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Ben Bard (1893–1974)

Ben Bard entered theatrical life in his teens, touring under the name "B.D. Bard" with the Jolly Della Pringle theatre company. He played the Schubert Circuit in Vaudeville as the straight man to comic Jack "Baron Munchausen" Pearl. He was brought to Hollywood in the silent movie era to test as a leading man at Fox Pictures but was type cast as a ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Bat Whispers
The Bat Whispers The Unknown
7th Heaven
7th Heaven Colonel Brissac
The Phantom Planet
The Phantom Planet Miscellaneous Crew
Romance of the Underworld
Romance of the Underworld Derby Dan Manning


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 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1946 Black Angel
 1944 Youth Runs Wild
Mr. Taylor
 1943 The Ghost Ship
First Officer Bowns
 1943 The Seventh Victim
Mr. Brun
 1943 The Leopard Man
Roblos - the Police Chief
 1934 The White Parade
Tony (uncredited)
 1934 The Girl from Missouri
Frame-Up Gangster Hugging Eadie (uncredited)
 1934 Hollywood Party
Snarley (uncredited)
 1934 Three on a Honeymoon
Sanborn (uncredited)
 1933 Only Yesterday (uncredited)
 1933 Meet the Baron
 1932 The Son-Daughter
Fen Sha's Servant (uncredited)
 1930 The Bat Whispers
The Unknown
 1930 Grandma's Girl (Short)
Minor Role
 1930 Vacation Loves (Short)
Charles Reeves
 1930 Night Work
Pinkie (uncredited)
 1930 Born Reckless
Joe Bergman
 1929 Love and the Devil
 1928 Four A.M. (Short)
 1928 Mind Your Business (Short)
 1928 Romance of the Underworld
Derby Dan Manning
 1928 Fleetwing
 1928 No Other Woman
 1928 Dressed to Kill
 1927 Come to My House
 1927 Two Flaming Youths
Bard (as Pearl and Bard)
 1927 The Arizona Wildcat
Wallace Van Acker
 1927 Two Girls Wanted
Jack Terry
 1927 The Secret Studio
Larry Kane
 1927 7th Heaven
Colonel Brissac
 1927 Car Shy (Short)
Towne Lamp
 1927 Love Makes 'Em Wild
 1926 The Swimming Instructor (Short)
 1926 It's a Pipe (Short)
 1926 A1 Society (Short)
 1926 Sandy
Ben Murillo
 1926 My Own Pal
Baxter Barton
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Stage Play: Topics of 1923. Musical revue. Music by Jean Schwartz and Alfred Goodman. Book by Harold Atteridge and Harry Wagstaff Gribble. Lyrics by Harold Atteridge. Musical Director: Alfred Goodman. Additional music by Bert Grant. Additional lyrics by Tot Seymour. Production Supervised by Jacob J. Shubert. Choreographed by Francis Weldon... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Pearl and Bard


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Children: Brenda "Brandi" Bard, Journalist Bartley Bard, Director/Screenwriter Bryan "Barak" Bard.

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