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Charles Trowbridge ACTOR

Charles Trowbridge was born on January 10th, 1882 in Veracruz, Mexico with the birth name Charles Silas Richard Trowbridge.  Although he was born in Mexico, both of his parents were American and his family relocated back to the United States during his childhood.  He was raised in Napa, California and also spent some of his younger years living in Hawaii. 

After high school, Trowbridge went on to earn a college degree from Stanford University and then found work as an architect.  During this type of work, he designed for stages and developed an interest in acting.  He soon began his own acting training at the Alcazar Theatre in San Francisco.
Trowbridge then made the move to New York where he began working as a stage actor.  In 1913, he debuted in the Broadway production, "The Marriage Game".  Other stage credits he added to his resume overtime included, "Daddy Long Legs", "The Broken Wing", "Craig's Wife", "Ladies Leave" and "Dinner at Eight".
Along with gaining quite a bit of experience as a stage actor, he simultaneously also began appearing in a number of silent films such as, "The Fight" (1915) starring Jeanette Bageard, Harry Braham, Ernest Carr and Joseph S. Chailee, "The Eternal Magdalene" (1919) with with Charles Dalton and Margaret Marsh and "Island Wives" (1922) with Corinne Griffith and Rockliffe Fellowes. 
He then took a break from acting in films for almost ten years to focus solely on stage roles.  When the silent film era came to an end and talkies became the "New Hollywood", he was offered a contract with Paramount Pictures.
Soon, he was back full swing into the film industry appearing in such features as, "I Take This Woman" (1931) starring Gary Cooper and Carole Lombard, "Captains Courageous" (1937) starring alongside Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Freddie Bartholomew, John Carradine, Melvyn Douglas, Charley Grapewin and Mickey Rooney, "Meet John Doe" (1941) starring Gary Cooper, Edward Arnold, Irving Bacon, Walter Brennan, Spring Byington, James Gleason, Gene Lockhart, J. Farrell MacDonald, Barbara Stanwyck and Regis Toomey, "Sergeant York" (1941) starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, George Tobias, Ward Bond, Dickie Moore, Stanley Ridges, June Lockhart, Clem Bevans, Margaret Wycherly, Howard Da Silva, Victor Kilian, Tully Marshall, Harvey Stephens, Noah Beery Jr. and Joan Leslie, "Mildred Pierce" (1945) starring Joan Crawford, Ann Blyth, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Bruce Bennett, Lee Patrick, Butterfly McQueen, Moroni Olsen and Eve Arden , "King of the Texas Rangers" (1941) starring Slingin' Sammy Baugh, Neil Hamilton, Pauline Moore, Frank Darien, Rudolph Anders, Herbert Rawlinson, Jack Ingram and Duncan Renaldo, "Adventures of the Flying Cadets" (1943) starring Johnny Downs, Bobby Jordan, William Benedict, Eduardo Ciannelli, Regis Toomey, Joseph Crehan, Addison Richards, Ward Wood, Ian Keith, Joan Blair, Robert Armstrong and Philip Van Zandt, " Captain America " (1944) starring with Dick Purcell, Lorna Gray, Lionel Atwill, Russell Hicks, George J. Lewis, Stanley Price and John Davidson, "The Fighting Seabees" (1944) starring John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Dennis O'Keefe, Paul Fix, Duncan Renaldo, Leonid Kinskey, Ben Weldon, William Forrest, Addison Richards, J.M. Kerrigan, Grant Withers, Wally Wales and William Frawley, "Colonel Effingham's Raid" (1946) starring Charles Coburn, Joan Bennett, William Eythe, Allyn Joslyn, Thurston Hall, Emory Parnell, Cora Witherspoon, Roy Roberts, Stephen Dunne, Donald Meek, Frank Craven and Elizabeth Patterson, "Mr. Soft Touch" (1949) Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes, Percy Kilbride, Ted de Corsia, Beulah Bondi, John Ireland, Harry Shannon and Gordon Jones, "Peggy" (1950) starring with Diana Lynn, Charles Coburn, Charlotte Greenwood, Barbara Lawrence, Charles Drake, Rock Hudson, Connie Gilchrist, Jerome Cowan and James Best, John Ford's "The Wings of Eagles" (1957) starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Dan Dailey, Ward Bond, Ken Curtis, Willis Bouchey, Tige Andrews, Sig Ruman, Henry O'Neill, Kenneth Tobey, Edmund Lowe and Dorothy Jordan and his final film appearance was in, "The Last Hurrah" (1958) starring an ensemble cast including Spencer Tracy, Basil Rathbone, Willis Bouchey, Donald Crisp, James Gleason, Edward Brophy, Ricardo Cortez, John Carradine, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien, Jeffrey Hunter, Wallace Ford, Anna Lee, Edmund Lowe, Frank McHugh, Bob Sweeney, Frank Albertson, Jane Darwell, Ken Curtis and Carleton Young.
Charles Trowbridge then retired from the industry and remained living in Los Angeles, California until he passed away at the age of eighty five on October 30th, 1967.  He was married only once briefly to a lady by the name of Helen and never had any biological children.  His remains are interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.  


1958         The Last Hurrah
1957         The Wings of Eagles
1952         Hoodlum Empire
1951         The Bushwhackers
1951         The Texas Rangers
1950         Peggy
1950         A Woman of Distinction
1950         When Willie Comes Marching Home
1950         Unmasked
1949         Mr. Soft Touch
1949         The Fountainhead
1949         Bad Boy
1949         The Sun Comes Up
1948         The Paleface
1948         For the Love of Mary
1948         Hollow Triumph
1948         Stage Struck
1948         Song of My Heart
1947         Tycoon
1947         Her Husband's Affairs
1947         Key Witness
1947         Black Gold
1947         The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
1947         Honeymoon
1947         The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
1947         Tarzan and the Huntress
1947         Buck Privates Come Home
1947         Shoot to Kill
1947         The Sea of Grass
1947         The Michigan Kid
1947         Mr. District Attorney
1947         The Beginning or the End
1946         Gallant Bess
1946         Undercurrent
1946         The Secret of the Whistler
1946         Don't Gamble with Strangers
1946         Valley of the Zombies
1946         The Hoodlum Saint
1946         Smooth as Silk
1946         Colonel Effingham's Raid
1946         Shock
1945         The Red Dragon
1945         They Were Expendable
1945         Mildred Pierce
1945         Within These Walls
1945         Keep Your Powder Dry
1945         Youth for the Kingdom
1944         Faces in the Fog
1944         Heavenly Days
1944         Wing and a Prayer
1944         Summer Storm
1944         Easy Life 
1944         Hey, Rookie
1944         Captain America
1944         The Fighting Seabees
1943         Madame Curie
1943         She's for Me
1943         Sweet Rosie O'Grady
1943         Adventures of the Flying Cadets
1943         Salute to the Marines
1943         The Falcon in Danger
1943         Action in the North Atlantic
1943         Mission to Moscow
1943         The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
1942         Tennessee Johnson
1942         Over My Dead Body
1942         That Other Woman
1942         Just Off Broadway
1942         Wake Island
1942         The Magnificent Dope
1942         Ten Gentlemen from West Point
1942         Meet the Stewarts
1942         Sweetheart of the Fleet
1942         Who Is Hope Schuyler?
1942         Sex Hygiene 
1942         Blue, White and Perfect
1941         Design for Scandal
1941         Cadet Girl
1941         Great Guns
1941         King of the Texas Rangers
1941         We Go Fast
1941         Belle Starr
1941         Dressed to Kill
1941         Rags to Riches
1941         Hurricane Smith
1941         Sergeant York
1941         They Met in Bombay
1941         The Nurse's Secret
1941         Too Many Blondes
1941         Strange Alibi
1941         The Great Lie
1941         Meet John Doe
1941         Tobacco Road
1941         The Great Mr. Nobody
1941         Back Street
1941         Life with Henry
1941         Let's Make Music
1941         Four Mothers
1940         This Thing Called Love
1940         Mysterious Doctor Satan
1940         Trail of the Vigilantes
1940         The Son of Monte Cristo
1940         Cherokee Strip
1940         Knute Rockne All American
1940         The Mummy's Hand
1940         Before I Hang
1940         Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum
1940         Dr. Kildare Goes Home
1940         My Love Came Back
1940         Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
1940         Sailor's Lady
1940         Our Town
1940         Edison, the Man
1940         The Man with Nine Lives
1940         Virginia City
1940         Johnny Apollo
1940         The House of the Seven Gables
1940         I Take This Woman
1940         The Fatal Hour
1940         The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
1939         Swanee River
1939         Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President
1939         Disputed Passage
1939         Smashing the Money Ring
1939         Full Confession
1939         Tropic Fury
1939         The Angels Wash Their Faces
1939         The Man They Could Not Hang
1939         Lady of the Tropics
1939         Hotel for Women
1939         Mutiny on the Blackhawk
1939         Each Dawn I Die
1939         Waterfront
1939         Grand Jury Secrets
1939         Undercover Doctor
1939         Confessions of a Nazi Sp
1939         The Lady's from Kentucky
1939         While America Sleeps
1939         On Trial
1939         The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
1939         Let Us Live
1939         Sergeant Madden
1939         King of Chinatown
1939         Cafe Society
1939         Boy Trouble
1939         Pride of the Navy
1939         Risky Business
1939         King of the Underworld
1939         Pacific Liner
1939         Homicide Bureau
1938         Kentucky
1938         Thanks for Everything
1938         Angels with Dirty Faces
1938         Nancy Drew -- Detective
1938         Gang Bullets
1938         Submarine Patrol
1938         The Last Express
1938         The Mad Miss Manton
1938         Smashing the Rackets
1938         Four's a Crowd
1938         Little Tough Guy
1938         Men with Wings
1938         Racket Busters
1938         Crime Ring
1938         Holiday
1938         Gangs of New York
1938         Crime School
1938         College Swing
1938         No Time to Marry
1938         Of Human Hearts
1938         The Invisible Menace
1938         The Patient in Room 18
1938         City Girl
1938         The Buccaneer
1937         Exiled to Shanghai
1937         That's My Story!
1937         Alcatraz Island
1937         Saturday's Heroes
1937         That Certain Woman
1937         Fit for a King
1937         Sea Racketeers
1937         Reported Missing
1937         Ever Since Eve
1937         A Day at the Races
1937         Captains Courageous
1937         The Thirteenth Chair
1937         They Gave Him a Gun
1937         Servant of the People: The Story of the Constitution of the United States
1937         Mama Steps Out
1937         Man of the People
1937         Dangerous Number
1937         Torture Money 
1936         After the Thin Man
1936         Sinner Take All
1936         Born to Dance
1936         Love on the Run
1936         Mad Holiday
1936         Libeled Lady
1936         The Devil Is a Sissy
1936         The Gorgeous Hussy
1936         We Went to College
1936         Speed
1936         Absolute Quiet
1936         Moonlight Murder
1936         The Great Ziegfeld
1936         Robin Hood of El Dorado
1936         Important News
1936         Wife vs. Secretary
1936         Exclusive Story
1936         The Garden Murder Case
1935         Last of the Pagans
1935         Whipsaw
1935         Rendezvous
1935         It's in the Air
1935         I Live My Life
1935         Alibi Racket 
1935         Woman Wanted
1935         Mad Love
1935         The Murder Man
1935         Calm Yourself
1931         Silence
1931         The Secret Call
1931         I Take This Woman
1931         Honor Among Lovers
1931         Damaged Love
1922         Island Wives
1920         The Fortune Hunter
1919         The Eternal Magdalene
1917         Thais
1915         The Siren's Song
1915         Sunday
1915         Prohibition
1915         The Fight

Matinee Classics - The Fatal Hour starring Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Marjorie Reynolds, Charles Trowbridge, Frank Puglia, Craig Reynolds, Lita Chevret, Harry Strang, Hooper Atchley and Richard Loo
Matinee Classics - Mysterious Doctor Satan
Matinee Classics - My Love Came Back starring Olivia de Havilland, Jeffrey Lynn, Eddie Albert, Jane Wyman, Charles Winninger, Spring Byington, Grant Mitchell, William T. Orr, Ann Gillis, S.Z. Sakall, Charles Trowbridge, Mabel Taliaferro, William B. Davidson, Nanette Vallon and Sidney Bracey
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 - Return of Captain America starring Dick Purcell, Lorna Gray, Lionel Atwill, Charles Trowbridge, Russell Hicks, George J. Lewis, John Davidson, Norman Nesbitt, Frank Reicher, Hugh Sothern, Tom Chatterton, Robert Frazer, John Hamilton, Crane Whitley and Edward Keane
Matinee Classics - Sea Racketeers starring Weldon Heyburn, Jeanne Madden, Warren Hymer, Penny Singleton, J. Carrol Naish, Joyce Compton, Charles Trowbridge, Syd Saylor, Benny Burt, Ralph Sanford, Don Rowan, Lane Chandler and Bryant Washburn
Matinee Classics - Sergeant York starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Stanley Ridges, Margaret Wycherly, Dickie Moore, Ward Bond, Noah Beery Jr., June Lockhart, Clem Bevans, Howard Da Silva, Charles Trowbridge, Harvey Stephens, David Bruce, Victor Kilian, Tully Marshall and Jane Isbell
Matinee Classics - Shock starring Vincent Price, Lynn Bari, Frank Latimore, Anabel Shaw, Stephen Dunne, Reed Hadley, Renee Carson and Charles Trowbridge
Matinee Classics - Shoot to Kill starring Russell Wade, Susan Walters, Edmond MacDonald, Douglas Blackley, Vince Barnett, Nestor Paiva, Charles Trowbridge and Harry Brown
Matinee Classics - Tarzan and the Huntress starring Johnny Weismuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Patricia Morison, Barton MacLane, John Warburton, Charles Trowbridge, Ted Hecht and Wallace Scott

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