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:

Macduff: Stands Scotland where it did?
A Holy Father: Alas, poor country, almost afraid to know itself. It cannot be called our mother, but our grave...


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


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


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