Biography

David Bruce (born Marden Andrew McBroom; January 6, 1914 – May 3, 1976) was an American film actor, known for his chilling performance as Ted Allison in The Mad Ghoul. He was a company member of Peninsula Players Theatre in Fish Creek, Wisconsin in 1939.

Born in Kankakee, Illinois, he signed a movie contract with Warner Brothers in 1940. The Northwestern University graduate appeared in many movies from the 1940s until 1955 when Bruce decided to give up acting. The 6' 1" (1.85 m) actor appeared in over 60 movies including Flying Tigers (1942), Christmas Holiday (1944) and Lady on a Train (1945).

David Bruce (born Marden Andrew McBroom; January 6, 1914 – May 3, 1976) was an American film actor, known for his chilling performance as Ted Allison in The Mad Ghoul. He was a company member of Peninsula Players Theatre in Fish Creek, Wisconsin in 1939.

Born in Kankakee, Illinois, he signed a movie contract with Warner Brothers in 1940. The Northwestern University graduate appeared in many movies from the 1940s until 1955 when Bruce decided to give up acting. The 6' 1" (1.85 m) actor appeared in over 60 movies including Flying Tigers (1942), Christmas Holiday (1944) and Lady on a Train (1945).

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 47

Birthday 1916-01-06

Day of Death 1976-05-03

Place of Birth Kankakee, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

  • Marden Andrew McBroom
  • Andy McBroom

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1956 Jungle Hell as Dr. Paul Morrison
1954 Cannibal Attack as Arnold King
1954 The Iron Glove as Austrian Sergeant at Tavern
1953 The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd as Alan Duncan
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 The Yellow Haired Kid as Charles
1952 Hopalong Cassidy (1 episode)
1951 The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1 episode)
1950 Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill as Tom Adams, Smith's Attorney
1950 Pygmy Island as Maj. Bolton
1950 Beulah (45 episodes)
1950 Hi-Jacked as Matt
1950 Pier 23 as Charles Giffen
1950 Young Daniel Boone as Daniel Boone
1945 That Night with You as Johnny
1945 Lady on a Train as Wayne Morgan
1945 Salome, Where She Danced as Cleve Blunt
1944 Can't Help Singing as Latham
1944 Allergic to Love as J. Roger Mace
1944 The Mummy's Ghost as Radio Voice
1944 South of Dixie as Danny Lee
1944 Moon Over Las Vegas
1944 Ladies Courageous as Frank Garrison
1944 Christmas Holiday as Gerald Tyler
1943 Calling Dr. Death as Robert 'Bob' Duval
1943 She's For Me as Michael Reed
1943 The Mad Ghoul as Ted Allison
1943 You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr Smith as Harvey Jones
1943 Corvette K-225 as Lt. Rawlins
1943 Honeymoon Lodge as Horace Crump aka Bob Sterling
1943 How's About It as Oliver
1942 Flying Tigers as Lt. Barton
1941 The Body Disappears as Jimmy Barbour
1941 The Smiling Ghost as Paul Myron
1941 Sergeant York as Bert Thomas
1941 Singapore Woman as David Ritchie
1941 The Sea Wolf as Young Sailor
1941 Flight from Destiny as John Saunders
1940 March On, Marines as Jimmy Lansing
1940 Santa Fe Trail as Phil Sheridan
1940 The Letter as Undetermined Role
1940 East of the River as Student
1940 A Dispatch from Reuter's as Bruce
1940 Knute Rockne All American as Reporter When Knute is Ill
1940 River's End as Balt
1940 Pony Express Days as Johnny Frey
1940 The Sea Hawk as Martin Burke

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