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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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Bert: I went out with a girl once that told me to go jump in the lake... When I got back, she was gone.

Train Ticket Clerk: [after Woodrow buys tickets to leave] Where are you going? Thought you was running for mayor.
Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith: I changed my mind.
Train Ticket Clerk: That's very unusual.
Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith: Well, this is an unusual case

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?

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Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 58-59. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387

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.

He was awarded two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard and for Radio at 1651 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

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