Birthday: 19-05-1906
Date of death: 24-02-2007
Star sign: Gemini

Bruce Bennett was born as Harold Herman Brix in the year 1906 on May 19th. He changed his name to Bruce Bennett when he started acting. He was born in Washington, the United States where he started his career as an athlete. Bruce was a professional shot put player and actor. He died in 2007 aged 100 due to a fracture in his hip.

Early Life

Harold Herman Brix, as he was known by in his initial days started his career in sports as an athlete. He graduated in Economics from the University of Washington where he played football in 1926. In 1928, two years after graduating Harold represented his country at the Olympics where he won a silver medal in shot put. He won consecutive titles from 1928 to 1931 making his name in the field. He set a world record in 1930, by recording 15.6 m at an indoor event. He failed to qualify for Olympics in Los Angeles after he failed the trials. Harold then moved to Los Angeles to compete in a club where he got to actor Douglas Fairbanks. He became friends with Douglas Jr. and got himself a screen test at Paramount. From here began the journey of Bruce Bennett The Actor.

Work

Harold changed his name to Bruce Bennett in 1939. He was selected to play the title role in the popular series Tarzan. He was forced to opt out of it after a shoulder injury proved to be a curse. Johnny Weissmuller replaced him and went to become a star in that role. Later, in a serial film, Harold was cast as Tarzan. Going against the odds, Harold performed stunts of his own for the film. Due to financial issues, Harold never received his salary, but he continued to work for the film. Finally, Ashton Dearholt finished the film and released it in 1935. His character became popular and was used as a title for the serial Hawk of the Wilderness. Harold by now had become the member of Columbia Pictures. He played many supporting roles in many films by Columbia Pictures. Harold’s acting career came to a stall when the World War-II broke down. He served in the US Navy until he returned in the 1940s with many television programs. During this time, he appeared in many movies like Dark Passage and Strategic Air Command. Harold became popular in the 40s after he played a detective in Undertow, directed by William Castle. His role as a forensic scientist in Mystery Street also became popular amongst the crowd. Later in his career, Bruce did many B-films. Bruce was known for his enthusiasm for adventure. He skydived from 10,000 feet at the age of 96. Bruce died when he turned 100 due to complications in his hip. Bruce married his longtime wife in 1933 and had two children. He had three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren in his honor. Bruce ended his career as a successful businessman. Even today, Bruce Bennett is remembered for the stunts he performed on his own. He has left a legacy behind him which no one has matched yet. We salute him for his hard work and dedication towards sports, acting, business and adventure.

Bruce Allpress English Actor

Bruce Allpress

Bruce was born on 25th August, 1930. His present age is 86. Born in New Zealand he grew up in Dunedin. Bruce has featured in many dramas. As a kid, he was taken to amateur theaters by his mother. During that time he always told himself he could do better. He has also engaged in television and radio. In the 80’ s he appeared regularly on "Billy .T. James". He also featured with Tommy Lee Jones in "Nate and Hayes". His most famous role was of Aldor an archer in the army of Rohan, one who shot the first Urukhai from the army of Rohan in the "Lord of the rings- two towers". He’s also famous for being the voice of Master Phant in the power ranger series- Power Rangers Jungle Fury. He made his on-screen debut as a part of the Vaudeville Act. The show was in black and white as a part of the ‘ Chesseman Singer Series’. Later after appearing in the series ‘Hunters Gold’ he played the role of the gold prospector who is sought after by the young lead. He got a chance to improve his acting skills by working on ‘Close to Home’. It was a twice a week series. "Working on a twice a week daily soap is a nice way to keep you on your toes" according to Bruce, you learn your scripts very quick. Bruce has played many supporting roles and also starred in the lead role Jocko in the series by the same name. Allpress won two best Actorfeltex awards for the series that followed this one. "Jocko" was an award-winning series. He has played many roles of police men and judges and has also played the role of working class men. In 1980 he auditioned for the role of Jocko in the series ‘High Country’ revolving around a nomadic general named Jocko. Following which he starred in the series titled "Jocko" the first season of which released later that year. It was a one-hour episode series. The second season of "Jocko" had half hour episodes. He also played Uncle Athol, an unlucky man on the movie ‘The Scarecrow’. He also worked as the Assistant Director for this film( third cast. Director), and also appeared in a small role in the hit comedy ‘ Came a hot Friday'. One of his most remembered works is the series ‘Fallout‘, based on the life of defense force chief Ewan Jamieson. His education and private life aren't so public, however some of his interviews available on YouTube definitely give a better insight to his life and his personality.

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Bruce Dern

Bruce Dern, an American actor, is often seen in numerous supporting roles in movies. Bruce was born to parents, John and Jean Dern in Chicago. Dern was born in an affluent family where his grandfather served as the Secretary of War of the United States, his uncle, Archibald MacLeish was a poet, and he was also the great-grandson of Andrew MacLeish. Adlai Stevenson, the two-time Presidential candidate, was Dern's Godfather. The Choate School and the University of Pennsylvania are the places where he pursued his education. Before setting foot in cinemas, Bruce Dern starred in the play Waiting for Godot, at its Philadelphia premiere. In the year 1960, Dern was cast in Wild River alongside Lee Remick and Montgomery Clift. Route 66 marked the debut of Dern's television career. The decade of the 1960s also saw him in Naked City, Sea Hunt, Surf Side 6, Thriller, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, 77 Sunset Strip, and The Outer Limits. The ABC-produced “Stoney Burke" featured a special appearance by Dern as E.J. Stocker. In the year 1964, Alfred Hitchcock cast him in Marnie as a sailor. In the same year, Dern pocketed roles in "Hush Hush” and Sweet Charlotte. In the years that followed, he was seen in television serials such as Wagon Train, Rawhide, The Virginian, and "12 O'Clock," The F.B.I, The Fugitive, Bonanza, The Big Valley, and "Gunsmoke." In the latter half of the 1960s, Dern featured in movies such as The Wild Angels, Clint Eastwood's "Hang 'Em High," The Trip, The War Wagon, Psych-Out, and Will Penny. In 1972, Dern pocketed roles in The Cowboys, Silent Running and The King of Marvin Gardens. He played memorable roles as Tom Buchanan in the 1974 film The Great Gatsby and a psychotic terrorist in Goodyear Blimp. Dern was presented with an Academy Award nomination for " Coming Home" where he was cast as Captain Bob Hyde. “Family Plot” which was Alfred Hitchcock's final movie also saw Dern in a supporting role. The year 1983 presented him with a Silver Bear Award for the Best Actor for his work in "That Championship Season" at the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival. Dern was bestowed with a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in 2010. In the following year, at The Gold Coast International Film Festival, Dern was presented with a Legend Award. 2013 also saw Dern pocket nominations for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award and was adjudged the Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for his role in " Nebraska."

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