Charles Coburn

Charles Coburn

  • Highest Rated: 100% Lured (1947)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
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  • American actor Charles Coburn had already put in nearly forty years as a stage actor, producer, and director (specializing in Shakespeare) before making his screen debut at age 61 in Of Human Hearts (1938). At home in any kind of film, Coburn was most popular in comedies, and in 1943 won an Academy Award for his role in The More the Merrier as the bombastic but likable business executive forced by the wartime housing shortage to share a Washington D.C. apartment with Jean Arthur and Joel McCrea. Coburn continued playing variations on his elderly scalawag character (he was the living image of the Monopoly-board millionaire) throughout the late 1940s and 1950s, most notably as Marilyn Monroe's erstwhile "sugar daddy" in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). The actor also kept busy on stage, touring with the Theatre Guild as Falstaff in Merry Wives of Windsor and supervising the annual Mohawk Drama Festival at Schenectady's Union College, which he'd founded in 1934. Moving into television work with the enthusiasm of a novice, the octogenarian Coburn continued acting right up to his death. Coburn's last appearance, one week before his passing, was as Grandpa Vanderhoff in an Indianapolis summer-stock production of You Can't Take It With You.

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20% Rhapsody in Blue May Dreyfus 2001
No Score Yet The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (The Modern Miracle) Gardner Hubbard 2000
No Score Yet Pepe Himself 1960
57% Please Don't Eat the Daisies J.B. Merlin 1960
No Score Yet John Paul Jones Benjamin Franklin 1959
No Score Yet The Story of Mankind Hippocrates 1957
No Score Yet Town on Trial Dr. John Fenner 1957
No Score Yet How to Murder a Rich Uncle Uncle George 1957
71% Around the World in 80 Days Clerk 1956
No Score Yet The Power and the Prize Guy Eliot 1956
No Score Yet How to Be Very, Very Popular Dr. Tweed 1955
No Score Yet Long Wait Gardiner 1954
98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Sir Frances Beekman 1953
No Score Yet Trouble Along the Way Father Burke 1953
88% Monkey Business Oliver Oxly 1952
No Score Yet Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Samuel Fulton 1952
No Score Yet Mr. Music Alex Conway 1950
No Score Yet Yes Sir That's My Baby Prof. Jason Hartley 1949
No Score Yet The Doctor and the Girl Dr. John Corday 1949
No Score Yet The Gal Who Took the West Gen. Michael O'Hara 1949
60% Impact Lieutenant Quincy 1949
No Score Yet Green Grass of Wyoming Beaver 1948
80% The Paradine Case Sir Simon Flaquer 1948
No Score Yet B.F.'S Daughter Actor 1948
100% Lured Inspector Temple 1947
No Score Yet The Green Years Alexander Gow 1946
No Score Yet Colonel Effingham's Raid (Man of the Hour) Col. Will Seaborn Effingham 1946
No Score Yet Over 21 Robert Drexel Gow 1945
33% A Royal Scandal Chancellor Nicolai Iiyitch 1945
No Score Yet The Impatient Years William Smith 1944
89% Wilson Professor Henry Holmes 1944
No Score Yet Knickerbocker Holiday Peter Stuyvesant 1944
No Score Yet Princess O'Rourke Holman - Maria's Uncle 1943
85% Heaven Can Wait Hugo Van Cleve 1943
No Score Yet The Constant Nymph Charles Creighton 1943
94% The More the Merrier Benjamin Dingle 1943
No Score Yet Forever and a Day Sir William 1943
No Score Yet George Washington Slept Here Uncle Stanley 1942
No Score Yet In This Our Life William Fitzroy 1942
100% Kings Row Dr. Henry Gordon 1942
No Score Yet H.M. Pulham, Esq. Mr. Pulham, Sr. 1941
89% Road to Zanzibar Actor 1941
100% The Devil and Miss Jones John P. Merrick 1941
100% The Lady Eve Colonel 1941
No Score Yet Three Faces West Dr. Karl Braun 1940
No Score Yet The Captain is a Lady Captain Abe Peabody 1940
80% Edison, the Man General Powell 1940
100% Road to Singapore Joshua Mallon IV 1940
No Score Yet Stanley and Livingstone Lord Tyce 1939
No Score Yet In Name Only Richard Walker 1939
No Score Yet Bachelor Mother John B. Merlin 1939
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Judge Joseph Doolittle 1939
No Score Yet Idiot's Delight Dr. Hugo Waldersee 1939
No Score Yet Lord Jeff Capt. Briggs 1938
100% Vivacious Lady Dr. Morgan 1938
No Score Yet Of Human Hearts Dr. Charles Shingle 1938
No Score Yet Yellow Jack Dr. Finlay 1938
No Score Yet Say It with Flowers Actor 1934


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