Alan William Napier-Clavering (7 January 1903 – 8 August 1988) was an English-American actor. He is best known for his role as Alfred the butler in the 1960s live-action Batman television series.
Alan William Napier-Clavering
7 January 1903
|Died||8 August 1988 (aged 85)|
|Cause of death||Stroke|
|Resting place||Chapel of the Pines Crematory, CA|
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
Emily Pethybridge (m. 1930–1944)
Aileen Dickens (m. 1944–1961)
Napier was born on 7 January 1903 in King's Norton, Worcestershire, England. His cousin was Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. Napier studied at Clifton College and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
He was married to Emily Nancy Bevill Pethybridge from 1930 until they divorced in 1944. He was married to Aileen Dickens Hawksley from 1944 until her death in 1961. Aileen was the granddaughter of Charles Dickens. Napier was a close friend of actor Michael Gough.
Napier died on 8 August 1988 in Santa Monica, California from a stroke, aged 85.
- ↑ "Birmingham actor was Batman's butler - Sunday Mercury". www.sundaymercury.net. Retrieved 2010-01-23.