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Charles Coburn

Charles Coburn

Charles Douville Coburn was an American film and theater actor. Born in Savannah, Georgia, Coburn formed an acting company with his wife, and in addition to managing the company, the couple performed frequently on Broadway. After his wife's death in 1937, Coburn relocated to Los Angeles, California and began acting in films.

He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The More the Merrier (1943). He was also nominated for his roles in The Devil and Miss Jones (1941) and The Green Years (1946).

His other film credits include The Lady Eve (1941), Kings Row (1942), The Constant Nymph (1943), Heaven Can Wait (1943), Wilson (1944), The Paradine Case (1947) and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).

He died from a heart attack in New York, New York.

Charles Coburn has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to motion pictures at 6240 Hollywood Boulevard.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Charles Coburn Facts

Birth NameCharles Douville Coburn
OccupationActor
BirthdayJune 19, 1877
SignGemini
BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia, USA
Date of deathAugust 30, 1961 (age 84)
Awards1944 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for The More the Merrier)

Selected Filmography

The Magnificent Seven
The Truckee Strip
The Great Escape
Impact
The Paradine Case
Eraser
Octopussy
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
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