Freddie Bartholomew one of the most famous child actors of all time

Frederick Cecil Bartholomew (March 28, 1924 – January 23, 1992), known as Freddie Bartholomew, was an English-American child actor. One of the most famous child actors of all time, he became very popular in 1930s Hollywood films with his most famous starring roles are in “Captains Courageous” (1937) and “Little Lord Fauntleroy” (1936). Bartholomew was born in London, England and for the title role of MGM’s “David Copperfield” (1935), he immigrated to the United States at the age of 10 in 1934, living there the rest of his life. Freddie Bartholomew became an American citizen in 1943 following World War II military service. As a twelve year old, on April 4, 1936, Bartholomew placed his handprints, footprints, and signature in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Freddie Bartholomew also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard.

Freddie Bartholomew

Freddie Bartholomew

Freddie Bartholomew

Freddie Bartholomew

Freddie Bartholomew in "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (1936)

Freddie Bartholomew in “Little Lord Fauntleroy” (1936)

Freddie Bartholomew and W.C. Fields in "David Copperfield" (1935 - MGM)

Freddie Bartholomew and W.C. Fields in
“David Copperfield” (1935 – MGM)

Freddie Bartholomew in "Captains Corageous" (1937 - MGM)

Freddie Bartholomew in “Captains Corageous” (1937 – MGM)

Freddie Bartholomew with Judy Garland in "Listen,Darling" (1938)

Freddie Bartholomew with Judy Garland in
“Listen,Darling” (1938)

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