(1933- 1992). Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
(1933). Stage Play: The Lady Refuses. Comedy. Written by Saxon Kling
. Directed by Saxon Kling. Bijou Theatre: 7 Mar 1933- Mar 1933 (closing date unknown/7 performances). Produced by H. Clayborne.
(1934). Stage Play: The Drunkard. Melodrama. Written by H.S. Smith
. Directed by Harry Bannister
. American Music Hall: 10 Mar 1934- Nov 1934 (closing date unknown/554 performances). Cast: Eddie Bracken
[creidted as Master Edward Bracken] (as "Boy"), Hal Conklin
(as "Edward Middleton"), James Coyle (as "Farmer Stevens"), Dortha Duckworth
(as "Mary/Mrs. Wilson's daughter"), Katherine Hirsch (as "Agnes/Dowton's sister"), Stan Huff (as "Bar Fly"), Vera G. Hurst (as "Mrs. Wilson"), Charles Jordan (as "William Dowton"), George Mura (as "Arden Rendelaw"), June Mura (as "Julia"), Alfred Regali (as "Landlord"), Herbert Shelley (as "Farmer Gates"), Sandy Strouse (as "Bar Fly"), Robert Vivian
(as "Squire Cribbs"). Produced by Fifty-fifth Street Group Inc.
(1935). Stage Play: Life's Too Short. Comedy.
(1936). Stage Play: So Proudly We Hail. Drama. Written by Joseph M. Viertel. Directed by Anthony Mann
[credited as Anton Bundesmann]. 46th Street Theatre: 22 Sep 1936- Oct 1936 (closing date unknown/14 performances). Cast: Edward Andrews
(as "Rodney Burns"), Robert Angevine, Eddie Bracken
(as "Plebe Cadet"), Ronald Brogan, John Call
(as "William McDost"), Vernon Crane, Richard Cromwell
(as "Jim Thornton"), Jack Davis, Charles Dingle
, Angus Duncan, Blanche Haring, Stanley Hughes, Ethel Jackson, Peter Johnston, James Keogan, Gordon Nelson, Edwin Philips, Jean Rouverol, Reed Smith, Charles Walters
, Norman Williams. Produced by James R. Ullman. Produced in association with International Productions Inc. Note: Play has no connection with the film So Proudly We Hail!
(1936). Stage Play: Iron Men. Drama.
(1938). Stage Play: What a Life. Comedy.
(1939). Stage Play: Too Many Girls. Musical comedy. Book by George Marion Jr.
Music by Richard Rodgers
. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
. Musical Staging by Robert Alton
. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner
. Costume Design by Raoul Pene Du Bois
. Directed by George Abbott
. Imperial Theatre (moved to The Broadway
Theatre from unknown date 1940- 18 Mar 1940): 18 Oct 1939- 18 May 1940 (249 performances). Cast: Desi Arnaz
(as "Manuelito"), Robert Arnold, Margorie Baglin, Sondra Barrett, Libby Bennett, John Beton, Betty Boyce, Eddie Bracken
(as "Jojo Jordan"), Florine Callahan, Renee Cettel, Diosa Costello, Alice Craig, Betty De Elmo, Louise de Forrest, Romolo Di Spirito, Willis Duncan, Marge Ellis, Leila Ernst
(as "Talullah Lou"), Vera Fern, Clyde Fillmore
(as "Harvey Casey"), Vernon Hammer, Charlene Harkins, Bob Howard, Randolph Hughes, Harry Jackson, Clarence Jaeger, Van Johnson
(as "Student"), Richard Kollmar
(as "Clint Kelley"), Jeanette Lavis, Mildred Law, Lita Lede, Hal Le Roy
(as "Al Terwillinger"), La Verne Lupton, Herb Lurie, James MacColl, William Mende, Russ Milton, Amarilla Morris, Mildred Patterson, Harry Pedersen, Dorothy Poplar, Edison Rice, Jack Riley, Hans Robert, Ivy Scott, Bob Shaw, Byron Shores, Diane Sinclair, Leonor Sola, Mildred Solly, Olga Suarez
(as "Co-Ed"), Key Taylor, Anna Mae Tesslo, Mary Jane Walsh, Davenie Watson, Marcy Wescott (as "Consuelo Casey"), James Wilkinson, Claire Wolf, Harold Young. Produced by George Abbott. Note: Filmed by RKO Radio Pictures as Too Many Girls
(1940). Directed by Mr. Abbott, it featured much of the stage cast along with the significant addition of Lucille Ball
who replaced Marcy Westcott in the role of Consuelo Casey.
(1952). Stage Play: The Seven Year Itch. Comedy. Note: Filmed by the Charles K. Feldman Group (distributed by 20th Century Fox) as The Seven Year Itch
(1957). Stage Play: Shinbone Alley. Musical. Book by Joe Darion and Mel Brooks
. Based on the "archie and mehitabel" stories by Don Marquis
. Music by George Kleinsinger. Lyrics by Joe Darion
. Music and Choral Direction by Maurice Levine. Music orchestrated by George Kleinsinger. Additional orchestrations by Irwin Kostal
. Additional Musical Routines by John Morris. Choreographed by Joe Alexander and Rod Alexander. Production Stage Manager: Morty Halpern. Stage Manager: Julian Barry and Gilbert Cates
credit]. Production Supervised by Sawyer Falk. Broadway
Theatre: 13 Apr 1957- 25 May 1957 (49 performances). Cast: Eddie Bracken
(as "archy"), Eartha Kitt
(as "mehitabel"), Jacques d'Amboise (as "Frankie/Dancer"), Gwen Harmon
(as "Jail Crony/Edie/Lady Bug/Singer"), George S. Irving (as "Big Bill"), Allegra Kent (as "Penny/Dancer"), Ross Martin
") [final Broadway
role], Erik Rhodes
(as "Tyone T. Tattersal"), Dorothy Aull (as "Ricky/Lady Bug/Singer"), Julian Barry (as "Voice of Newspaperman"), Cathryn Damon
(as "Jail Crony/Rusty/Dancer"), Jack Eddleman (as "Harry/Singer"), Don Farnworth (as "Fighting Dog/Dancer"), Gene Gavin (as "Fighting Dog/Dancer"), Carolyn George (as "Dancer"), Harold E. Gordon (as "Fighting Dog/Dancer"), Reri Grist (as "Phyllis/Singer"), Carmen Gutierrez (as "Jail Crony/Gladys/Dancer"), Buzz Halliday
(as "Jail Crony/Lady Bug/Singer"), Lillian Hayman
(as "Mother/Singer"), Moses LaMarr (as "Butch/Singer"), Bruce MacKay (as "Bartender/Singer"), James Marley (as "Copper" Singer"), Larry Montaigne (as "Blackie"), Albert Popwell
(as "Tall Cat/Dancer"), Jack Rains (as "Singer"), Nora Reho (as "Jail Crony/Dancer"), Howard Roberts (as "Buzz/Singer"), Dorothy Scott (as "Dancer"), James Tarbutton (as "Tall Cat/Dancer"), Elizabeth Taylor (as "Jail Crony/Dancer") [not film actress], Claude Thompson (as "Fighting Dog/Dancer"), Elmarie Wendel (as "Jail Crony/Singer"), Myrna White (as "Dancer"), David Winters (as "Shorty/Dancer"). Standbys: Larry Montaigne, Tom Poston
(as "archy"), Chita Rivera
(as "mehitabel"). Produced by Peter Lawrence.
(1961). Stage Play: Beg, Borrow or Steal. Musical. Music by Leon Pober
. Book and Lyrics by Bud Freeman
. Material by Bud Freeman. Based on a story by Bud Freeman and Marvin Seiger. Music orchestrated by Peter Matz
and Hal Hidey
. Choreographed by Peter Hamilton. Directed by Billy Matthews. Martin Beck Theatre: 10 Feb 1960- 13 Feb 1960 (5 performances). Cast: Richard Armbruster, Charles Arnett, Virginia Barnes, Eddie Bracken
(as "Pistol"), Jean Bruno, Claiborne Cary, Colleen Corkrey, Harold Da Silva, Michael Davis, Shelia Dee, David Doyle
(as "Blanding"), Jack Drummond, Garold Gardner, Betty Garrett
(as "Clara"), Ellen Halpin, Dell Hanley, Tom Hestor, Esther Horrocks, Adriana Keathley, Georgia Kennedy, Fred Kimbrough, Sally Lee, Fran Leone, Bill Linton, Bernice Massi, Biff McGuire
, Carmen Morales, Willard Nagel, Larry Parks
(as "Rafe"), Estelle Parsons
, Betty Rhodes, Karen Sargent, Beti Seay, Lucinda Stevens, Michel Stuart, Roy Stuart
, Mary Sullivan, John Tormey, Arthur Whitfield, Keith Willis, Mara Wirt, Richard Woods. Produced by Eddie Bracken. Co-produced by 'Carroll Masterson and Harris Masterson.
(1961). Stage Play: How to Make a Man. Written by William Welch. Based on a story by Clifford D. Simak
. Electronic Sound Composition: Bruce Haack Directed by Eddie Bracken
. Brooks Atkinson Theatre: 2 Feb 1961- 11 Feb 1961 (12 performances). Cast: Barbara Britton
(as "Grace Knight"), Vicki Cummings
(as "Harriet Lee") [final Broadway
role], Michael Dunn
(as "Adam, A legal Robot"), David Durston (as "First Counsel"), Harold Gary (as "Judge"), Scott Hale (as "Announcer/A Delivery Man/Second Counsel"), Pepi Krisch (as "Beer Robot/Second Legal Robot"), Peter Marshall
[credited as Pete Marshall] (as "Albert"), Monica May (as "How-2 Co. Operator/Miss Jenkins/Ava"), Tommy Noonan
(as "Gordon Knight"), Charles Pursell (as "Abe, A Robot"), Erik Rhodes
(as "Anson Lee"), Alois Sapik (as "Gardener Robot"), John Schon (as "Adolph, A waiter Robot"), Allen Swift (as "Commentator/Trial Commentators/All Voices"). Produced by Dick Randall, Jerome Rudolph and Play Producers Inc. Produced by arrangement with Jay Garon, Morgan Wilson and Spice Wood Enterprises.
(1965). Stage Play: The Odd Couple. Comedy. Written by Neil Simon
. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal. Directed by Mike Nichols
. Plymouth Theatre (moved to The Eugene O'Neill Theatre from 1 Aug 1966- close): 10 Mar 1965- 2 Jul 1967 (964 performances + 2 previews that began on 8 Mar 1965). Cast: Art Carney
(as "Felix Ungar"), Walter Matthau
(as "Oscar Madison"), Paul Dooley (as "Speed"), John Fiedler
(as "Vinnie"), Nathaniel Frey
(as "Murray"), Sidney Armus
(as "Roy"), Monica Evans
(as "Cecily Pigeon"), Carole Shelley
(as "Gwendolyn Pigeon"). Standby: Louis Zorich
(as "Oscar Madison"). Understudies: Paul Dooley
(as "Felix Ungar"), Carol Gustafson
(as "Cecily Pigeon/Gwendolyn Pigeon"), Bernard Pollock
(as "Roy/Vinnie"). Replacement actors during Plymouth Theatre run: Eddie Bracken
(as "Felix Ungar") [from 25 Oct 1965- ?], Pat Hingle
(as "Oscar Madison") (from 28 Feb 1966- ?], Jack Klugman
(as "Oscar Madison") [from 8 Nov 1965- ?], Alfred Sandor (as "Speed"), Ralph Williams
(as "Vinnie"). Standby: Alfred Sandor
(as "Oscar Madison"). Replacement actor during Eugene O'Neill Theatre run: Mike Kellin
(as "Oscar Madison"). Produced by Arnold Saint Subber
. Notes: (1). Eugene O'Neill Theatre was at the time owned by Neil Simon
(as Nancy Enterprises Inc. (2). Filmed as The Odd Couple
(1946- 1947). Radio: Starred in "The Eddie Bracken Show" on CBS.
(1945). Radio: Starred in "The Eddie Bracken Story" on NBC.
(1945- 2000's). Works other than Broadway
(1992). Stage Play: Dreamtime. Directed by David Niles. Ed Sullivan Theatre, New York City.
(1979). Stage Play: Sugar Babies. Musical revue/comedy/burlesque.
(1978). Stage Play: Hello, Dolly! Musical comedy (revival).
(September 1979). He acted in Jerry Herman's musical, "Hello, Dolly!," at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England with Carol Channing, Tudor Davies, Ian Burford, and Maureen Scott in the cast. Lucia Victor was director.
(2000). Stage: Appeared (as "Dimitri Weissman") in "Follies" at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ.
(1972) TV commercial
for Campbell's Soup - Actor
(1984) Character, Grandpa Titus Tolliver, in "A Case of the Stubborns, a part of the series, "Tales from the Darkside:.
(1984) Character, Grandpa Titus Tolliver, in "A Case of the Stubborns", a part of the series, "Tales from the Darkside."
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