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Bert Wheeler

Biography

Comedian, acting professional, and vaudeville performer who appeared in Broadway displays and in comedic feature movies. He was half from the Wheeler & Woolsey humor act. He produced his film debut inside a 1929 film entitled Rio Rita; he previously earlier made an appearance in the stage creation from the same musical. He was among the celebrities of Daring Eagle, a CBS traditional western series that also presented Keith Larsen. He wedded 5th wife Patsy Orr in 1952; they divorced in 1956. He made an appearance in Rio Rita, a musical made by Florenz Ziegfeld.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bert Wheeler
Date Of Birth April 7, 1895
Died January 18, 1968, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth New Jersey
Height 1.63 m
Profession Stage Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Patsy Orr, Sally Haines, Bernice Wheeler, Margaret Grae
Children Patricia Walters
Movies Hips, Hips, Hooray!, Diplomaniacs, Half Shot at Sunrise, Rio Rita, Hook, Line and Sinker, Dixiana, Kentucky Kernels, Cockeyed Cavaliers, Cracked Nuts, So This Is Africa, The Nitwits, The Cuckoos, Hold 'Em Jail, High Flyers, On Again-Off Again, Caught Plastered, Girl Crazy, Mummy's Boys, Too Many Cooks, Las Vegas Nights, The Cowboy Quarterback, The Rainmakers, Peach O'Reno, Silly Billies, A Night at the Biltmore Bowl
TV Shows Brave Eagle
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1 Nine of the 21 movies he and Woolsey made together were released in a DVD collection entitled "Wheeler & Woolsey: RKO Comedy Classics Collection" in March 2013 by Warner Archive.
2 Bert Wheeler had one child with actress Bernice Wheeler. Their daughter, Patricia Anne Wheeler, was born in 1936 and died of cancer in 1968.
3 In later years he teamed with a new partner, Tommy Dillon, a young chap he worked with in Las Vegas and Manhattan's Latin Quarter.
4 Was teamed with Robert Woolsey for the Broadway production "Rio Rita", the teaming was so successful, that they were signed by RKO to repeat their stage roles in a movie version. Wheeler & Woolsey were the first comedy team to emerge as stars from sound pictures with their partnership lasting until Woolsey's death in 1938.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Defenders 1962 TV Series Mike Finn
The Robert Herridge Theater 1960 TV Series
The Life of Riley 1956 TV Series Thaddeus
Brave Eagle 1955-1956 TV Series Smokey Joe Smokey
The Awful Sleuth 1951 Short Bert
Musical Comedy Time 1950 TV Series Chuck Bean
Robert Montgomery Presents 1950 TV Series Character
Cavalcade of Stars 1950 TV Series Guest Comedian
Innocently Guilty 1950 Short Hodkinson G. Pogglebrewer
Las Vegas Nights 1941 Stu Grant
The Cowboy Quarterback 1939 Harry Lynn
A Vaudeville Interlude 1938 Short Bert (as Bert)
High Flyers 1937 Jerry Lane
Sunday Night at the Trocadero 1937 Short Bert Wheeler
On Again-Off Again 1937 William Hobbs
Mummy's Boys 1936 Stanley Wright
Silly Billies 1936 Roy Banks
The Rainmakers 1935 Billy
A Night at the Biltmore Bowl 1935 Short Bert Wheeler
The Nitwits 1935 Johnny
Kentucky Kernels 1934 Willie
Cockeyed Cavaliers 1934 Bert Winstanley
Hips, Hips, Hooray! 1934 Andy
Signing 'em Up 1933 Short Bert Wheeler
Diplomaniacs 1933 Willy
So This Is Africa 1933 Wilbur
Hold 'Em Jail 1932 Curley Harris
The Hollywood Handicap 1932 Short Character
Girl Crazy 1932 Jimmy Deegan - The Taxi Driver
Peach-O-Reno 1931 Wattles
Caught Plastered 1931 Tommy Tanner
Oh! Oh! Cleopatra 1931 Short Mark Antony
Too Many Cooks 1931 Albert 'Al' Bennett
Cracked Nuts 1931 Wendell Graham
The Stolen Jools 1931 Short Bert Wheeler
Hook Line and Sinker 1930 Wilbur Boswell
Half Shot at Sunrise 1930 Tommy Turner
Dixiana 1930 Peewee
The Cuckoos 1930 Sparrow
The Voice of Hollywood No. 9 1930 Short Bert Wheeler - Guest Host
Small Timers 1929 Short Bert Wheeler
Rio Rita 1929 Chick Bean

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical 2008 Video documentary performer: "Unidentified Tune" - uncredited
Las Vegas Nights 1941 performer: "Dolores" uncredited, "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary", "That's Southern Hospitality" uncredited
The Cowboy Quarterback 1939 performer: "Mother Machree" 1910 - uncredited
On Again-Off Again 1937 performer: "One Happy Family" 1937, "Thanks to You" 1937
Silly Billies 1936 performer: "Tumble on Tumbleweed" 1931 - uncredited
The Rainmakers 1935 performer: "Isn't Love the Grandest Thing?" 1935 - uncredited
The Nitwits 1935 "Music in My Heart" 1935 / performer: "Music in My Heart" 1935
Kentucky Kernels 1934 performer: "One Little Kiss" 1934, "Supper Song" 1934 - uncredited
Cockeyed Cavaliers 1934 performer: "And the Big Bad Wolf was Dead" 1934, "Dilly Dally" 1934 - uncredited
Hips, Hips, Hooray! 1934 "Keep On Doin' What You're Doin'" 1933, uncredited / performer: "Keep Romance Alive" 1933, "Keep On Doin' What You're Doin'" 1933 - uncredited
Diplomaniacs 1933 performer: "Ood-Gay Eye-bay" 1933, "Annie Laurie" ca 1834, "Sing To Me" 1933, "On the Boulevard" 1933, "Sing to Me" 1933, "The Old Folks at Home Swanee River" 1851, "No More War" 1933 - uncredited
Girl Crazy 1932 performer: "You've Got What Gets Me" 1932 - uncredited
Peach-O-Reno 1931 performer: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" 1921, "From Niagara Falls to Reno", "Carolina Moon" 1928, "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes", "Les patineurs The Skaters" - uncredited
Caught Plastered 1931 performer: "The Fountain in the Park" 1884, "I'm That Way About You" 1931 - uncredited
Cracked Nuts 1931 performer: "Dance" 1931 - uncredited
Half Shot at Sunrise 1930 performer: "WHISTLING THE BLUES AWAY" 1930 - uncredited
Dixiana 1930 performer: "My One Ambition Is You" 1930, "I Am Your Baby Now" - uncredited
The Cuckoos 1930 performer: "Oh! How We Love Our Alma Mater" 1926, "Good-Bye" 1926, "I Love You So Much It's a Wonder You Don't Feel It" 1930, "Sweet Adeline" 1903 - uncredited
Rio Rita 1929 performer: "Are You There" 1927, "Out on the Loose" 1927, "Sweetheart, We Need Each Other" 1927 - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Brown Derby 1926

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Merv Griffin Show 1965-1966 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1952-1960 TV Series Himself / Himself - Comedian
Brains & Brawn 1958 TV Series Himself
The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom 1958 TV Series Himself
The NBC Comedy Hour 1956 TV Series Himself - Comedian
Stage Show 1954 TV Series Himself
The Arthur Murray Party 1951-1952 TV Series Himself - Comedian / Himself - Comedic Actor / Himself - Actor
All Star Summer Revue 1952 TV Series Himself - Co-Host
The James Melton Show 1951 TV Series Himself
Cavalcade of Stars 1949-1951 TV Series Himself - Guest Comic / Himself - Guest Vaudeville Comic / Himself - Host
Texaco Star Theatre 1948-1951 TV Series Himself - Comedian / Himself - Guest Host
Hollywood on Parade No. A-3 1932 Short Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 6 1931 Short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Classic Comedy Teams 1986 Video documentary Himself
Bob Hope's World of Comedy 1976 TV Movie Tribute Montage
Hollywood and the Stars 1963 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Bound 1947 Edited from: A Night at the Biltmore Bowl
Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 8: Looking Back 1946 Short Himself
Hollywood on Parade No. A-12 1933 Short Himself (uncredited)
The Voice of Hollywood No. 26 1931 Short Himself

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#Quote
1 [on working for Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., who made no secret of the fact that he didn't appreciate comics] You could never get the stage to rehearse. He'd be using it to drape those gorgeous dames. You could rehearse in the alley for all he cared. But when you worked for Mr. Ziegfeld you had made it. That was the tops.


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