Bramwell Fletcher Biography (1904-1988)

Born February 20, 1904, in Bradford, England; died June 22, 1988, in Westmoreland, NH; son of Benjamin and Jean (Scott) Fletcher; married Helen Chandler,February 14, 1935 (divorced); married Diana Barrymore, July 30, 1942 (divorced); married Susan Robinson, April 12, 1950 (divorced); married Lael Tucker Wertenbaker, September 26, 1970; children: Catherine, Kent, Whitney (third marriage).

CTFT learned that as the understudy for Rex Harrison and later Edward Mulharein the original Broadway production of My Fair Lady, Bramwell Fletcher appeared in the role of Henry Higgins for more than 200 performances between 1956and 1961. According to his obituary in the New York Times, "During the hundreds of performances in which Mr. Fletcher stood by but did not go on, he concentrated on his lifelong passion for art, developing a second career as a portrait painter; he maintained a studio near the theatre from which he contendedthat he could reach the stage in 20 seconds, if necessary."

Birth Details
February 20, 1904
Bradford, England
Death Details
June 22, 1988
Westmoreland, New Hampshire, United States

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