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Freddie Bartholomew (1924–1992)


One of the most popular child actors in film history, Child superstar Freddie Bartholomew was born Frederick Cecil Bartholomew in Harlesden, London, the son of Lilian May (Clarke) and Cecil Llewellyn Bartholomew. From age three, he grew up in the town of Warminster under the care of his father's unmarried sister Millicent. A precocious lad, ... See full bio »

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(1937)
David Copperfield David - the Child
(1935)
Junior Army Freddie Hewlett
(1942)

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 1951 St. Benny the Dip
Reverend Wilbur
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1950 Cameo Theatre (TV Series)
- Murder Is a Matter of Opinion (1950) ... (as Fred Bartholomew)
 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Tom Prior
- Outward Bound (1949) ... Tom Prior
 1947 Sepia Cinderella
Freddie Bartholomew
 1944 The Town Went Wild
David Conway
 1942 Junior Army
Freddie Hewlett
 1942 A Yank at Eton
Peter Carlton
 1942 Cadets on Parade
Austin Shannon
 1941 Naval Academy
Steve Kendall
 1940 Swiss Family Robinson
Jack Robinson
 1939 Two Bright Boys
David Harrington
 1939 The Spirit of Culver
Bob Randolph
 1938 Listen, Darling
'Buzz' Mitchell
 1938 Lord Jeff
Geoffrey Braemer
 1938 Kidnapped
David Balfour
 1937 Captains Courageous
Harvey
 1936 Lloyds of London
Jonathan Blake - as a Boy
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
Claude
 1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy
Ceddie
 1935 Professional Soldier
King Peter II
 1935 Anna Karenina
Sergei
 1935 David Copperfield
David - the Child
 1932 Lily Christine
Child (uncredited)
 1931 Fascination
Child
 1930 Toyland (Short)
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Fred Bartholomew
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Was abandoned by his parents when he was a baby and was raised by his aunt. After he became a successful child actor, his birth parents filed more than six years of lawsuits attempting to get a piece of his earnings. See more »

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Curly-haired Hollywood child star whose earnest presence, refined English diction and angelic looks established him as a box office favorite in the 1930s.

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