Freddie Bartholomew

Shop by the Stars aisle featuring Freddie Bartholomew (1924-1992) vintage movie cards, still photos, ephemera, and other collectibles. London-born child star at his peak in the mid- to late-1930s best recalled for starring in successful literary adaptations such as David Copperfield (1935), Anna Karenina (1935), Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936), Captains Courageous (1937) and Kidnapped (1938). If it wasn't for Shirley Temple, Freddie would have been the most popular child star in the world at this time. One of my own favorites features Freddie alongside fellow child stars Mickey Rooney and Jackie Cooper in The Devil Is a Sissy (1936). The writing was on the wall for Bartholomew after World War II, when he had sprouted into a tall skinny young man and was no longer the cute little fellow of those earlier movies. He moved into a successful career in television production and advertising.

Birthday: March 28