Carl Brandstetner

born: 26 July 1891
Covington, Kentucky,
United States of America
died: 08 January 1919
Camp Logan, Houston, Texas,
United States of America
(lobar pneumonia, age 27)

American athlete, nicknamed "Brandy," who played various sports (basketball, football, handball, track, etc.) for the University of Kentucky and later for Occidental College in Los Angeles, becoming athletic manager for the latter until he left to serve in World War I. He reached the rank of Sergeant First Class (though one article referred to him as a Corporal) before he succumbed to pneumonia while stationed at Camp Logan in Houston, Texas.
He and Hal Roach played handball together for the Los Angeles Athletic Club, an association which undoubtedly led to Brandstetner's one known film appearance.
His World War I draft registration card gives a birth year of 1892, but the 1900 Census says 1891, which is also suggested by the 1910 Census.
Real name: Carl F. Brandstetner
Height: 5'8"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.



Acknowledgements & sources:
The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd (book) (1900 Census) (1910 Census) (WWI draft reg. card) (death certificate) (TX Death Index, 1903-2000) (Find a Grave) (Los Angeles Evening Express, 14 Jun 1917) (Los Angeles Evening Express, 12 Jul 1917) (Los Angeles Evening Herald, 14 Jan 1919) (BigBlueHistory) (image source)
Jesse Brisson (research and information)

This page was last updated on: 21 October 2021