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Charles Ray (Charles Edgar Alfred Ray)

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Biography

Jacksonville, Illinois, USA
Ray portrayed simple unaffected country bumpkins in silent rural melodramas. Unfortunately, Ray let Hollywood turn him into a headstrong egotist. Alienating most producers, he put up his own money to finance a major feature called The Courtship of Myles Standish (1923). The film was a miserable failure that wiped out Ray's fortune. Comeback attempts were hampered by the advent of the sound picture. Read more...

Actor

Character: Leonard Purcell

By Your Leave 1934

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Character: Uncle Wes

A Little Bit of Heaven 1940

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Character: American business executive

A Yank in the R.A.F. 1941

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Character: Man getting on Bus

Mrs. Miniver 1942

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