Freddie Bartholomew


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Birth Name: Freddie Bartholomew
Born: 03/28/1924
Birth Place: London, England, GB
Death Place: Sarasota, Florida, USA
Died: 01/23/1992

With a salary eclipsed only by that of child superstar Shirley Temple, Bartholomew was earning $2,500 a week by the late 30s, though his career began to wane after numerous court battles between his guardian-aunt and his parents over his earnings. After service in WWII he made a stab at a career in vaudeville and nightclubs before turning to TV, where he hosted a daytime program in the 1950s and then became associate director of a New York TV station. In the mid-1950s he again switched careers, this time joining New York's Benton and Bowles agency as an advertising executive.

Popular Television:
1991 MGM: When the Lion Roars
1991 MGM Story