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About Charlie 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.
Charles Sherman “Charlie” Ruggles (February 8, 1886 – December 23, 1970) was a comic American actor. In a career spanning six decades, Ruggles appeared in close to 100 feature films, often in mild-mannered and comic roles. He was also the brother of director, producer, and silent actor Wesley Ruggles (1889–1972).