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Freddie Bartholomew

American child actor, Freddie Bartholomew (1924-1992) was born in Middlesex, London. By the age of 3, he was living with his paternal grandparents and primarily being cared for by his Aunt Cissie.

Aunt Cissie took Freddie to Hollywood when the boy was 10. He became an overnight sensation playing the title role in David Copperfield (1934). His popularity increased with other films such as Swiss Family Robinson (1940) and Tom Brown’s School Days (1940).

At one point, he was – after Shirley Temple – the highest paid child star in Hollywood.

During the 1950s, Freddie Bartholomew moved to New York and worked in advertising.

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