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Nigel Bruce
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Birth Date:February 14, 1895
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
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Died Date:October 8, 1953

Occupation:Movie Actor

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Nigel Bruce

Biography:Nigel Bruce (September 4, 1895 - October 8, 1953), usually credited as Nigel Bruce, was a British character actor, best known as Dr. Watson in a series of films and radio starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes.

The son of a baronet, he was born in Ensenada, Mexico, where his parents were on vacation.

He was severely wounded in World War I and spent most of the war in a wheelchair.

In 1920 he began his career on stage and eight years later started working in silent films. In 1934 he moved to Hollywood. During his career he worked on 78 movies, including Treasure Island, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Lassie Come Home, The Corn is Green, and Bwana Devil. He also appeared in the Alfred Hitchcock film, Suspicion.

He played buffoonish, fuzzy-minded gentlemen and his signature role was that of Dr. Watson in the Sherlock Holmes series beginning in 1939 with his good friend Basil Rathbone. Holmes purists objected that Watson in the books was an intelligent and capable person, just not a super detective, and that the Bruce portrayal made him seem dimmer and more bumbling than he was. But for millions of fans, Bruce was the definitive Watson. There were 14 films made and he also played Watson on the radio.

Bruce died from a heart attack in Santa Monica, California in 1953, aged 58. He was cremated, and his ashes stored in the vault at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles.

He wrote an autobiography called Games Gossip and Greasepaint which has never been published. The manuscript is with his daughter, Pauline Page, who lives near Oxford in England. However excerpts can be read at

His last movie, World for Ransom, was released posthumously in 1954.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Bwana Devil (1952)
Lassie Come Home (1943)
Suspicion (1941)

Personality and Character Cards:
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Nigel Bruce's Personality Tarot Card The Hanged Man - Personality Card

Birthday: February 14, 1895

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

Nigel Bruce's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: February 14, 1895

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Nigel Bruce's Growth Tarot Card The Hermit

Birthday: February 14, 2018

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.




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