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Charley Grapewin (Charles Ellsworth Grapewin)

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Biography

Xenia, Ohio, USA
This old codger film favorite, born in 1869 (some reports say 1875), got into the entertainment field at an early age, first as a circus performer (aerialist and trapeze artist). Acting having then sparked his interest, he worked in a series of stock companies while writing stage plays on the side that he himself could star in. He married actress Anna Chance around the turn of the century, and they remained a devoted couple until her death 47 years later. They had no children. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Ed Powers

The Millionaire 1931

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Character: Doc Boax

Heaven on Earth 1931

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Character: Senator Simmons

The Washington Masquerade 1932

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Character: Mr. Cadman

Wild Boys of the Road 1933

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Character: Pa Dennis

Heroes for Sale 1933

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Character: Drunk at Hamburger Stand

Female 1933

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Character: Andrew 'Juddy' Judson

Torch Singer 1933

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Character: Dad Saunders

Pilgrimage 1933

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Character: Sergeant Jimmy Bagby

Judge Priest 1934

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Character: Pop Calloway

The Loudspeaker 1934

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Character: J. A. Lamb

Alice Adams 1935

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Character: Mr. McComber

Ah, Wilderness! 1935

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Character: Gramp Maple

The Petrified Forest 1936

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Character: Mr. Bane

Libeled Lady 1936

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Character: Dr. Ned Fabre

Small Town Girl 1936

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Character: James K. Blakeley

Broadway Melody of 1938 1937

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Character: Wilson - Caretaker

The Shopworn Angel 1938

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Character: 'Old Puff'

Stand Up and Fight 1939

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Character: Judge Emmett T. Brennan

Johnny Apollo 1940

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Character: Uncle Caleb

Rhythm on the River 1940

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Character: Benjamin L. Pidgeon, Bellboy

The Impatient Years 1944

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Character: Mr. Bane in 'Libeled Lady'

The Big Parade of Comedy 1964

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