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Charlotte Greenwood ACTOR


Charlotte Greenwood was born on June 25th, 1890 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the birth name Frances Charlotte Greenwood.  Her career in entertainment began working as a comedian and dancer in various night clubs as well as a vaudeville performer.    

She then began to gain some experience as a stage performer on Broadway before later breaking into the film industry with some of her earlier film credits being, "Baby Mine" (1928) co-starring Karl Dane, George K. Arthur and Louise Lorraine and "Parlor, Bedroom and Bath" (1931) starring Buster Keaton, Edward Brophy, Reginald Denny and Cliff Edwards

Some of her more well known film roles included, "Springtime in the Rockies" (1942) starring Betty Grable, John Payne, Carmen Miranda, Cesar Romero and Jackie Gleason, "Home in Indiana" (1944) starring with Walter Brennan, Lon McCallister, Jeanne Crain and June Haver, "Up in Mabel's Room (1944) starring Dennis O'Keefe, Marjorie Reynolds, Jack Oakie, Mischa Auer and Gail Patrick, "The Great Dan Patch" (1949) starring alongside Dennis O'Keefe, Gail Russell, Henry Hull, Arthur Hunnicutt, Clarence Muse and Harry Lauter, "Peggy" (1950), "Dangerous When Wet" (1953) starring Esther Williams, Fernando Lamas, William Demarest and Jack Carson, "Oklahoma!" (1955) starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones (in her film debut), Rod Steiger, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, James Whitmore and Eddie Albert and "The Opposite Sex" (1956) also starring June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Ann Sheridan, Ann Miller, Leslie Nielsen, Jeff Richards, Agnes Moorehead, Joan Blondell, Sam Levene, Dick Shawn, Jim Backus, Bill Goodwin and Harry James.

Greenwood was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to Radio.  Her final role was on the television series, "The Best of the Post" (1961).

Charlotte Greenwood married twice throughout her lifetime, first to Cyril Ring in 1915 hover by 1920 this marriage came to an end.  She then married Martin Broones in 1924 and they remained together until he passed away in 1971.  She did not re-marry, nor did she have any children of her own.  On December 28th, 1977, Greenwood passed away in Los Angeles, California at the age of eighty seven. 


1961         The Best of the Post
1956         The Opposite Sex
1956         Glor
1955         Oklahoma!
1953         Dangerous When Wet
1950         Peggy
1949         Oh, You Beautiful Doll
1949         The Great Dan Patch
1947         Driftwood
1946         Wake Up and Dream
1944         Home in Indiana
1944         Up in Mabel's Room
1943         The Gang's All Here
1943         Dixie Dugan
1942         Springtime in the Rockies
1941         The Perfect Sno
1941         Moon Over Miami
1941         Tall, Dark and Handsome
1940         Down Argentine Way
1940         Young People
1940         Star Dust
1934         Orders Is Orders
1932         Cheaters at Play
1931         Flying High
1931         Palmy Days
1931         The Man in Possession
1931         Stepping Out
1931         Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
1931         Girls Will Be Boys
1930         Love Your Neighbor
1929         So Long Letty
1928         Baby Mine
1918         Stepping Some
1915         Jane

Matinee Classics - Parlor, Bedroom and Bath starring Buster Keaton, Charlotte Greenwood, Reginald Denny, Cliff Edwards, Dorothy Christy, Joan Peters, Sally Eilers, Natalie Moorhead and Ed Brophy
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 Great Dan Patch starring Dennis O'Keefe, Gail Russell, Ruth Warrick, Charlotte Greenwood, Henry Hull, John Hoyt, Arthur Honnicutt, Clarence Muse, Harry Lauter and Visalia Abbe

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