Alan Napier Overview:

Character actor, Alan Napier, was born Alan William Napier-Clavering on Jan 7, 1903 in Birmingham, England. Napier died at the age of 85 on Aug 8, 1988 in Santa Monica, CA and was laid to rest in Chapel Of The Pines Crematory Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

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Alan Napier was an extremely tall, distinguished-looking, somewhat gaunt British actor. Born in Birmingham, he was mainly a stage actor until going to Hollywood in 1919, where he played noblemen, butlers, senior officers and aristocrats (1942, Random Harvest; 1943, The Song of Bernadette; 1943, Madame Curie). In the 1960s he became well known as Alfred, Batman's manservant on the hit television series "Batman" (1966-1968).

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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Alan Napier Quotes:

Mr. Rutland: The best thing for the inside of a man or a woman is the outside of a horse.


Capt. Ben Wickett: You fed our passengers well, Mr. Kobb?
Mr. Kobb: Very well, Captain.
Capt. Ben Wickett: Good, Ill not have it said that Bloodthirsty Ben is lacking in his duties as a host. Now that you have dined the two gentlemen, wine them.
Mr. Kobb: Aye, sir.
Capt. Ben Wickett: Then throw them overboard.
Mr. Kobb: Aye, aye, sir.
[laughter]


The Commodore: Look at that woman over there.
Doc Carver: Looks just like a cat.


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Alan Napier Facts
Immigrated to the United States on 28 April 1939.

He was initially reluctant to sign on to play Batman's butler, Alfred Pennyworth, on "Batman" (1966) until a friend pointed out to him that the show would make him the most famous butler in the world.

Father of Jennifer Nichols.

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