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Charles Bronson Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Family

Charles Bronson Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8¾ in
Weight 76 kg
Date of Birth November 3, 1921
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Date of Death  August 30, 2003

Charles Bronson was an American actor who found popularity by appearing in action roles in such films as Death Wish (1974), The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963), The Dirty Dozen (1967), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), The Indian Runner (1991), The Mechanic (1972), This Property Is Condemned (1966) Mr. Majestyk (1974), Hard Times (1975), Rider on the Rain (1970), etc.

Born Name

Charles Dennis Buchinsky

Nick Name

Il Brutto, Le Sacre Monstre, Charlie

Charles Bronson as seen in 1966
Charles Bronson as seen in 1966 (Herald American / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


He was born on November 3, 1921.


He passed away on August 30, 2003, in Los Angeles, California at the age of 81 years. His cause of death was respiratory failure, metastatic lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and congestive cardiomyopathy.

As per his death certificate, he didn’t die due to pneumonia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States







  • Father – Walter Buchinsky (Coal Miner)
  • Mother – Mary Valinsky
  • Siblings – He had 10 older siblings and 4 younger siblings.

Net Worth

At the time of his death, Charles Bronson’s net worth was $65 million according to




5 ft 8¾ in or 174.5 cm


76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Charles Bronson had dated –

  1. Harriet Tendler (1948-1965) – Harriet Tendler and Bronson got married on September 30, 1949, after nearly 1 year of dating. The couple was parents to a son named Tony Bronson and a daughter named Suzanne Bronson. However, their marriage ended in divorce in 1965.
  2. Yvonne Craig (1965)
  3. Susan Denberg (1967)
  4. Jill Ireland (1968-1990) – He tied the knot with Jill Ireland, an English actress, on October 5, 1968. Jill gave birth to their daughter Zuleika Bronson and the two also adopted a daughter named Katrina Bronson, whom they raised alongside their other kids from previous marriages. The couple was happily married for more than 22 years until Ireland’s death from breast cancer on May 18, 1990.
  5. Kim Weeks (1998-2003) – The Hard Times (1975) actor wed Kim Weeks on December 27, 1998, and stayed married to her until his death on August 30, 2003.
Charles Bronson as seen with Patricia Owens in the 1961 film X-15
Charles Bronson as seen with Patricia Owens in the 1961 film X-15 (MGM / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


He was of Lithuanian and/or Polish as well as other Eastern European descent.

Hair Color

Black (Natural)

Eye Color

Blue / Green

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Long, thin mustache
  • A distinct, gravelly voice
  • Square face
  • Rugged facial features

Charles Bronson’s Favorite Things

  • Vigilante Movie Of HimselfOnce Upon a Time in the West (1968)


Charles Bronson as seen in a still from the 1977 film Raid on Entebbe
Charles Bronson as seen in a still from the 1977 film Raid on Entebbe (NBC / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Charles Bronson’s Facts

  1. In the 1990s, one of his wealthy fans left him an estate valued at more than $1 million despite never meeting him in her life. Subsequently, her family sued the actor and the two parties settled the matter out of court.
  2. At 16 years old, Charles started working in the Pennsylvania coal mines to financially support his family. He earned $1 for every ton of coal that he mined and often worked in dangerous situations, that sometimes led to cave-ins, for better pay.
  3. He had tested and read for the lead role in Superman (1978), which eventually went to Christopher Reeve.
  4. Bill Murray‘s character of a fading movie star named Bob Harris in Lost in Translation (2003) was inspired by Bronson.
  5. Famed director John Huston once described him as ‘a grenade with the pin pulled’.
  6. Quentin Tarantino‘s Reservoir Dogs (1992) makes frequent references to ‘Charles Bronson’ while talking about a tough guy.
  7. His character Danny Welinski’s claustrophobia in the film The Great Escape (1963) was taken from his real-life fear of enclosed spaces, which he developed after working in the coal mines. Furthermore, Bronson made his real-life passion for art, a trait of his character named Velasquez in the film, Heritage (1965).
  8. In 1943, he enrolled himself in the United States Army Air Forces which was during World War II.

Featured Image by Herald American / Wikimedia / Public Domain

Did we miss anyone?


  1. Charles Bronson used to be a miner before he became an actor. He also joined the United States Army Air Forces in 1943 and fought in World War 2.


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