Charles Coburn, Best Supporting Actor 1943: MovieMonday.com

THE MORE THE MERRIER

(Comedy - NR)

Charles Coburn won his Supporting Oscar for playing the rich philantrhropist (Benjamin Dingle) who gives a young romance a boost in THE MORE THE MERRIER.


Charles Coburn (1877 - 1961)

Savannah-born American actor who was known for playing gruff but loveable cigar smoking characters. In 1918 Charles Coburn and his first wife formed the Coburn Players which preformed on broadway until her death in 1937. It was then that Charles Coburn signed a hollywsood contract and stared making films at the age of sixty. He continued workingin pictures until his death in 1961. One of Charles Coburn's more memorable roles is that of Marilyn Monroe's aged suitor, Sir Francis Beekman, in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes".

Charles Coburn was nominated (Supporting Actor) two other times:
THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES (41)
THE GREEN YEARS (46)

After a distinguished stage career he came to Hollywood.

Charles Coburn's other films include:

BOSS TWEED
THE PEOPLE'S ENEMY
BACHELOR MOTHER
ROAD TO SINGAPORE
EDISON THE MAN
THE LADY EVE
KING'S ROW
HEAVEN CAN WAIT
KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY
WILSON
IMPACT
EVERYBODY DOES IT
PEGGY
MONKEY BUSINESS
HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY GAL?
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
TO ROCKET MAN
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
JOHN PAUL JONES
PEPE

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