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Eddie Bracken
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Actor
    (February 7, 1915-November 14, 2002)
    Born in Astoria, New York
    Appeared in the films 'Too Many Girls' (1940), 'The Fleet's In' (1942), 'Star Spangled Rhythm' (1942), 'Happy Go Lucky' (1943), 'Young and Willing' (1943), 'The Miracle of Morgan's Creek' (1944), 'Hail the Conquering Hero' (1944), 'Bring on the Girls' (1945), 'Summer Stock' (1950), 'About Face' (1952), 'National Lampoon's Vacation' (1983), 'Oscar' (1991), 'Home Alone 2: Alone in New York' (1992), 'Rookie of the Year' (1993) and 'Baby's Day Out' (1994)
    During the 1920s, appeared in eight Kiddie Trouper shorts and four Our Gang shorts
    Appeared on Broadway in 'The Lady Refuses' (1933), 'So Proudly We Hail' (1936), 'Too Many Girls' (1939), 'The Seven Year Itch' (1952), 'The Odd Couple' (1967), 'Hello Dolly!' (1978) and 'Sugar Babies' (1979)
    Hosted 'The Eddie Bracken Show' on radio (1946-47)
    He shaved five years off his age, claiming 1920 as his year of birth.
    His typical roles were described as 'nervous hayseeds' and 'affable bumblers.'
    He said, 'I made 22 films and I liked about two of them. I appeared in a lot of bad films because I was under contract and I couldn't get out of them.'
    In the 1970s, he lost $2 million trying to start a chain of summer stock theaters.
    He and Connie Nickerson were married for 63 years until her death.
    He continued performing in theater into his mid-80s, saying 'I'm only tired until the curtain goes up.'
    He was nominated for a Tony for his performance in the revival of 'Hello, Dolly!' (1978)
    He said, 'I've made a good living and I've had a good time doing it.... I've got a happy family, a nice home, and I'm working in my business. What more could I ask?'

Credit: C. Fishel


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