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Eddie Bracken Overview:

Legendary character actor, Eddie Bracken, was born Edward Vincent Bracken on Feb 7, 1915 in Astoria, NY. Bracken died at the age of 87 on Nov 14, 2002 in Montclair, NJ and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.



He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Radio and Television. Bracken was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Eddie Bracken Quotes:

Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith: [after hearing that the town wants to build a statue of him] What do I do now?
Sgt. Heppelfinger: Well, you just let it blow over.
Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith: Did you ever see a statue blow over?

Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith: [eating pancakes for breakfast with the six Marines; Libby enters] Good morning, Libby. Won't you join us in a stack of collision mats - as they say in the good old Marine Corps. - and a cup of jamoke?

Clint Kelly: But I haven't got a band!
Jojo Jordan: [referring to D. Arnaz] With the possible exception of one or two of us, who has ?

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Eddie won a Best Actor (Musical) Tony nomination playing Horace Vandergelder in the Broadway revival of "Hello, Dolly!" opposite Carol Channing in 1978.

His wife of 63 years, Connie, a former actress, died in August of 2002, just three months before Eddie's passing. Connie was his leading lady in the Broadway production of "What a Life" in 1938.

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