Charles Sherman Ruggles (1886 - 1970)

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Nicknames: "Charlie"
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Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Death: Died in CA, USA
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About Charles Sherman Ruggles

Charles "Charlie" Sherman Ruggles was an American comic actor that had one of the longest careers in Hollywood, lasting more than 60 years and encompassing more than 100 films. He made his film debut in 1914 in The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) and worked steadily after that. He was memorably paired with Mary Boland in a series of comedies in the early 1930s, and was one of the standouts in the all-star comedy If I Had a Million (1932), as a harried, much-put-upon man who finally goes berserk in a china shop. Ruggles' slight stature and distinctive mannerisms - his fluttery, jumpy manner of speaking, his often befuddled look whenever events seemed about to overwhelm him, which was often - endeared him to generations of moviegoers. Memorable as Maj. Applegate the big-game hunter in the classic screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby (1938). Many will remember him as the narrator of the "Aesop's Fables" segment of the animated cartoon "The Bullwinkle Show" (1961). He was the brother of director Wesley Ruggles.

Has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame--one for films and one for TV.

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Charles Ruggles's Timeline

1886
February 8, 1886
Los Angeles, CA, USA
1914
1914
Age 27
1921
1921
Age 34
1942
1942
Age 55
1970
December 23, 1970
Age 84
CA, USA
1970
Age 83
1970
Age 83
Glendale, CA, USA