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Charles Winninger

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Biography

Athens, Wisconsin, USA
Short, chubby-framed, twinkle-eyed, ever-huggable Charles Winninger was a veteran vaudevillian by the time he arrived in talking films. Born in a trunk to show biz folk in Athens, Wisconsin, on May 26, 1884, he was initially christened Karl Winninger. He left school while quite young (age 8) to join and tour with his parent's vaudeville family act which was called Winninger Family Concert Co. Upon his parents' retirement, he and his five brothers went off to play in various stock and repertory companies. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Dr. Joe Thompson

Children of Dreams 1931

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Character: Dr. Enoch Downer

Nothing Sacred 1937

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Character: Van Reighle Van Pelter Van Doon

Every Day's a Holiday 1937

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Character: B.J. Nolan

Woman Chases Man 1937

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Character: Washington Dimsdale

Destry Rides Again 1939

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Character: Julius Malette

My Love Came Back 1940

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Character: Himself

The Miracle of Sound 1940

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Character: 'Pop' Gallagher

Ziegfeld Girl 1941

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Character: C.J. Haskell

Pot o' Gold 1941

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Character: Sam Demming

Broadway Rhythm 1944

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Character: Pop Candless

Belle of the Yukon 1944

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Character: Dudley 'Granfeathers' Osborne

Sunday Dinner for a Soldier 1944

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Character: Uncle Chester Read

Something in the Wind 1947

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Character: D. Rutherford Morgan

Living in a Big Way 1947

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Character: Judge William Pittman Priest

The Sun Shines Bright 1953

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Character: Captain Eph Allan

A Perilous Journey 1953

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Character: Ernest Raff

Las Vegas Shakedown 1955

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Character: R.J. Parsons

Raymie 1960

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