Bertram Roberson Pratt was the Vice President of the Pullman Heritage Bank and Trust Company, which was founded on June 17, 1870, in Chicago, Illinois. You also must know him as the father of the famous American actress, writer, and television producer, Deborah M. Pratt. Born in 1912 and died in 1991, Bertram served with the Army in the Pacific during World War II and was a retired commander of the 827 Tank Destroyers Battalion.
Read on to know more about Bertram Roberson Pratt, his personal life, and his relationship with his daughter, Deborah Pratt.
Family And Early Life
Born in Alabama, United States, on 19 May 1912, Bertram Roberson Pratt was the father of the American actress Deborah Pratt. His mother was Theresa Cecelia Coates, who was born in 1884 and his father was Richard Edward Pratt, who was born on 1865.
Not much information is revealed about his early life. Bertram was married to Geraldine “Gerry” Bryant, who was born in 1922 in Louisiana. 10 years younger than him, Geraldine and Bertram had four daughters, Diane, Deirdre, Donna Pratt Bonick, and Deborah Pratt Bellisario.
Deborah Pratt was born on 16 December 1951. Bertram’s grandchild, Troian Avery Bellisario was born on 28 October 1985 in Los Angeles, California, in the United States, and her younger brother, Nicholas Bellisario was born on August 26, 1991, also in Los Angeles. He had three more grandchildren and a sister whose personal information has not been made public.
About Daughter Deborah Pratt
Deborah Pratt is an American actress, writer, and television producer, who was born on 16 December 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. She was the co-executive producer and a writer of the Quantum Leap TV series and has starred in a number of television series like Happy Days, The New Odd Couple, and Magnum. She was married to Donald P. Bellisario for 7 years from 1984 to 1991 and had 2 children, a daughter, Troian Avery Bellisari, and a son Nicholas Bellisario.
Bertram Roberson Pratt, the former Vice President of Pullman Heritage Bank, completed his high school at the U.S. Tank Destroyer School. After that, he graduated from the Army’s Command and General Staff College.
Bertram Roberson Pratt was the vice president of the Pullman Heritage Bank. He retired from the post of Vice President in 1982. He also served in the army in the Pacific during World War II. Bertram retired as the commander of the 827 Tank Destroyers Battalion. He served in the Illinois National Guard from 1948, for a period of 8 years. Bertram also became the director of personnel and administrative assistant to the publisher of the Chicago Defender.
Bertram’s net worth has not been revealed to the public but being the vice president of a successful company, the Pullman Heritage Bank and Trust Company, his net worth can be estimated to be in millions of dollars. Having served in the army as a respected Colonel, Bertram must have led a lavish life with his wife, Geraldine.
Bertram’s Death and Burial
Bertram Roberson Pratt died on 3 December 1991, aged 79. The reason for death has not been made public. Bertram was buried in Chicago and his Requiem Mass took place at St. Dorothy Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois.
Concluding the article, Col. Bertram Roberson Pratt was the father of Deborah Pratt, an American actress. He lived a long life and died aged 79. He was happily married to Geraldine Bryant and had four daughters and five grandchildren. He retired as the Vice President of Pullman Heritage Bank and Trust Company in 1982 and also served in the army in the Pacific during World War II.