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Nigel Bruce ACTOR


Nigel Bruce was born on February 4th, 1895 in Ensenada, in Baja California with the birth name William Nigel Ernle Bruce.  His father, Sir William W. Bruce worked as an engineer and Bruce was actually educated in England.
When he completed his education he found work as a stock broker and during World War I he served in the British Army.  He was actually injured, discharged and for a while, confined to live life in a wheelchair.  Luckily, he recovered and in 1919 he chose to pursue a career as an actor.
His first stage appearance was in 1920 at the Comedy Theatre in, "Why Marry?" followed by a role in "Eliza Comes to Stay".  Nigel continued to work as a stage actor for about eight years before finally landing a role in films.  He relocated to Hollywood, California and began working the Hollywood film scene.
In total, Bruce appeared in seventy eight films such as "Treasure Island" (1934), "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1934), "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" (1936), "Rebecca" (1940), "Suspicion" (1941), "Lassie Come Home" (1943) and "The Corn is Green" (1945) amongst many others. 
His most well known role was in the Sherlock Holmes film series between 1939 and 1946 as the role of Doctor Watson.  He appeared in all fourteen films and also over 200 radio programs of, "The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes".
Nigel's final film role was in 1954 in "World for Ransom" and he was married only one time to British actress, Violet Campbell on May 21st, 1921 and they had two children, Jennifer and Pauline.  The couple remained married until he passed away on October 8th, 1953 in Santa Monica, California after suffering from a heart attack.
His remains were cremated and his ashes are stored in the vault at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles, California. 


1954 World for Ransom
1954 Four Star Playhouse
1952 Bwana Devil
1952 Limelight
1952 Hong Kong
1950 Vendetta
1948 Julia Misbehaves
1947 The Exile
1947 The Two Mrs. Carrolls
1946 Dressed to Kill
1946 Terror by Night
1945 Pursuit to Algiers
1945 The Woman in Green
1945 Son of Lassie
1945 The Corn Is Green
1945 The House of Fear
1944 Frenchman's Creek
1944 Gypsy Wildcat
1944 The Pearl of Death
1944 The Scarlet Claw
1944 The Spider Woman
1943 Crazy House
1943 Lassie Come Home
1943 Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
1943 Sherlock Holmes in Washington
1943 Forever and a Day
1943 Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon 
1942 Journey for Margaret 
1942 Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror 
1942 Eagle Squadron 
1942 This Above All
1942 Roxie Hart 
1941 Suspicion 
1941 The Chocolate Soldier
1941 This Woman Is Mine 
1941 Free and Easy
1941 Play Girl 
1941 Hudson's Bay
1940 A Dispatch from Reuter's
1940 Susan and God
1940 Lillian Russell
1940 Rebecca
1940 Adventure in Diamonds
1940 The Blue Bird
1939 The Rains Came
1939 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
1939 The Hound of the Baskervilles
1938 Suez
1938 Kidnapped
1938 The Baroness and the Butler 
1937 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
1937 Thunder in the City 
1936 The Man I Marry 
1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade 
1936 Follow Your Heart
1936 The White Angel 
1936 Under Two Flags 
1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
1935 The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
1935 Jalna
1935 She
1935 Becky Sharp
1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel
1934 Springtime for Henry
1934 The Lady Is Willing
1934 Treasure Island
1934 Murder in Trinidad
1934 Stand Up and Cheer!
1934 Coming-Out Party
1933 Channel Crossing
1933 I Was a Spy
1932 Midshipmaid Gob 
1932 Lord Camber's Ladies
1931 Bachelor's Folly
1930 The Perfect Alibi
1930 Escape
1930 The Squeaker
1929 Red Aces
1922 Flames of Passion   

Matinee Classics - Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne, William Post Jr., Dennis Hoey, Holmes Herbert and Mary Gordon
Matinee Classics - Limelight starring Charlie Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce and Buster Keaton
Matinee Classics - Free and Easy starring Robert Cummings, Ruth Hussey, Judith Anderson, C. Aubrey Smith, Nigel Bruce, Charles Coleman, Tom Conway, Forrester Harvey, Theresa Maxwell Conover and Frederick Worlock
Matinee Classics - Nigel Bruce
Matinee Classics - Rebecca starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Nigel Bruce, Reginald Denny, C. Aubrey Smith, Gladys Cooper, Florence Bates, Melville Cooper and Leo G. Carroll
Matinee Classics - Rebecca starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Nigel Bruce, Reginald Denny, C. Aubrey Smith, Gladys Cooper, Florence Bates, Melville Cooper and Leo G. Carroll
Matinee Classics - Stand Up and Cheer starring Warner Baxter, Madge Evans, James Dunn, Sylvia Froos, John Boles, Arthur Byron, Shirley Temple, Ralph Morgan, Tess Gardella, Frank Mitchell, Jack Durant, Dick Foran, Nigel Bruce, Skins Miller and Stepin Fetchit
Matinee Classics - Terror by Night starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Dennis Hoey, Renee Godfrey, Frederick Worlock, Mary Forbes, Skelton Knaggs, Billy Bevan and Geoffrey Steele
Matinee Classics - The Blue Bird starring Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard, Eddie Collins, Sybil Jason, Jessie Ralph, Helen Ericson, Johnny Russell, Laura Hope, Russell Hicks, Cecilia Loftus, Al Shean, Leona Roberts, Gene Reynolds, Stanley Andrews, Frank Dawson, Sterling Holloway, Thurston Hall, Edwin Maxwell, Herbert Evans, Brandon Hurst, Keith Hitchcock, Tommy Baker, Dorothy Joyce, Billy Cook and Scotty Beckett
Matinee Classics - The Charge of the Light Brigade starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, C. Henry Gordon, David Niven, Nigel Bruce, Spring Byington, Donald Crisp, Henry Stephenson, G. P. Huntley, E. E. Clive, Robert Barrat, J. Carrol Naish, Walter Holbrook, Princess Baigum, Charles Sedgwick, Scotty Beckett, George Regas and Helen Sanborn

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