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Bruce Bairnsfather (1887–1959)

Bruce Bairnsfather was born on July 9, 1887 in Murree, Punjab, British India as Charles Bruce Bairnsfather. He was a writer and director, known for Carry on, Sergeant! (1928), The Better 'Ole (1926) and Old Bill and Son (1941). He was married to Cecilia Agnes Bruton. He died on September 29, 1959 in Worcester, Worcestershire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Carry on, Sergeant!
The Better 'Ole
Old Bill and Son
Carry On
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 1941 Old Bill and Son (screenplay - as Captain Bruce Bairnsfather) / (story "Old Bill")
 1930 Old Bill's Christmas (Short) (story)
 1928 Carry on, Sergeant! (writer)
 1926 The Better 'Ole (by) / (comics - uncredited)
 1919 Carry On (play)
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 1941 Old Bill and Son (title drawings - uncredited)
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 1928 Carry on, Sergeant! (producer)
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 1954 Let's Make Up (acknowledgment: "Blighty" front cloth by permission of)

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Old Bill, M. P. Comedy. Music by Abel Baer. Written by Bruce Bairnsfather. Lyrics by Bruce Bairnsfather. Additional music by Con Conrad, Ross Mobley and Harold Christy. Additional lyrics by Charles McNaughton. Production Supervised by Bruce Bairnsfather and Charles Coburn. Directed by Henry Herbert. Biltmore Theatre: 10 Nov ... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Captain Bruce Bairnsfather

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Father: Thomas Henry Bairnsfather; Mother: Amelia Jane Eliza Every-Clayton.

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