Charles Sherman “Charlie” Ruggles (February 8, 1886 - December 23, 1970) was a comic American actor. Events 421 - Constantius III becomes co- Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Year 1886 ( MDCCCLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 962 - Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works In a career spanning six decades, Ruggles appeared in close to 100 feature films. He was also the brother of director, producer, and silent actor Wesley Ruggles (1889-1972). Wesley Ruggles ( June 11, 1889 &ndash January 8, 1972) was an American Film director.
Charlie Ruggles was born in Los Angeles, California in 1886. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Despite training to be a doctor, Ruggles soon found himself on the stage, appearing in a stock production of Nathan Hale in 1905. At Los Angeles's Majestic Theatre, he played the romantic lead Private Jo Files in L. Frank Baum and Louis F. Gottschalk's musical, The Tik-Tok Man of Oz in 1913. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Lyman Frank Baum ( May 15 1856 &ndash May 5 1919) was an American Author, Actor, and Independent filmmaker Louis Ferdinand Gottschalk ( October 7, 1864 - July 15, 1934) was an American Composer born in St He moved to Broadway to appear in Help Wanted in 1914. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located His first screen role came in the silent Peer Gynt the following year. Peer Gynt (per gʏnt is a play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Throughout the 1910s and 1920s Ruggles continued to appear in silent movies, though his passion remained the stage, appearing in long-running productions such as The Passing Show of 1918, The Demi-Virgin and Battling Butler. The Passing Show of 1918 is a Broadway musical Revue which opened in the Winter Garden Theater on July 25, 1918. Battling Butler is a 1926 Comedy Silent film directed by and starring Buster Keaton. His most famous stage hit was one of his last before a twenty year hiatus, Queen High, produced in 1930. Queen High is the title of an early musical - Comedy produced by Paramount Pictures in 1930.
From 1929, Ruggles appeared in talking pictures. His first was Gentleman of the Press in which he played a comic, alcoholic newspaper reporter. Throughout the 1930s he was teamed with comic actress Mary Boland in a string of domestic farces, notably Six of a Kind, Ruggles of Red Gap, and People Will Talk; Boland was the domineering wife and Ruggles the mild-mannered husband. Mary Boland ( January 28, 1880 – June 23, 1965) was an American stage and film actress Ruggles of Red Gap is a 1915 novel by Harry Leon Wilson, adapted for the Broadway stage as a musical the same year, and made into a movie several People Will Talk ( 1951) is a 20th Century Fox Comedy film directed by Joseph L Ruggles is best remembered today as the big-game hunter in Bringing Up Baby. Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 Screwball comedy directed by Howard Hawks and starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. In other films he often played the "comic relief" character in otherwise straight films. Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work often to relieve tension In all, he appeared in about 100 movies.
In 1949, Ruggles halted in his film career to return to the stage and to move into television. He was the headline character in the TV series The Ruggles, a family comedy in which he played a character also called Charlie Ruggles, and The World of Mr. The Ruggles was perhaps the earliest family Sitcom to be shown on American television Sweeney. He returned to the big screen in 1961, playing Charles McKendrick in The Parent Trap and Mackenzie Savage in The Pleasure of His Company. The Parent Trap (1961 is a Walt Disney Productions Feature film starring Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith The Pleasure of His Company ( 1961) is a Comedy film starring Fred Astaire and Debbie Reynolds, based on the play of the same He had a recurring guest role on The Beverly Hillbillies in the mid-1960s as Lowell Redlings Farquhar, father-in-law of Milburn Drysdale (Raymond Bailey). The Beverly Hillbillies is an American Television series about a Hillbilly family transplanted to Beverly Hills California after finding The Beverly Hillbillies is an American Television series about a Hillbilly family transplanted to Beverly Hills California after finding Raymond Thomas Bailey ( May 6, 1904 – April 15, 1980) was an American Actor on the Broadway stage, movies
Ruggles also lent his voice to the "Aesop and Son" TV cartoons produced by Jay Ward and Bill Scott. J Troplong "Jay" Ward ( September 20, 1920 – October 12, 1989) was an American creator and producer of animated Bill Scott or Billy Scott may refer to Bill Scott (athlete, Australian long-distance runner Bill Scott (author, Australian Ruggles played Aesop; Daws Butler played "Junior. Daws Butler ( Charles Dawson Butler; November 16, 1916 – May 18, 1988) was a Voice actor born in Toledo, "
Ruggles died of cancer at his Hollywood home in 1970 at the age of 84. He was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. Forest Lawn Memorial Park is a privately-owned Cemetery in Glendale, Los Angeles, in the United States. Glendale ( is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a Sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood Los Angeles California, USA, that
The Lady Lies is a 1929 film directed by Hobert Henley, and starring Walter Huston, Claudette Colbert and Charles Ruggles Young Man of Manhattan is a 1930 film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Monta Bell, and starring Claudette Colbert, Norman Charley's Aunt is a Farce in three acts written by Brandon Thomas. Queen High is the title of an early musical - Comedy produced by Paramount Pictures in 1930. Honor Among Lovers is a 1931 film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Dorothy Arzner. The Smiling Lieutenant is a 1931 Paramount film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. One Hour with You is a 1932 film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. This Is the Night is a 1932 comedy film directed by Frank Tuttle, based on the play Naughty Cinderella written by Henry Falk. This is an article about a film For the song see Love Me Tonight (song Love Me Tonight is a 1932 Musical comedy film Trouble in Paradise is a 1932 Romantic comedy film that tells the story of a master Thief who meets up with a beautiful Pickpocket If I Had a Million is an American film released by Paramount Studios in 1932 starring Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, Girl Without a Room is a 1933 musical comedy film starring Charles Farrell, Charles Ruggles, and Marguerite Churchill. Ruggles of Red Gap is a 1915 novel by Harry Leon Wilson, adapted for the Broadway stage as a musical the same year, and made into a movie several Charles Laughton ( 1 July, 1899 &ndash 15 December, 1962) was an English Academy Award -winning stage and The Big Broadcast of 1936 ( 1935) is a Paramount Pictures production directed by Norman Taurog, and is the second in the series of Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby ( May 3, 1903 &ndash October 14, 1977) was an Academy Award winning American Popular Ethel Merman ( January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was an American Actress and Singer for Musical Hearts Divided is a 1936 Musical film about the real-life marriage between American Elizabeth 'Betsy' Patterson and Jérôme Bonaparte Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 Screwball comedy directed by Howard Hawks and starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12 1907 – June 29 2003 was an American actress of film television and stage Max Everitt Rosenbloom, known as Slapsie Maxie (born September 6, 1903, in Harlem, New York City – died March 6, Stepin Fetchit was the Stage name of American Comedian and Film Actor Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry Martha Raye ( August 27, 1916 &ndash October 19, 1994) was an American comic actress and standards singer who performed Friendly Enemies is a 1942 film starring Charles Winninger, Charles Ruggles, James Craig, and Nancy Kelly. Incendiary Blonde was a 1945 musical biography of 1920s nightclub star Texas Guinan. A Stolen Life is a 1946 Drama film, directed by Curtis Bernhardt. Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5 1908 – October 6 1989 was an American actress of Film, Television and Theatre. Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford ( May 1, 1916 &ndash August 30, 2006) was a Canadian -born American Gallant Journey ( 1946) is a historical film about early US aeronautical experimenter John Joseph Montgomery. It Happened on 5th Avenue is a 1947 comedy with Academy Award nominations for best writing and original story Ramrod is a 1947 film directed by André De Toth. This cowboy drama from Hungarian director De Toth was the first of several films based The Bells of St Mary's is a 1959 made-for-television film directed by Tom Donovan, and starring Claudette Colbert and Marc Connelly. All in a Night's Work is a 1961 movie starring Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, and directed by Joseph Anthony. Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7 1917 &ndash December 25 1995 was an American Singer, Film Actor, television personality Shirley MacLaine (born April 24, 1934) is an American Academy Award -winning Film and Theater Actress, well-known The Parent Trap (1961 is a Walt Disney Productions Feature film starring Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith Papa's Delicate Condition is a 1963 Comedy film starring Jackie Gleason and Glynis Johns. I'd Rather Be Rich is a 1964 Romantic comedy film. A dying man wishes to meet his granddaughter's fiancé but he is unavailable so the woman persuades The Ugly Dachshund ( 1966) is a Walt Disney Productions Feature film starring Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette in a Follow Me Boys! is a 1966 family movie released through Walt Disney Pictures, based on the book God and My Country by MacKinlay Frederick Martin MacMurray ( August 30, 1908 &ndash November 5, 1991) was an American Actor who appeared in over one Vera Miles (born Vera June Ralston; August 23, 1929) is an American actress known from such classic films as The Searchers The Internet Broadway Database ( IBDB) is an online Database of Broadway theatre productions and their personnel