James Bradbury Jr.

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James Bradbury Jr. (October 5, 1894 – January 21, 1936) was an American character actor in supporting roles in films of the 1920s and 1930s.

James Bradbury Jr.
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James Bradbury Jr. (left) in Deadline at Eleven (1920)
Born(1894-10-05)5 October 1894
New York, USA
Died21 January 1936(1936-01-21) (aged 41)


The son of veteran character actor James Bradbury (1857–1940), New York-born Bradbury Jr. began his career on stage as a child in Madame Butterfly. Both Bradburys arrived in Hollywood around 1920, and Junior played Richard Barthelmess' rival in Classmates (1924) and The Drop Kick (1927). Other roles followed, including numerous budget westerns such as The Glorious Trail (1928), Cheyenne (1929), Smilin' Guns (1929) and The Cisco Kid (1931). Later film roles tended to get smaller and uncredited, such as his bit in The Marx Brothers's Monkey Business (1931), although one of his last parts, "third vampire" opposite Bela Lugosi in Tod Browning's Mark of the Vampire (1935), showcased his distinctive boney features to good effect. By this time, however, even small parts were eluding him and he took his own life in 1936, aged 41.

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