Actor Freddie Bartholomew

Celebrity Q&A
on June 13, 2011

What became of Freddie Bartholomew, who starred in the movies David Copperfield, The Devil Is a Sissy and Captains Courageous?
—Ric Reneaux, Gardnerville, Nev.

The Irish-born child actor, who was raised in London by his aunt, was a smashing success in the 1930s films you named. He starred also in Anna Karenina, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Kidnapped and Tom Brown’s Schooldays. He retired from the screen in the early 1950s and made his second career in advertising, also working as a producer and director for TV soap operas. Bartholomew died in 1992 at the age of 67 from heart failure and emphysema.

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