Nigel Bruce was born on February 14, 1895 in Ensenada, Mexico.
Nigel Bruce passed away on October 8, 1953 in Santa Monica,
California, from a heart attack.
Nigel Bruce's birth name was William Nigel Bruce and he went
by the nickname Willie.
Nigel Bruce is best known for his inimitable, forever-indelible
portrayals of a most blithering Dr 'John Watson' opposite
Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes in Universal's World War
II-era Holmes' films.
Bruce wrote an autobiography entitled: Games, Gossip and
Greasepaint which has not been published. However, many extracts
from his book were published in The Sherlock Holmes Journal
(London/Oxford, England) Winter issue 1998 Volume 19 Number
Nigel Bruce first played Dr. Watson in 1939's THE HOUND OF
THE BASKERVILLES. Nigel Bruce's last appeared as the character
in 1946's DRESSED TO KILL the portrayal has endeared him to
generations of fans.
Nigel Bruce's other notable credits include...
WORLD FOR RANSOM (1954)
BWANA DEVIL (1952)
THE TWO MRS. CARROLLS (1947)
THE WOMEN IN GREEN (1945)
SON OF LASSIE (1945)
LASSIE COME HOME (1943)
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE HOUSE OF FEAR (1945)
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SPIDER WOMEN (1944)
SHERLOCK HOLMES IN WASHINGTON (1943)
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON (1943)
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE VOICE OF TERROR (1942)
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1939)
THE MAN WHO BROKE THE BANK AT MONTE CARLO (1935)
Nigel Bruce with his co-stars
in SHERLOCK HOLMES-TERROR BY NIGHT
Nigel Bruce in SUSPICION (1941)
Nigel Bruce in LASSIE COME HOME (1943)
Nigel Bruce and his co-stars in REBECCA
Nigel Bruce in SHERLOCK HOLMES-THE SCARLET CLAW
Nigel Bruce in SHERLOCK HOLMES-THE SPIDER WOMAN