Brenda Fowler

Brenda Fowler (February 16, 1883 - October 27, 1942)[1] was an American actress and writer.

In 1905, Fowler was a member of the New Ulrich stock theater company.[2] In the early 1910s, she acted for two years in Honolulu, Hawaii, with the American Stock Company.[3] She also acted with the Morosco Stock Company in Los Angeles.[4]

Fowler performed in vaudeville in sketches that included The Hyphen, which had a patriotic theme.[5] On Broadway, She appeared in The Rack (1911) and Luck in Pawn (1919).[6]

Fowler left the stage to act in films, beginning with Money, Money, Money, a production of Preferred Pictures in 1922.[7] Her first talking film was The World Moves On (1934).[8] Her later films included Judge Priest (1934),[9] The Case Against Mrs. Ames,[10] and Comin' Round the Mountain (1940).[11]

Fowler was also a writer, collaborating with Ethel Clifton on scripts.[4] Twenty of their one-act plays were presented on top-level vaudeville circuits.[12]

Fowler was married to John W. Sherman, and they had a daughter.[13]

On October 27, 1942, Fowler died after a brief illness.[13]


Year Title Role Notes
1918Thirty A WeekMrs. Wright
1923Money, Money, MoneyMrs. Carter
1934Change of HeartAdoption Agency's NurseUncredited
1934The World Moves OnMadame Agnes Girard (1825)
1934Judge PriestMrs. Caroline Priest
1934The Mighty BarnumMrs. Rhinelander-FishUncredited
1935Mystery WomanCustomerUncredited
1935CarnivalBaby JudgeUncredited
1935Ruggles of Red GapJudy BallardUncredited
1935Bride of FrankensteinMotherUncredited
1935GingerProbation OfficerUncredited
1935Way Down EastQuilting Party Woman
1935Your Uncle DudleyCommittee WomanUncredited
1936RiffraffMrs. Morgan - Prison WardenUncredited
1936Lady of SecretsNurseUncredited
1936The Story of Louis PasteurMidwifeUncredited
1936The First BabyFriend of the FamilyUncredited
1936The Case Against Mrs. AmesMrs. Shumway
1936Anthony AdverseMidwife at Anthony's BirthUncredited
1936Two-Fisted GentlemanMrs. Prentice
1936Second WifeMrs. Anderson
1936Can This Be Dixie?Martin Curtis PeachtreeUncredited
1937Speed to SpareMiss GranstonUncredited
1938Of Human HeartsMrs. AmesUncredited
1938Young Dr. KildareHead NurseUncredited
1938Girls on ProbationMiss Kenney - Head Prison MatronUncredited
1939StagecoachMrs. GatewoodUncredited
1940Castle on the HudsonNurseUncredited
1940Women Without NamesMrs. TurnerUncredited
1940UntamedChief NurseUncredited
1940All This, and Heaven TooNunUncredited
1940They Drive by NightPrison MatronUncredited
1940Comin' Round the MountainMa Blower
1941So Ends Our NightWoman in PragueUncredited
1941ManpowerMrs. Calkin - SalesladyUncredited, (final film role)


  1. Brenda Fowler; Retrieved April 11, 2019
  2. "Two Members of New Ulrich Stock Company". Los Angeles Herald. California, Los Angeles. March 29, 1905. p. 5. Retrieved 23 February 2019 via
  3. "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
  4. 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
  5. "Brenda Fowelr in Sketch". The New York Clipper. December 6, 1916. p. 7. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  6. "Brenda Fowler". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 23 February 2019. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  7. "Quit Footlights for Film Honors". The Vancouver Sun. Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver. p. 20. Retrieved 23 February 2019 via
  8. "The Pageant of the Film World". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. March 17, 1934. p. 7. Retrieved 23 February 2019 via
  9. "'Judge Priest' Cast Assembled". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. June 1, 1934. p. 13. Retrieved 23 February 2019 via
  10. "'The Case Against Mrs. Ames'" (PDF). Billboard. June 6, 1936. p. 21. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  11. "Hillbilly Mama Hardest Role In Picture". Times Signal. Ohio, Zanesville. July 14, 1940. p. Section Two p 6. Retrieved 23 February 2019 via
  12. "Screen Claims Writer". Star Tribune. Minnesota, Minneapolis. July 1, 1923. p. 52. Retrieved 23 February 2019 via
  13. "Brenda Fowler Dies; Actress for 49 Years". Lansing State Journal. Associated Press. October 29, 1942. p. 14. Retrieved 23 February 2019 via
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