Eddie Bracken

Eddie Bracken

Highest Rated: 100% Summer Stock (1950)

Lowest Rated: 12% Oscar (1991)

Birthday: Feb 07, 1915

Birthplace: Astoria, New York, USA

Diminutive former vaudevillian whose screen humor was of the fast, physical and furious kind. Beginning his career with Paramount in 1940, Bracken was at his hilariously frenzied, bumbling, stuttering best in two Preston Sturges films: "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" and "Hail The Conquering Hero" (both 1944). One critic at the time described the typical Bracken role as "the long-suffering, plaintive type who muddles through difficult situations, never knowing quite how he escapes with a whole skin." He briefly achieved star status in these and several other comedies and musicals at Paramount, but his nervous hayseed persona was too narrowly defined to sustain stardom and he was again playing comic second leads by the end of the decade. Bracken's film career petered out in the mid-1950s, but he kept busy into the 60s with TV work on game shows and live comedy, drama, and musical specials.

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Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker Maj. Charles T. Alexander (Character) - 1994
20% 52% Baby's Day Out Old Timer (Character) $16.6M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Clock Grandpa (Character) - 1993
35% 52% Rookie of the Year Bob Carson (Character) $53.1M 1993
34% 61% Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Mr. E.F. Duncan, Owner Duncan's Toy Chest (Character) $172.7M 1992
12% 63% Oscar Five Spot Charlie (Character) $23.5M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wind in the Willows Moley (Voice) - 1987
93% 85% National Lampoon's Vacation Roy Walley (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 71% Shinbone Alley Archy (Voice) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Always on Sunday Bit Part (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Slight Case of Larceny Frederick Winthrop Clopp (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% About Face Biff Roberts (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 49% We're Not Married Wilson Boswell "Willie" Fisher (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 38% Two Tickets to Broadway Lew Conway (Character) - 1951
100% 83% Summer Stock Orville Wingait (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 36% The Girl From Jones Beach Chuck Donovan (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies' Man Henry Haskell (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fun on a Weekend P.P. Porterhouse III (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bring on the Girls J. Newport Bates (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of This World Herbie Fenton (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold That Blonde Ogden Spencer Trulow III (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rainbow Island Toby Smith (Character) - 1944
95% 86% Hail the Conquering Hero Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Character) - 1944
86% 83% The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Norval Jones (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Go Lucky Wally Case (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young and Willing George Bodell (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 45% The Fleet's In Barney Waters (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 54% Star Spangled Rhythm Johnny Webster (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweater Girl Jack Mitchell (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 73% Caught in the Draft Bert Sparks (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life With Henry "Dizzy" Stevens (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reaching for the Sun Benny Hogan (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 48% Too Many Girls Jojo Jordan (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ed Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Father Patrick (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 95% The Golden Girls Buzz (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Show Guest 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Burke's Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The David Niven Show Host 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Charlie Joyce (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1952

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