughter Diana would marry Fletcher a decade later. He had a brief, but notable appearance in The Mummy (1932) as the assistant gone mad. In 1943, he abandoned films for the theatre and television. He wrote and acted in the critically successful 1965 play The Bernard Shaw Story.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

His first two wives were actresses. He was married to Helen Chandler from 1935 to 1940 and Diana Barrymore from 1942 to 1946.[3] Both marriages ended in divorce. In 1950 he married Susan Robinson and had 3 children. In 1970 he married Lael Tucker Wertenbaker living with her in Nelson, New Hampshire, moving to Keene in 1985. He remained with her until his death in 1988.[4]

Complete filmographyEdit

 
Marian Marsh, Bramwell Fletcher and John Barrymore in Svengali (1931)
 
Bramwell Fletcher (right) with Boris Karloff in The Mummy (1932)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bramwell Fletcher". BFI. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Bramwell Fletcher movies, photos, movie reviews, filmography, and biography - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  3. ^ "Companions for Bramwell Fletcher". Turner Classic Movies.
  4. ^ "Bramwell Fletcher". The New York Times. 24 June 1988.

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