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"...See full bio »
1934Hips, Hips, Hooray!
(performer: "Keep Romance Alive" 1933 - uncredited, "Keep On Doing What You're Doing" 1933 - uncredited / "Keep On Doing What You're Doing" 1933 - uncredited)
(performer: "Ood-Gay Eye-bay" 1933 - uncredited, "Annie Laurie" ca 1834 - uncredited, "Sing To Me" 1933 - uncredited, "On the Boulevard" 1933 - uncredited, "Sing to Me" 1933 - uncredited, "The Old Folks at Home Swanee River" 1851 - uncredited, "No More War" 1933 - uncredited)
(performer: "You've Got What Gets Me" 1932 - uncredited)
(performer: "My One Ambition Is You" - uncredited, "I Am Your Baby Now" - uncredited)
(performer: "Oh! How We Love Our Alma Mater" 1926 - uncredited, "Good-Bye" 1926 - uncredited, "I Love You So Much It's a Wonder You Don't Feel It" 1930 - uncredited, "Sweet Adeline" 1903 - uncredited)
(performer: "Are You There" 1927 - uncredited, "Out on the Loose" 1927 - uncredited, "Sweetheart, We Need Each Other" 1927 - uncredited)
[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.
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Bert Wheeler had one child with actress Bernice Wheeler. Their daughter, Patricia Anne Wheeler, was born in 1936 and died of cancer in 1968.
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