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CHARLIE RUGGLES BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Charlie Ruggles was born on February 8th, 1886 in Los Angeles, California with the birth name Charles Sherman Ruggles to parents Charles Herman and Maria Ruggles.  He worked for a number of years on stage and then began to pursue a career as a film actor.

His film debut was in 1914 on the film, ”The Patchwork Girl of Oz” and from there on out he worked over a sixty year career, being one of the longest running careers in Hollywood.
 
Some of his other more popular film roles were in, “If I had a Million” (1932) starring Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, George Raft, Richard Bennett and W.C. Fields, “Bringing Up Baby” (1938) starring Katharine Hepburn, Barry Fitzgerald and Cary Grant and he was the narrating voice of the, “Aesop's Fables” for the animated cartoon, “The Bullwinkle Show” (1961).  He also won a Broadway Tony Award as Best Supporting Actor for, “The Pleasure of His Company” and in 1953 he served as President of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Charlie was even around for the early days of television having his own sitcome from 1949-1952 called coincidently "The Ruggles" and appeared on several shows such as "Climax!", "The Life of Riley", "Playhouse 90", "Studio One", "Wagon Train", "Make Room for Daddy", "The Jim Backus Show", Burke's Law" "Pistols 'n Petticoats" and "The Beverly Hillbillies".
 
He married twice throughout his lifetime.  First to Adele Rowland from 1914 through 1921.  His second time to marry was Marion MaBarba from 1942 through 1970.  He never had any children and do not marry again as he passed away on December 23rd, 1970 from cancer in Hollywood, California.
 
His childhood was a little difficult as he lost his mother to a gunshot would when she stepped between her husband and the gunman and then his step father was killed in 1925 by a street car. 

Charlie Ruggles was honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio, Television and Motion Pictures. 


Filmography

1976 Aesop & Son
1968 The Danny Thomas Hour
1967 Carousel
1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies
1965-1966 The Beverly Hillbillies
1966 Pistols 'n Petticoats
1966 Bonanza
1966 Follow Me, Boys!
1966 Laredo
1966 The Ugly Dachshund 
1964-1965 Bewitched
1965 The Munsters
1965 The Andy Griffith Show
1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
1965 Wagon Train
1964 My Living Doll
1963-1964 Burke's Law
1964 I'd Rather Be Rich 
1964 Destry
1964 Ben Casey
1963 Vacation Playhouse
1962-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre
1963 Papa's Delicate Condition 
1963 McKeever & the Colonel
1963 Son of Flubber 
1962 Saints and Sinners 
1957-1962 The Red Skelton Hour
1962 The Comedy Spot
1962 Ernestine
1962 Frontier Circus
1961 Follow the Sun
1961 The Bullwinkle Show 
1961 The Real McCoys
1961 The Parent Trap 
1961 The Pleasure of His Company 
1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
1961 The Chevy Show
1961 All in a Night's Work
1961 The Jim Backus Show
1960 The Best of the Post
1960 Goodyear Theatre
1960 Father Knows Best
1959 Once Upon a Christmas Tree 
1959 The Bells of St. Mary's 
1954-1958 Studio One in Hollywood
1958 The Life of Riley
1956-1958 Playhouse 90
1957 Matinee Theatre
1954-1957 The United States Steel Hour
1957 Climax!
1956-1957 Conflict
1954 The World of Mr. Sweeney
1954 The Motorola Television Hour
1953 Ben and Me 
1953 Medallion Theatre
1949-1952 The Ruggles
1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre
1949 Look for the Silver Lining
1949 The Lovable Cheat 
1948 Give My Regards to Broadway 
1947 It Happened on Fifth Avenue 
1947 Ramrod
1947 My Brother Talks to Horses 
1947 The Perfect Marriage 
1946 Gallant Journey 
1946 A Stolen Life 
1945 Incendiary Blonde 
1945 Bedside Manner
1944 Three Is a Family 
1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay 
1944 The Doughgirls 
1943 Dixie Dugan 
1942 Friendly Enemies 
1941 The Perfect Snob 
1941 Go West, Young Lady 
1941 The Parson of Panamint 
1941 Model Wife 
1941 Honeymoon for Three 
1940 The Invisible Woman
1940 No Time for Comedy
1940 Public Deb No. 1 
1940 Maryland
1940 Opened by Mistake 
1940 The Farmer's Daughter 
1939 Balalaika
1939 Night Work 
1939 Invitation to Happiness
1939 Sudden Money 
1939 Boy Trouble 
1938 His Exciting Night 
1938 Service de Luxe 
1938 Breaking the Ice 
1938 Bringing Up Baby
1937 Exclusive 
1937 Turn Off the Moon 
1936 Mind Your Own Business 
1936 Wives Never Know 
1936 Yours for the Asking 
1936 Hearts Divided
1936 Early to Bed 
1936 The Preview Murder Mystery
1936 Anything Goes
1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936
1935 No More Ladies
1935 People Will Talk 
1935 Ruggles of Red Gap 
1934 The Pursuit of Happiness 
1934 Friends of Mr. Sweeney
1934 Murder in the Private Car 
1934 Melody in Spring
1934 Six of a Kind 
1933 Alice in Wonderland 
1933 Girl Without a Room
1933 Goodbye Love 
1933 Mama Loves Papa 
1933 Melody Cruise
1933 Terror Aboard
1933 Murders in the Zoo 
1932 Madame Butterfly 
1932 If I Had a Million
1932 Evenings for Sale
1932 Trouble in Paradise
1932 The Night of June 13th 
1932 70,000 Witnesses 
1932 Love Me Tonight 
1932 This Is the Night 
1932 One Hour with You 
1932 This Reckless Age 
1931 Husband's Holiday 
1931 Beloved Bachelor 
1931 The Smiling Lieutenant
1931 The Girl Habit 
1931 Honor Among Lovers 
1930 Charley's Aunt 
1930 Her Wedding Night 
1930 Queen High 
1930 Young Man of Manhattan 
1930 Roadhouse Nights 
1929 The Battle of Paris 
1929 The Lady Lies
1929 Gentlemen of the Press 
1923 The Heart Raider 
1915 The Reform Candidate 
1915 Peer Gynt 
1915 The Majesty of the Law
1915 Hushing the Scandal 
1914 The Patchwork Girl of Oz   





Matinee Classics - No Time for Comedy starring James Stewart, Rosalind Russell, Charlie Ruggles, Genevieve Tobin, Louise Beavers, Allyn Joslyn, Clarence Kolb, Robert Greig, J.M. Kerrigan, Lawrence Grossmith, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Herbert Heywood, Frank Faylen, James Burke and Edgar Dearing
Matinee Classics - No More Ladies starring Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Charles Ruggles, Franchot Tone, Edna May Oliver, Gail Patrick, Reginald Denny, Vivienne Osborne, Joan Fontaine, Arthur Treacher, David S. Horsley, Jean Chatburn and E.J. Babille
Matinee Classics - Breaking the Ice starring Bobby Breen, Charles Ruggles, Dolores Costello and Irene DareBobby Breen, Dolores Costello, Billy Gilbert, Margaret Hamilton, John 'Dusty' King, Charlie Ruggles
Matinee Classics - Gallant Journey starring Glenn Ford, Janet Blair, Charlie Ruggles, Henry Travers, Jimmy Lloyd, Charles Kemper, Arthur Shields, Willard Robertson, Selena Royle and Robert DeHaven
Matinee Classics - No Time for Comedy starring James Stewart, Rosalind Russell, Charles Ruggles, Genevieve Tobin, Louise Beavers, Allyn Joslyn, Clarence Kolb, Robert Greig, J.M. Kerrigan, Lawrence Grossmith, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Herbert Heywood, Frank Faylen, James Burke and Edgar Dearing
Matinee Classics - The Shining Future starring Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, Dennis Morgan, Deanna Durbin, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Ruggles, Jack Carson, Benny Goodman, Harry James, and more
Matinee Classics - The Doughgirls starring Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Jane Wyman, Irene Manning, Charlie Ruggles, Eve Arden, John Ridgely, Alan Mowbray, John Alexander, Craig Stevens, Barbara Brown, Francis Pierlot, Donald MacBride and Regis Toomey
Matinee Classics - The Doughgirls starring Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Jane Wyman, Irene Manning, Charlie Ruggles, Eve Arden, John Ridgely, Alan Mowbray, John Alexander, Craig Stevens, Barbara Brown, Francis Pierlot, Donald MacBride and Regis Toomey


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