Bobby Breen
1927 - 2016
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Bobby Breen, a former child star who was known best in the 1930s, died Sept. 19, according to an obituary in the Miami Sun Sentinel. He was 88.

His wife, Audre, died the same week as her husband. Both died of natural causes, according to the obituary.

Bobby Breen was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Toronto, Canada. His family moved to California around the time when motion pictures had emerged from the silent era. He began singing in nightclubs as a small boy. In 1936, he starred in the first of seven RKO Radio Pictures movies, “Let’s Sing Again.” He went on to appear in the 1930s movies “Rainbow on the River,” “Make a Wish,” and “Escape to Paradise."

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After he appeared in “Escape to Paradise,” his voice started to change because of puberty, and he retired from show business.

Breen talked about his sudden voice change in a 1977 article, “When you've been a child star and suddenly find yourself with a husky voice, it's hard to convince agents that you're not over the hill. I stopped singing at 16 because of the huskiness and took up the piano. I had the knack for it but never wanted to be a concert pianist. I just wanted to be back in the world I'd known all my life.”

Because of his popularity, Breen was brought back to the silver screen for the movie “Johnny Doughboy.” He also signed a contract with Decca records and had moderate success as a singer.

He later became the owner of a talent agency in Florida.

Published in Monroe News on Sep. 22, 2016.
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June 5, 2019
bobby, I remember you when you where a child star we sort of grew up TOGETHER AND LIVE NOT FAR FROM EACH OTHER.ALWAYS ENJOYED YOUR MOVIES . MAY BE i WILL BE LUCKY AND WILL MEET YOU IN THAT OTHER PLACE. BILL
BILL WILLIAMS
May 25, 2019
douglas lowell
Military
November 28, 2018
Jackie, you guys were in my thoughts lately so I searched for Bobby and Audre, I"m so saddened by the news. I miss you guys!
Rod
Coworker
September 22, 2017
Uncle Bobby--your smile and life last forever. I remember your love and concern for those around us--for Mom and my brothers and sisters. You are missed terribly, Love Brad
Bradley Ziff
September 21, 2017
With love and fond memories that will
Last a lifetime.
Dale Cowan
September 20, 2017
Condolences to the family on this one year anniversary of Bobby's and Audre's passings. May the memories of their light always remain fresh in the minds and hearts of the family until we are all home together in Paradise.
AH
November 3, 2016
Valenda Newell
October 14, 2016
Dear Paul,
I am truly saddened of the news of Audre ' and Bobby's passing. Im sorry I haven't any other means of contacting you , but I'm in your mom's book if you would like to reach me.
Audre' was a true friend and confident. Bobby's humor was true and enlightening. I will always remember them fondly and will miss their sparkling holiday cards the rest of my days .
With sincere sympathy,
Amanda Brown
Amanda Brown
October 5, 2016
Please except my sympathy for the loss of Mr. Bobby Breen and his Wife. May you have comfort and peace from God the father.
R D
September 30, 2016
Miranda Bailey
September 28, 2016
Uncle Bobby and Aunt Audre; My very fondest memories of all our time together throughout my childhood. I love and miss you both. I cherished all of our vibrant moments. With fondness and only the best recollections of your love and passion for music and people, Your nephew Bradley Ziff
September 27, 2016
Ira Kandell
I met Bobby Breen at his talent agency. He was a calm, smart man who was interested in other entertainers, and encouraged them. Thank you, Bobby...I will miss you.
Ira Kandell
September 26, 2016
Still watch your early movies. Always enjoyed your voice. My prayers and thoughts are with all who loved you. Tree 10/25/16
F E TREE
September 26, 2016
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your love one.
September 25, 2016
Sincere condolences on your loss. May fond memories and loving words comfort your family at this difficult time. (Isaiah 57:15)
T R
September 25, 2016
REMEMBERED FONDLY BY MANY CANADIANS FOR THE GREAT TALENT HE HAD AS A CHILD PERFORMER AND FOR THE MARVELOUS LIFE HE MADE FOR HIMSELF AFTER HIS ACTING AND SINGING CAREER ENDED WAY TOO SOON ...

WE WISH TO OFFER OUR MOST SINCERE AND HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO HIS IMMEDIATE FAMILY, ALL OTHER RELATIVES, HIS MANY COMRADES AND FRIENDS IN ENTERTAINMENT AND HIS MULTITUDE OF FANS THROUGH THE YEARS ...

WE SHALL REMEMBER ...

REMEMBRANCE.
CLAY MARSTON
September 25, 2016
Expressing deep condolences to the Breen family. Psalms 18:6
D Tyler
September 24, 2016
So sorry to learn of Bobby's passing. A few years ago he called my office and when he told me his name I asked if he was THE Bobby Breen. He was so happy that I remembered him.
We chatted a while and then I gave the call to our social director. What a joy for me! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Judie Lamm
September 24, 2016
Please accept my sincere sympathies. May God's holy spirit or active force, equip you with the " power beyond what is normal " to go from one day to the next. ( 2 Corinthians 4 : 7 ) Remember : God can help his faithful servants to endure any and every problem they may face.
September 24, 2016
My condolences to the family. May the God of tender mercies bring comfort to the family.
September 24, 2016
While he could, Bobby entertained many. May his family and friends cherish the many fine memories and look to a grand reunion as promised when God will "wipe out every tear and death will be no more..."
Christopher Maduri
Cleveland, Ohio
September 23, 2016
Rest IN PEACE
Donna Hagopian
September 23, 2016
May it comfort you to know that God as well as others care about your loss at this time.

Sincerely
September 23, 2016
Sorry... I meant Audre Breen. Anyway...the rest stands, for what it's worth. R.I.P.
Kevin Deevey
September 23, 2016
As a long time fan of Eddie Cantor, I was saddened to read of the passing of the Breens. Bobby was Eddie Cantor's boy singer beginning in 1936. Afterwards, Bobby and Audra ran the show business "condominium circuit" for about fifty years. An 80-year career doing what you love is nothing to be sneezed at. Bless the Breen family and Welcome to Heaven, Bobby and Audra. You gave joy to millions. Not a bad epitaph. 23rd Psalm.
Kevin Deevey
September 23, 2016
May the God of tender mercy (Psalms 83:18) grant the family peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.
King family
September 23, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 23, 2016
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
September 23, 2016
So sorry for your loss. May Almighty God grant you peace as you cope with your loss. Jer 29:11
September 23, 2016
My deepest sympathy on your loss and may God's promises of life again on paradise earth bring you comfort and hope ( John5:28 )
C P
September 23, 2016
My condolences to the families of Bobby and Audre Breen. No greater pain could there be, than the death of someone you love. May the God who supplies endurance and comfort grant you peace and strength beyond what is normal to help you cope with your loss.
Karla
September 23, 2016

- Please draw close to God for comfort and strength during this time of sorrow. He will give you the needed support to endure. I am sorry for your loss. (Psalms 145:14,18
Linda
September 23, 2016
I would like to offer you my thoughts and prayers during this unexpected time of your life. There are no words that could bring mourning or grieve to an end, but please know that God has a much greater way that will bring these things to an end Matthew 5: 4.
Jeneva Thomas
September 23, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
JF
September 23, 2016
To the family of Mr. Breen,
May the Hope that our Heavenly Father willingly offers to those of faith grant you a good measure of hope and comfort. Hosea 13:14 gives such reassurance to those broken at heart over the loss of someone dear to them.
You have my deepest sympathy.
C.J. Owens
September 23, 2016
In God's care, rest in peace.
Dwayne Bickham,Sr.
September 23, 2016
Rest in eternal Peace.
Sheila
September 22, 2016
First of all I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Loved one! What has helped me and my
September 22, 2016
My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of need. Treasure all the special times spent with Bobby as you draw strength from the love of family and friends. Also, may God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. (Psalm 119:50,76)
m r
September 22, 2016
Godspeed, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Rest Bobby, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.
Harry Simpson
September 22, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
G. Freeman
September 22, 2016
My condolences to the Breen family. Losing ones who we love to death is never easy. During this time may you all find refuge in the God of all comfort.
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