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Encyclopedia > Charles Ruggles

Charles Sherman 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. He was also the brother of director, producer, and silent actor Wesley Ruggles (June 11, 1889 - January 8, 1972). Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Wesley Ruggles (1889-1972) was an American film director. ...

Charlie Ruggles was born in Los Angeles, California in 1886. Despite training to be a doctor, Ruggles soon found himself on the stage, appearing in a stock production of Nathan Hale in 1905. He moved to Broadway to appear in Help Wanted in 1914. His first screen role came in the silent Peer Gynt the following year. Throughout the 1910s and 1920s Ruggles continued to appear in silent movies, though his passion remained the stage, appearing in long-running productions such as The Passing Show of 1918, The Demi-Virgin and Battling Butler. His most famous stage hit was one of his last before a twenty year hiatus, Queen High, produced in 1930. The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish Los Ángeles , meaning the angels), also known as L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population, as well as one of the worlds most important economic, cultural, and entertainment centers. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 9 - The United States of America is 40,000 days old. ... This article is about the street in New York City. ...

From 1929, Ruggles appeared in talking pictures. His first was Gentleman of the Press in which he played a comic, alcoholic, newspaper reporter; a role he was to repeat several times over the years. He struck up a comic partnership with the formidable actress Mary Boland with whom he appeared with in half-a-dozen farces in the 1930s. In other films he played the "comic relief" character in otherwise straight films. In all, he appeared in about 100 movies. Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension. ...

In 1949 Ruggles halted in his film career to return to the stage and to move into television. He was the headline character in the TV series The Ruggles, where he played a character also called Charlie Ruggles, and The World of Mr. Sweeney. He was a guest star on the The Beverly Hillbillies, and had a recurring role as Lowell Redlings Farquahr, father-in-law of Milburn Drysldale (Raymond Bailey). The Beverly Hillbillies is a TV sitcom about a hillbilly who strikes oil while hunting on his land, near the fictional Bugtussle, and moves his family to Beverly Hills, California, with the resultant wealth. ... Raymond Bailey (May 6, 1904 – April 15, 1980) was an American actor. ...

He returned to the big screen in 1961, playing Charles McKendrick in The Parent Trap and Mackenzie Savage in The Pleasure of His Company. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

Ruggles died of cancer at his Hollywood home in 1970 at the age of 84. 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ...

He has a star on the Hall of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard.


  • Ruggles's entry in the IMDb

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Charles Ruggles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (389 words)
Charles Sherman Ruggles (February 8, 1886 - December 23, 1970) was a comic American actor.
Charlie Ruggles was born in Los Angeles, California in 1886.
Ruggles died of cancer at his Hollywood home in 1970 at the age of 84.
Carl Ruggles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (264 words)
Famous for his prickly personality, Ruggles was nonetheless friends with Henry Cowell, Edgard Varese, Charles Ives, Ruth Crawford Seeger, and Charles Seeger.
His method of atonal counterpoint was based on a non-serial technique of avoiding repeating a pitch class until a generally fixed number such as eight pitch classes intervened.
Ruggles was also a prolific painter, sellings hundreds of paintings during his lifetime.
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