|Charles Coburn Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||June 19, 1877|
|Date of Death||August 30, 1961|
Charles Coburn was an American actor and theatrical producer who was known for his appearance in The Devil and Miss Jones (1941), The More the Merrier (1943), and The Green Years (1946).
Charles Douville Coburn
Charles Coburn was born on June 19, 1877.
Charles Coburn died on August 30, 1961, as a result of a heart attack at the age of 84, in New York City, New York, United States.
Macon, Georgia, United States
- Father – Moses Douville Coburn (April 27, 1834, Savannah – December 27, 1902, Savannah)
- Mother – Emma Louise Sprigman (May 11, 1838, Springfield, Ohio – November 12, 1896, Savannah, Georgia)
6 ft or 183 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Charles had dated –
- Ivah Wills (1905-1937) – After founding an acting academy in 1905 with actress Ivah Wills, he married her on January 29, 1906, in Atlanta, Georgia. Aside from running their company, the two of them also frequently appeared on Broadway. The couple remained together until the demise of Ivah in 1937. Together, they had six children.
- Winifred Natzka (1959-1961) – Charles tied the knot with Winifred Natzka on June 30, 1959, in Los Angeles. They had a daughter together. Winifred was previously married to New Zealand bass opera singer Oscar Natzka.
Race / Ethnicity
Charles was of English, Scots-Irish, Northern Irish, and 1/16th French-Canadian descent.
Salt & Pepper
During his younger years, Charles’ hair was blonde in color.
He used to brush his hair backward.
Charles Coburn Facts
- Coburn was brought up in Savannah.
- At the age of 14, Charles began doing various odd jobs at the local theatre in Savannah. He handed out programs, ushered, and even worked as the doorman.
- By the time he was 18, he had already been running the theatre as a manager. Later, in 1901, Charles began acting on Broadway.
- After his first wife Ivah passed away in 1937, Charles moved to Los Angeles, California, where he began working in film.
- Charles was appointed as the president of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals in 1940.
- He made a home at the National Arts Club in New York City in 1940.
- In 1943, Charles portrayed the character of Benjamin Dingle in The More the Merrier for which he won an Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actor”.
- Charles was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 at 6268 Hollywood Boulevard.
- Some of his most-perceived appearances have been in The Devil and Miss Jones (1941), Of Human Hearts (1938), The Lady Eve (1941), Kings Row (1942), The Constant Nymph (1943), Heaven Can Wait (1943), Wilson (1944), The Green Years (1946), Impact (1949), The Paradine Case (1947), Everybody Does It (1950), Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (1952), Monkey Business (1952), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), and John Paul Jones (1959).
- Charles died on August 30, 1961, at age 84 in New York City. He was interred at Bonaventure Cemetery.
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