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David Bruce

Actor | * 01/06/1916 († 60, 05/03/1976) | Kankakee, Illinois, USA
David Bruce (born Marden Andrew McBroom; January 6, 1914 – May 3, 1976) was an American film actor, known for his chilling performance as Ted Allison in The Mad Ghoul. He was a company member of Peninsula Players Theatre in Fish Creek, Wisconsin in 1939. Born in Kankakee, Illinois, he signed a movie contract with Warner Brothers in 1940. The Northwestern University graduate appeared in many movies from the 1940s until 1955 when Bruce decided to give up acting. The 6' 1" (1.85 m) actor appeared in over 60 movies including Flying Tigers (1942), Christmas Holiday (1944) and Lady on a Train (1945). He was the father of singer-songwriter Amanda McBroom, who wrote the song The Rose, made popular by Bette Midler. His daughter wrote a tribute to her father in a song titled "Errol Flynn."He was also the father of John Jolliffe, a psychologist in Orange County, CA. Bruce died from a heart attack in Hollywood, California at the age of 62. ()
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David Bruce (born Marden Andrew McBroom; January 6, 1914 – May 3, 1976) was an American film actor, known for his chilling performance as Ted Allison in The Mad Ghoul. He was a company member of Peninsula Players Theatre in Fish Creek, Wisconsin in 1939. Born in Kankakee, Illinois, he signed a movie contract with Warner Brothers in 1940. The Northwestern University graduate appeared in many movies from the 1940s until 1955 when Bruce decided to give up acting. The 6' 1" (1.85 m) actor appeared in over 60 movies including Flying Tigers (1942), Christmas Holiday (1944) and Lady on a Train (1945).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Western

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Movies with David Bruce as Actor(44)

as Dr. Paul Morrison1956 Jungle Hell
as Austrian Sergeant at Tavern1954 The Iron Glove
as Arnold King1954 Cannibal Attack
as Charles1952 The Yellow Haired Kid
as Daniel Boone1950 Young Daniel Boone
as Matt1950 Hi-Jacked
as Charles Giffen1950 Pier 23
as Maj. Bolton1950 Pygmy Island
as Tom Adams, Smith's Attorney1950 Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill
as Johnny1945 That Night with You
as Wayne Morgan1945 Lady on a Train
as Cleve Blunt1945 Salome, Where She Danced
as Gerald Tyler1944 Christmas Holiday
as Danny Lee1944 South of Dixie
as Radio Voice1944 The Mummy's Ghost
as Frank Garrison1944 Ladies Courageous
as J. Roger Mace1944 Allergic to Love
as Latham1944 Can't Help Singing
as Lt. Rawlins1943 Corvette K-225
as Horace Crump aka Bob Sterling1943 Honeymoon Lodge
as Michael Reed1943 She's For Me
as Robert 'Bob' Duval1943 Calling Dr. Death
as Ted Allison1943 The Mad Ghoul
as Oliver1943 How's About It
as Lt. Barton1942 Flying Tigers
as Jimmy Barbour1941 The Body Disappears
as Bert Thomas1941 Sergeant York
as Young Sailor1941 The Sea Wolf
as Paul Myron1941 The Smiling Ghost
as David Ritchie1941 Singapore Woman
as John Saunders1941 Flight from Destiny
as Martin Burke1940 The Sea Hawk
as Balt1940 River's End
as Depositor1940 Money and the Woman
as Johnny Frey1940 Pony Express Days
as Undetermined Role (uncredited)1940 The Letter
as Student1940 East of the River
as Jimmy Lansing1940 March On, Marines
as Reporter When Knute is Ill1940 Knute Rockne All American
as Phil Sheridan1940 Santa Fe Trail

TV Shows/Series with David Bruce as Actor(4)


Full Name: David Bruce
Born: Thursday, 01/06 1916 (January) in Kankakee
Died: Monday, 05/03 1976 (May) in Hollywood (aged: 60)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Other names for David Bruce (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Marden Andrew McBroom"
"Andy McBroom"
David Bruce frequently works together with these people:
John B. Goodman (8x, Crew)
James Stephenson (5x, Actor)
Brenda Marshall (5x, Actress)
John Litel (5x, Actor)
Charles Irwin (5x, Actor)
Perc Westmore (5x, Crew)
Reginald Le Borg (5x, Crew)
Creighton Hale (5x, Actor)
Vera West (5x, Crew)
Frank Wilcox (5x, Actor)
Bud Osborne (3x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:197054, Added: 07/21/2018, Last updated: 07/16/2020