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Eddie Bracken

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Edward Vincent "Eddie" Bracken (February 7, 1915 – November 14, 2002) was an American actor. Bracken began performing in vaudeville at the age of nine and gained fame with the Broadway musical Too Many Girls in a role he reprised for the famous 1940 film adaptation. In 1936, Bracken pursued success on Broadway with his starring run in the Joseph Viertel play So Proudly We Hail. 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 became 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. After nearly forty years out of feature films he returned to perform character roles for director/writer John Hughes, his last 3 films roles were all in the Hughes-written National Lampoon's Vacation (as "Roy Walley"), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and Baby's Day Out.

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  • Born: Edward Vincent Bracken February 7, 1915 Astoria, Queens, New York, U.S.
  • Died: November 14, 2002 (aged 87) Glen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian, singer
  • Years active: 1930–2001
  • Spouse(s): Connie Nickerson (1939–2002; her death)
  • Children: Michael David Judy Carolyn Susan

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