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Charles Coburn ACTOR


Charles Coburn was born on June 19th, 1877 in Savannah, Georgia with the birth name Charles Douville Coburn.  He was born to parents, Emma Louise Sprigman and Moses Douville Coburn.  He was raised in Savannah Georgia and developed an interest in acting at an early age.  He would work various jobs at the local theater such as a doorman and usher.   Charles soon was promoted to theater manager and in 1901 began appearing on the Broadway stage.  

In 1905 he formed an acting company with his first wife Ivah Wills and they began appearing together in a number of Broadway productions. 
It was not until after he lost his wife in 1937 that he decided to continue acting and relocated to Hollywood to begin working as a film actor at the age of sixty.  He did remarry to Winifred Natzka in 1959 and they remained together until he passed away.
Throughout his acting career he worked on such films as "The More the Merrier" (1943) for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor.  He also starred in a number of other films, "The Devil and Miss Jones" (1941), "The Green Years" (1946), "Kings Row" (1942), "The Paradine Case" (1947), "Everybody Does It" (1950), "Has Anybody Seen My Gal" (1952) "Trouble Along the Way" (1953) starring John Wayne and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953) starring Marilyn Monroe amongst others. 
Coburn passed away on August 30th, 1961 in New York City, New York from a heart attack and was survived by his 2nd wife and never had any biological children.  He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Motion Picture Industry.  Coburn also served as vice-president of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals.  This was an organization that opposed alleged Communists in Hollywood during the Cold War.


1962 G.E. True Theater 
1961 The Best of the Post
1959 Startime
1959 John Paul Jones 
1959 The Danny Thomas Show
1959 A Stranger in My Arms 
1959 The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker 
1958 The Bob Cummings Show
1958 The Betty White Show
1957 The Story of Mankind 
1957 How to Murder a Rich Uncle 
1957 Town on Trial
1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater 
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days 
1956 The Power and the Prize 
1953-1956 The Ford Television Theatre 
1956 Kraft Theatre 
1956 Damon Runyon Theater 
1956 The Red Skelton Hour
1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre
1955-1956 The Star and the Story 
1956 Chevron Hall of Stars
1955 December Bride 
1955 The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater 
1955 How to Be Very, Very Popular 
1955 Justice 
1955 Studio 57
1954 Studio One in Hollywood
1954 The United States Steel Hour
1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
1954 The Best of Broadway
1954 Center Stage
1954 The Long Wait
1954 The Rocket Man
1953 Lux Video Theatre
1953 Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City
1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 
1953 Trouble Along the Way 
1952 Monkey Business 
1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal 
1951 The Highwayman 
1950 Mr. Music 
1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
1950 Peggy
1950 Louisa
1949 Everybody Does It 
1949 The Gal Who Took the West 
1949 The Doctor and the Girl 
1949 Yes Sir That's My Baby
1949 Impact 
1948 Green Grass of Wyoming 
1948 B.F.'s Daughter
1947 The Paradine Case
1947 Lured
1946 The Green Years
1946 Colonel Effingham's Raid 
1945 Shady Lady 
1945 Over 21
1945 Rhapsody in Blue 
1945 A Royal Scandal 
1944 Together Again 
1944 The Impatient Years 
1944 Wilson 
1944 Knickerbocker Holiday 
1943 My Kingdom for a Cook 
1943 Princess O'Rourke 
1943 Heaven Can Wait 
1943 The Constant Nymph 
1943 The More the Merrier 
1943 Forever and a Day
1942 George Washington Slept Here 
1942 In This Our Life 
1942 Kings Row
1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq. 
1941 Unexpected Uncle 
1941 Our Wife
1941 The Devil and Miss Jones
1941 The Lady Eve
1940 Three Faces West
1940 The Captain Is a Lady
1940 Florian
1940 Edison, the Man
1940 Road to Singapore
1939 Stanley and Livingstone
1939 In Name Only
1939 Bachelor Mother
1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
1939 Made for Each Other
1939 Idiot's Delight
1938 Lord Jeff
1938 Yellow Jack
1938 Vivacious Lady
1938 Of Human Hearts
1935 The People's Enemy
1933 Boss Tweed 

Matinee Classics - Around the World in 80 Days starring David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine and Robert Newton
Matinee Classics - Three Faces West starring John Wayne, Charles Coburn, Sigrid Gurie, Spencer Charters, Helen MacKellar, Roland Varno, Sonny Bupp, Wade Botelr, Trevor, Russell Simpson, Charles Waldron and Wendell Niles
Matinee Classics - Trouble Along the Way starring John Wayne, Donna Reed, Charles Coburn, Tom Tully, Sherry Jackson, Marie Windsor, Tom Helmore, Dabbs Greer, Leif Erickson, Douglas Spencer, Lester Matthews and James Dean
Matinee Classics - Charles Coburn, Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner
Matinee Classics - Made for Each Other starring James Stewart, Carole Lombard, Charles Coburn, Lucile Watson, Alma Kruger, Esther Dale, Ward Bond, Eddie Quillan, Donald Briggs, Harry Davenport, Russell Hopton and Louise Beavers
Matinee Classics - Monkey Business starring Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Marlowe, Henri Letondal, Robert Cornthwaite, Larry Keating, Douglas Spencer, Esther Dale and George Winslow
Matinee Classics - Of Human Hearts starring Walter Huston, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi, Gene Reynolds, Guy Kibbee, Charles Coburn, John Carradine, Ann Rutherford, Leatrice Joy Gilbert, Charles Grapewin, Leona Roberts, Gene Lockhart, Clem Bevans, Arthur Aylesworth and Sterling Holloway
Matinee Classics - Stars in the Air Radio Show
Matinee Classics - Peggy starring Diana Lynn, Charles Coburn, Charlotte Greenwood, Barbara Lawrence, Charles Drake, Rock Hudson, Connie Gilchrist, Griff Barnett, James Todd, Jerome Cowan, Charles Trowbridge, Ellen Corby, Donna Martell, James Best and Lucille Barkley
Matinee Classics - The Gal Who Took the West starring Yvonne De Carlo, Charles Coburn, Scott Brady, John Russell, Myrna Dell, James Millican, Clem Bevans, Robert R. Stephenson, Houseley Stevenson, Robin Short, Russell Simpson, John Litel, James Todd and Edward Earle

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