Alice Fleming

Alice Fleming, born August 9, 1882 in Brooklyn, New York,[1] was a character actress in many films who also enjoyed considerable success on Broadway.[2] She is best remembered as the Duchess, Wild Bill Elliott’s aunt in the Republic Pictures' acclaimed Red Ryder Western features.[3] Incredibly popular at the time, especially with children, the Red Ryder films arguably constituted the studio's best-produced non-singing cowboy series,[4] in no small measure due to a charming supporting cast that also included Bobby Blake (Robert Blake) as Elliott’s Indian sidekick, Little Beaver. When Fleming left the series in 1946, she was replaced by Martha Wentworth.[5]

Alice Fleming
Alice Fleming as The Duchess and 'Bobby Blake as Little Beaver in the Republic Pictures Red Ryder western feature-film series.
Alice Fleming

(1882-08-09)August 9, 1882
DiedDecember 6, 1952(1952-12-06) (aged 70)
Years active1920s-1962
Spouse(s)William Day

Decades earlier, Fleming appeared in several silent films, usually playing young society matrons. In the 1921 film His Greatest Sacrifice, she played William Farnum's wife.[6]

Alice Fleming was married to William Day. She died on December 6, 1952 in New York City, New York.[7]


See also


  1. Alice Fleming, Movies & TV, New York Times
  2. Magers, Boyd and Fitzgerald, Michael G., Westerns Women: Interviews with 50 Leading Ladies of Movie and Television, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina and London, p.225. ISBN 978-0-7864-2028-5
  3. The Character Actresses, Alice Fleming, The Old Coral
  4. Lahue, Kalton C., Riders of the Range, A. S. Barnes, Inc., New York, 1973, pp. 93-102, ISBN 978-0498079313.
  5. Miller, Don, Hollywood Corral, Red Ryder Series, Popular Library, New York, 1976, pp. ASIN: B0006CQOWK.
  6. Alice Fleming Biography, Fandango
  7. Alice Fleming Bio, IMDb
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