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BRUCE BENNETT BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Bruce Bennett was born on May 19th, 1906 in Tacoma, Washington with the birth name Harold Herman Brix.  He was the fourth child out of five total born to parents who immigrated from Germany to the United States.  Bennett first became very interested in athletics and after high school he went on to study at the University of Washington where he studied economics and also excelled in football.  He was also very involved in track and field and actually won the Silver Medal for shot-putting in the 1928 Olympic Games.
 
After being asked to compete for the Los Angeles Athletics Club, Bennett decided to relocate to California.  It was when he became friends with actor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. that his new found friend convinced him to go for a screen test with Paramount Pictures.
 
He was the original first choice to play Tarzan in, "Tarzan the Ape Man" (1932) however he lost out on the role when he suffered a shoulder injury during filming of, "Touchdown" (1931).  It did not take too long for Bennett to be chosen for an independent film, "The New Adventures of Tarzan" (1935).  When he took on this role he was being credited under the stage name, Herman Brix.  This was a serial and the only Tarzan film that represented the character correctly.  Other roles that followed were few such as in, "Hawk of the Wilderness" (1938), but otherwise he found himself being very typecast and was unable to find any work.
 
He decided to take a break from acting, study acting and then changed his stage name to Bruce Bennett.  This was the best career choice he could have made as upon his return to the industry, film roles came easy to him.  He became a member of Columbia Stock Company. 
 
He again took a brief break from acting to serve in the military during World War II.  Upon coming back to work as an actor, Bennett was seen on the big screen in such films as, "Sahara" (1943) starring Humphrey Bogart, "Mildred Pierce" (1945) starring Joan Crawford, "Nora Prentiss" (1947), "Dark Passage" (1947), "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948) starring Humphrey Bogart and John Huston, "Mystery Street" (1950), "Sudden Fear" (1952) and "Strategic Air Command" (1955) starring James Stewart
 
After appearing in two more films in the late 50's, "The Alligator People" (1959) and "Fiend of Dope Island" (1961), he retired completely from the industry and found work as a sales manager for a vending machine company. 
 
Bennett was married only once to Jeannette C. Braddock whom he wed in 1933 and they remained married until she passed away on June 30th, 2000.  They had two children together, Christopher and Christina, and seven years later Bruce Bennett passed away on February 24th, 2007 in Santa Monica, California after suffering from complications from a broken hip. 


Filmography

1980 Laat de dokter maar schuiven 
1973 The Clones 
1972 Deadhead Miles 
1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury 
1970-1971 Lassie 
1970 Lassie: Well of Love
1968 Daktari 
1967 The Virginian
1958-1965 Perry Mason 
1965 Branded 
1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre 
1961 The Outsider 
1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin
1961 The Fiend of Dope Island 
1960 Laramie 
1959 The Alligator People
1959 The Cosmic Man 
1958 77 Sunset Strip 
1958 Rescue 8
1958 The Texan
1958 Flaming Frontier 
1958 Panic!
1958 Tales of Wells Fargo
1957-1958 Whirlybirds 
1957 Playhouse 90
1957 West Point 
1955-1957 Science Fiction Theatre 
1956 Three Violent People
1956 Love Me Tender 
1956 Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer
1956 Crossroads
1956 The Three Outlaws 
1956 The Bottom of the Bottle 
1956 Hidden Guns 
1955 Robbers' Roost 
1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
1955 Damon Runyon Theater
1955 Strategic Air Command 
1955 The Big Tip Off
1954 Schlitz Playhouse
1954 Cavalcade of America 
1953-1954 Lux Video Theatre
1954 Dragonfly Squadron
1954 Stories of the Century
1952-1954 The Ford Television Theatre 
1953-1954 Fireside Theatre 
1953 The Loretta Young Show
1953 Dream Wife 
1952 Sudden Fear
1951 Angels in the Outfield 
1951 The Last Outpost
1951 The Great Missouri Raid
1950 The Second Face
1950 Shakedown 
1950 Mystery Street 
1949 Undertow
1949 Without Honor
1949 The Doctor and the Girl
1949 The House Across the Street
1949 Task Force
1949 The Younger Brothers
1948 Smart Girls Don't Talk 
1948 Silver River
1948 To the Victor
1948 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1947 Dark Passage
1947 Cheyenne
1947 Nora Prentiss
1947 The Man I Love
1946 A Stolen Life
1945 Danger Signal
1945 Mildred Pierce 
1944 I'm from Arkansas
1944 U-Boat Prisoner
1943 There's Something About a Soldier
1943 Sahara
1943 Frontier Fury
1943 Murder in Times Square
1943 The More the Merrier 
1942 Underground Agent  
1942 Sabotage Squad
1942 Atlantic Convoy
1942 Submarine Raider
1942 Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
1942 Sappy Birthday
1941 Honolulu Lu 
1941 Three Girls About Town 
1941 The Officer and the Lady 
1941 Two Latins from Manhattan 
1941 Dutiful But Dumb
1941 So Long Mr. Chumps
1940 The Phantom Submarine 
1940 The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date
1940 A Bundle of Bliss
1940 West of Abilene
1940 No Census, No Feeling 
1940 So You Won't Talk
1940 Glamour for Sale 
1940 The Spook Speaks
1940 Before I Hang
1940 The Secret Seven 
1940 How High Is Up? 
1940 Girls of the Road 
1940 The Taming of the Snood 
1940 Babies for Sale 
1940 Boobs in the Woods 
1940 The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady
1940 Island of Doomed Men
1940 Escape to Glory
1940 The Man from Tumbleweeds 
1940 The Man with Nine Lives
1940 Blazing Six Shooters 
1940 The Heckler 
1940 Five Little Peppers at Home 
1940 Convicted Woman
1940 His Bridal Fright 
1940 Cafe Hostess 
1939 Invisible Stripes 
1939 My Son Is Guilty 
1939 Blondie Brings Up Baby 
1939 Five Little Peppers and How They Grew 
1939 Daredevils of the Red Circle 
1938 Hawk of the Wilderness 
1938 The Fighting Devil Dogs 
1938 Land of Fighting Men
1938 The Lone Ranger 
1937 Amateur Crook
1937 Danger Patrol
1937 Sky Racket 
1937 Million Dollar Racket 
1937 Flying Fists 
1937 A Million to One 
1937 Blake of Scotland Yard 
1936 Silks and Saddles 
1936 Two Minutes to Play
1936 Shadow of Chinatown 
1935 The New Adventures of Tarzan 
1934 Student Tour 
1934 Death on the Diamond 
1934 Treasure Island 
1934 Riptide 
1934 You Can't Buy Everything 
1933 Meet the Baron 
1933 College Humor 
1932 Madison Square Garden 
1932 Million Dollar Legs 
1931 Touchdown





Matinee Classics - The Fighting Devil Dogs starring Lee Powell, Herman Brix, Eleanor Stewart, Montagu Love, Hugh Sothern, Sam Flint, Perry Ivins, Forrest Taylor and John Picorri
Matinee Classics - Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer starring Bruce Bennett, Lon Chaney Jr. and Faron Young
Matinee Classics - Bruce Bennett aka Herman Brix, Olympic medalist and actor
Matinee Classics - A Stolen Life starring Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Dane Clark, Walter Brennan and Charles Ruggles
Matinee Classics - Task Force starring Gary Cooper, Jane Wyatt, Wayne Morris, Walter Brennan, Julie London, Bruce Bennett, Jack Holt, Stanley Ridges, John Ridgely, Richard Rober, Art Baker, Moroni Olsen, Ray Montgomery and Harlan Warde
Matinee Classics - Sabotage Squad starring Bruce Bennett, Kay Harris, Edward Norris, Sidney Blackmer, John Tyrrell, George McKay, Robert Emmett, Eddie Laughton, Edward Hearn, Pat Lane, John Dilson and Don Beddoe
Matinee Classics - Sahara starring Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Rex Ingram, Richard Nugent, Dan Duryea, Carl Habord and Patrick O'Moore
Matinee Classics - Shakedown starring Howard Duff, Brian Donlevy, Peggy Dow, Lawrence Tierney, Bruce Bennett, Anne Vernon, Charles Sherlock, Rock Hudson, Peggie Castle and Joseph Pevney
Matinee Classics - Silver River starring Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Thomas Mitchell, Bruce Bennett, Tom D'Andrea, Barton MacLane, Monte Blue, Jonathan Hale, Al Bridge, Arthur Space and Robert J. Anderson
Matinee Classics - Silver River starring Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Thomas Mitchell, Bruce Bennett, Tom D'Andrea, Barton MacLane, Monte Blue, Jonathan Hale, Al Bridge, Arthur Space and Robert J. Anderson


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