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Freddie Bartholomew

Freddie Bartholomew was an English-American child actor. One of the most famous child actors of all time, he became very popular in 1930s Hollywood films. His most famous starring roles are in Captains Courageous and Little Lord Fauntleroy. He was born in London and for the title role of David Copperfield, he emigrated to the United States in 1934, living there the rest of his life. He became an American citizen in 1943 following World War II military service. Despite his great success and acclaim following David Copperfield, his childhood film stardom was marred by nearly constant legal battles and payouts which eventually took a huge toll on both his finances and his career. In adulthood, after World War II service, his film career dwindled rapidly, and he switched from performing to directing and producing in the medium of television.

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Mar 28, 1924 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Fascination 1931-07-14
Latest Project:
Series MGM: When the Lion Roars 1992-03-22
Known For
Poster of The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn
Poster of Hollywood’s Children
Poster of St. Benny the Dip
Poster of Sepia Cinderella
Series MGM: When the Lion Roars 1992-03-22
Movie The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn 1986-03-09
Movie Hollywood’s Children Self (archive footage) 1982-02-24
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-16
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy Unknown 1964-09-02
Movie St. Benny the Dip Reverend Wilbur 1951-08-24
Series Lights Out Unknown 1949-07-19
Movie Sepia Cinderella Unknown 1947-07-25
Movie The Town Went Wild David Conway 1944-12-15
Movie Junior Army Freddie Hewlett 1942-11-26
Movie Cadets on Parade Austin Shannon 1942-01-22
Movie A Yank at Eton Peter Carlton 1942-09-01
Movie Naval Academy Steve Kendall 1941-06-05
Movie Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 1 Himself 1941-10-02
Movie Tom Brown's School Days East 1940-06-26
Movie Swiss Family Robinson Jack Robinson 1940-02-08
Movie The Spirit of Culver Bob Randolph 1939-03-10
Movie Two Bright Boys David Harrington 1939-09-21
Movie Listen, Darling Buzz Mitchell 1938-10-21
Movie Another Romance of Celluloid Self (uncredited) 1938-02-05
Movie Kidnapped David Balfour 1938-05-27
Movie Hollywood Goes to Town Unknown 1938-07-07
Movie Lord Jeff Geoffrey Braemer 1938-06-17
Movie Hollywood Party Himself 1937-04-03
Movie Captains Courageous Harvey Cheyne 1937-06-25
Movie Little Lord Fauntleroy Cedric 'Ceddie' Erroll aka Lord Fauntleroy 1936-03-06
Movie Lloyd's of London Young Jonathan Blake 1936-11-25
Movie The Devil Is a Sissy Claude Pierce 1936-09-18
Movie David Copperfield David Copperfield as a Boy 1935-01-18
Movie Anna Karenina Sergei 1935-08-30
Movie Professional Soldier King Peter 1935-12-27
Movie A Dream Comes True Himself (uncredited) 1935-12-31
Movie Fascination Child 1931-07-14