|Alan Napier Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||January 7, 1903|
|Date of Death||August 8, 1988|
Alan Napier was an English actor known for portraying the character of Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s butler in the 1960s live-action Batman television series.
Alan William Napier-Clavering
Alan Napier was born on January 7, 1903.
Alan Napier died on August 8, 1988, at the age of 85, due to a heart attack in Santa Monica, California, United States.
King’s Norton, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Alan attended Packwood Haugh School before going on to enroll at Clifton College but left and joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from where he graduated in 1925.
- Siblings – Mark Napier (Brother), Molly Napier-Clavering (Sister)
- Others – Neville Chamberlain (First Cousin Once Removed) (Served as the British Prime Minister from 1937 to 1940)
6 ft 6 in or 198 cm
92 kg or 203 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Alan had been romantically involved with –
- Emily Nancy Bevill Pethybridge (1930-1944) – He was married to Emily Nancy Bevill Pethybridge from 1930 to 1944. Emily and Alan had a daughter named Jennifer Mary Napier-Clavering (b. March 25, 1931). Jennifer was married to actor Robert Nichols from 1950 to 2013.
- Aileen Dickens Hawksley (1944-1961) – Alan married the great-granddaughter of novelist Charles Dickens, Aileen Dickens Hawksley in 1944 and remained married to her until his death in 1961. The couple had a daughter named Jennifer Dickens Downing (b. March 7, 1932 – d. January 5, 1993).
Race / Ethnicity
However, his hair turned gray as he aged.
His towering physical appearance
Alan Napier Facts
- Napier made his debut stage appearance in the romantic lead opposite Gladys George in Lady in Waiting. Then, he went on to appear in various films including Random Harvest (1942), Cat People (1942), The Uninvited (1944), and In The Song of Bernadette (1943).
- He was cast as Bruce Wayne’s faithful butler Alfred in Batman in 1965 and continued to play the role until the series was taken off television in 1968.
- In 1987, Napier suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized in June 1988. After being gravely ill for several days, Alan sadly passed away on August 8, 1988, while admitted to the Berkeley East Convalescent Hospital in Santa Monica, California.
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