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Freddie Bartholomew was an English-American child actor. One of the most famous child actors of all time, he became very popular in 1930s Hollywood films. His most famous starring roles are in Captains Courageous and Little Lord Fauntleroy. He was born in London and for the title role of David Copperfield, he emigrated to the United States in 1934, living there the rest of his life. He became an American citizen in 1943 following World War II military service. Despite his great success and acclaim following David Copperfield, his childhood film stardom was marred by nearly constant legal battles and payouts which eventually took a huge toll on both his finances and his career. In adulthood, after World War II service, his film career dwindled rapidly, and he switched from performing to directing and producing in the medium of television.
March 28, 1924, London, England, UK
January 23, 1992
1935 Anna KareninaSergei 1935 David CopperfieldDavid, the child 1935 A Dream Comes TrueHimself (uncredited) 1936 Little Lord FauntleroyCedric Erroll 1936 The Devil Is a SissyClaude Pierce 1937 Captains CourageousHarvey Cheyne 1937 Lloyd's of LondonYoung Jonathan Blake 1937 Hollywood PartyHimself 1938 Listen, DarlingBuzz Mitchell 1938 Lord JeffGeoffrey Braemer 1938 KidnappedDavid Balfour 1940 Tom Brown's School DaysEast 1964 The Big Parade of Comedy 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II(archive footage) 1986 The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine HepburnLimited to the 15 most popular items