1915 – He was born in Astoria, New York on the 7th of February.
1936 – Bracken pursued success on Broadway with his starring run in the Joseph Viertel play So Proudly We Hail.
1940 – He performed in vaudeville at the age of nine, and gained fame on Broadway in the musical Too Many Girls in a role he reprised in the film version.
1953 – Bracken left Hollywood.
– He appeared on Broadway in Shinbone Alley, Hello, Dolly!, The Odd Couple, and Sugar Babies.
– He returned to feature films to perform character roles for director/writer John Hughes in the Hughes’ written National Lampoon’s Vacation, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and Baby’s Day Out.
2002 – He died on the 14th of November in Montclair, New Jersey of complications from (undisclosed) surgery at the age of 87.