In 1905, Fowler was a member of the New Ulrich stock theater company. In the early 1910s, she acted for two years in Honolulu, Hawaii, with the American Stock Company. She also acted with the Morosco Stock Company in Los Angeles.
Fowler left the stage to act in films, beginning with Money, Money, Money, a production of Preferred Pictures in 1922. Her first talking film was The World Moves On (1934). Her later films included Judge Priest (1934), The Case Against Mrs. Ames, and Comin' Round the Mountain (1940).
|1918||Thirty A Week||Mrs. Wright|
|1923||Money, Money, Money||Mrs. Carter|
|1934||Change of Heart||Adoption Agency's Nurse||Uncredited|
|1934||The World Moves On||Madame Agnes Girard (1825)|
|1934||Judge Priest||Mrs. Caroline Priest|
|1934||The Mighty Barnum||Mrs. Rhinelander-Fish||Uncredited|
|1935||Ruggles of Red Gap||Judy Ballard||Uncredited|
|1935||Bride of Frankenstein||Mother||Uncredited|
|1935||Way Down East||Quilting Party Woman|
|1935||Your Uncle Dudley||Committee Woman||Uncredited|
|1936||Riffraff||Mrs. Morgan - Prison Warden||Uncredited|
|1936||Lady of Secrets||Nurse||Uncredited|
|1936||The Story of Louis Pasteur||Midwife||Uncredited|
|1936||The First Baby||Friend of the Family||Uncredited|
|1936||The Case Against Mrs. Ames||Mrs. Shumway|
|1936||Anthony Adverse||Midwife at Anthony's Birth||Uncredited|
|1936||Two-Fisted Gentleman||Mrs. Prentice|
|1936||Second Wife||Mrs. Anderson|
|1936||Can This Be Dixie?||Martin Curtis Peachtree||Uncredited|
|1937||Speed to Spare||Miss Granston||Uncredited|
|1938||Of Human Hearts||Mrs. Ames||Uncredited|
|1938||Young Dr. Kildare||Head Nurse||Uncredited|
|1938||Girls on Probation||Miss Kenney - Head Prison Matron||Uncredited|
|1940||Castle on the Hudson||Nurse||Uncredited|
|1940||Women Without Names||Mrs. Turner||Uncredited|
|1940||All This, and Heaven Too||Nun||Uncredited|
|1940||They Drive by Night||Prison Matron||Uncredited|
|1940||Comin' Round the Mountain||Ma Blower|
|1941||So Ends Our Night||Woman in Prague||Uncredited|
|1941||Manpower||Mrs. Calkin - Saleslady||Uncredited, (final film role)|
- Brenda Fowler; findagrave.com Retrieved April 11, 2019
- "Two Members of New Ulrich Stock Company". Los Angeles Herald. California, Los Angeles. March 29, 1905. p. 5. Retrieved 23 February 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Poli Stock Season Will Open May 5th". The Bridgeport Times and Evening Farmer. Connecticut, Bridgeport. April 24, 1913. p. 4. Retrieved 23 February 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- Percy, Eileen (April 4, 1936). "Young Is Chosen for Lead In Runyon Story for M-G-M". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. p. 15. Retrieved 23 February 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Brenda Fowelr in Sketch". The New York Clipper. December 6, 1916. p. 7. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
- "Brenda Fowler". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 23 February 2019. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
- "Quit Footlights for Film Honors". The Vancouver Sun. Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver. p. 20. Retrieved 23 February 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- "The Pageant of the Film World". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. March 17, 1934. p. 7. Retrieved 23 February 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- "'Judge Priest' Cast Assembled". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. June 1, 1934. p. 13. Retrieved 23 February 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- "'The Case Against Mrs. Ames'" (PDF). Billboard. June 6, 1936. p. 21. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
- "Hillbilly Mama Hardest Role In Picture". Times Signal. Ohio, Zanesville. July 14, 1940. p. Section Two p 6. Retrieved 23 February 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Screen Claims Writer". Star Tribune. Minnesota, Minneapolis. July 1, 1923. p. 52. Retrieved 23 February 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Brenda Fowler Dies; Actress for 49 Years". Lansing State Journal. Associated Press. October 29, 1942. p. 14. Retrieved 23 February 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
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