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Faye Adler and Ted Bradford

Stage Name

Birth Name

Theodore ('Ted') N. Bradford Elmo Newton Wells
Faye Adler n/a

     Ted's father's name was either Elmo or Elmer Newton Wells. Ted Bradford and Faye Adler were terpsichorean artists in the early 1920s and 1930's. Both dancers were heavily trained in Ballet and Adagio dance. One highlight of many routines was that Adler would leap off an elevated height (22 feet or more) and Ted would catch her within the dance.

    Danced in Sid Grauman's Prologue (a side act) with Extras at the World Premiere of the Howard Hughes film " Hell's Angels", Tuesday, May 27, 1930 at Grauman's Chinese in Hollywood, Ca.

    In the clip on the right you can see them dance at the Earl Carrol Vanities in 1928. Ted is also uncredited as the "Hunchback" in the 1931 film "Frankenstein." According to University of Iowa.

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Music Titles

Adagio / Acrobatic Each Other n/a

Night Clubs



n/a Grauman's (Hollywood) 1928 - Earl Carrol Vanities
    Billy Rose
    1927 - The Merry Malone's




?1940 - The Bank Dick n/a 11/1927 - Theatre Magazine
?1940- My Little Chickadee    
Frankenstein (Ted as the Hunchback)    
1936 - One in a Million    

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