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Bert Wheeler (I) (1895–1968)


After becoming an orphan as a baby - his mother died at the age of 17 - he was raised by his father and aunt, and later a step-mother, he went to New York, where he tried to break into showbiz. He got his first break with Gus Edwards, working later as actor in several shows, among them "The Gingerbread Man" and "When Dreams Come True". During this ... See full bio »

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Known For

Brave Eagle
Brave Eagle Smokey Joe / Smokey
(1955-1956)
The Nitwits
The Nitwits Johnny
(1935)
Half Shot at Sunrise
Half Shot at Sunrise Tommy Turner
(1930)

Filmography

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 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mike Finn
- The Invisible Badge (1962) ... Mike Finn
 1956 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Thaddeus
- Riley's Lonely Night (1956) ... Thaddeus
 1951 The Awful Sleuth (Short)
Bert
 1950 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series)
Chuck Bean
- Rio Rita (1950) ... Chuck Bean
 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Character
- Rio Rita (1950) ... Character
 1950 Cavalcade of Stars (TV Series)
Guest Comedian
- Episode #1.65 (1950) ... Guest Comedian
 1950 Innocently Guilty (Short)
Hodkinson G. Pogglebrewer
 1938 A Vaudeville Interlude (Short)
Bert (as Bert)
 1937 Sunday Night at the Trocadero (Short)
Bert Wheeler
 1937 On Again-Off Again
William Hobbs
 1936 Mummy's Boys
Stanley Wright
 1936 Silly Billies
Roy Banks
 1935 A Night at the Biltmore Bowl (Short)
Bert Wheeler
 1934 Cockeyed Cavaliers
Bert Winstanley
 1934 Hips, Hips, Hooray!
Andy
 1933 Signing 'em Up (Short)
Bert Wheeler
 1933 So This Is Africa
Wilbur
 1932 Hold 'Em Jail
Curley Harris
 1932 The Hollywood Handicap (Short)
Character
 1932 Girl Crazy
Jimmy Deegan - The Taxi Driver
 1931 Caught Plastered
Tommy Tanner
 1931 Too Many Cooks
Albert 'Al' Bennett
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Bert Wheeler
 1930 Half Shot at Sunrise
Tommy Turner
 1930 Dixiana
Peewee
 1930 The Cuckoos
Sparrow
 1930 The Voice of Hollywood No. 9 (Short)
Bert Wheeler - Guest Host
 1929 Small Timers (Short)
Bert Wheeler
 1929 Rio Rita
Chick Bean
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Stage; Appeared (as "Owen Roe Tavish") in "Three Wishes for Jamie" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music / lyrics by Ralph Blane. Book by Charles O'Neal and Abe Burrows (also director). Based on the novel by Charles O'Neal. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Choral arrangements by William Ellfeldt. Choreographed by Ted ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bert

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on working for Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., who made no secret of the fact that he didn't appreciate comics] You could never get the stage to rehearse. He'd be using it to drape those gorgeous dames. You could rehearse in the alley for all he cared. But when you worked for Mr. Ziegfeld you had made it. That was the tops.

Trivia:

Bert Wheeler had one child with actress Bernice Wheeler. Their daughter, Patricia Anne Wheeler, was born in 1936 and died of cancer in 1968. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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