Aldrich Bowker
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Aldrich Bowker

Aldrich Bowker
Born(1875-01-01)January 1, 1875
DiedMarch 21, 1947(1947-03-21) (aged 72)
Years active? – 1942

Aldrich Bowker (January 1, 1875 – March 21, 1947) was an American stage- and film actor.[1]


Bowker was born in Ashby, Massachusetts.[2] He graduated from Fitchburg High School.[3] His debut came in Boston in a stage adaptation of The Christian, by Hall Caine.[4]

He was a long-time stage performer in Chicago and Cincinnati, and in summer stock at amusement park Whalom Park in Lunenburg, Massachusetts. He was a pioneer in "open air" theatre at Whalom Park and at his summer home in Ashburnham, where other performers were frequent guests, including Ainsworth Arnold and Bette Davis.

Between 1912 and 1938 he was active on Broadway. Notable stage plays he performed in were The High Road (1912), A Night in Avignon (1919), You Can't Take It With You (1936) and 200 Were Chosen (1936).[5]

Between 1939 and 1942 he appeared in about 25 films,[] including Ball of Fire (1941).[6]

Bowker died at Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino, California, from arteriosclerosis and senility[7].

Partial filmography


  1. ^ "Aldrich Bowker on IMDB". Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Aldrich Bowker, Actor, Dies, 72; Native of Ashby". Fitchburg Sentinel. Massachusetts, Fitchburg. March 25, 1947. p. 1. Retrieved 2018 – via access
  3. ^ "Bowker". Fitchburg Sentinel. Massachusetts, Fitchburg. March 25, 1947. p. 6. Retrieved 2018 – via access
  4. ^ Irwin, Virgnia (January 24, 1938). "Bachelor in a Grandpa Role". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Missouri, St. Louis. p. 2 D. Retrieved 2018 – via access
  5. ^ "Aldrich Bowker". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on September 18, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Goldwyn Signs Aldrich Bowker". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. New York, Brooklyn. October 3, 1941. p. 27. Retrieved 2018 – via access
  7. ^ Wilson, S. (2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers. p. 80. ISBN 9781476625997. Retrieved 2018.

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