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Charles McGraw Overview:

Actor, Charles McGraw, was born Charles Butters on May 10, 1914 in Des Moines, IA. McGraw died at the age of 66 on Jul 30, 1980 in Studio City, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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What a Character! Blogathon – On December 14, 2018December 14, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized There are tough guys, there are bad guys, and then there is , the toughest, baddest, most terrifying of them all. With his raspy voice and hi... Read full article

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Charles McGraw Quotes:

Walter Brown: What kind of a dame would marry a hood?
Det. Sgt. Gus Forbes: All kinds.

Sheriff Frank Wilson: What I'm tryin' to say is that federal agents were watchin' when McKinley was gunned down in Buffalo by a lone assassin. Anybody can kill the President if they want to. They don't even need a good reason. They don't even need to be smart. All they need to be is willing. Now people back East don't understand guns, but nobody believes that. Out West, we've learned to live with 'em. Presidential assasination will not happen in this town like it happened to President McKinley.

Sheriff Frank Wilson: Bad news, Coop, real bad!
Deputy Sheriff Christopher 'Coop' Cooper: Like what?
Sheriff Frank Wilson: Willie Boy and a band of Paiutes ambushed the posse.
Deputy Sheriff Christopher 'Coop' Cooper: How do you know?
Sheriff Frank Wilson: What do you mean, "How do I know?" It's on the Western Union from Whitewater Station.
Deputy Sheriff Christopher 'Coop' Cooper: How many got it?
Sheriff Frank Wilson: Ray Calvert's dead. Two or three others - we don't know. Those newshounds are burning up the wires and they're pulling you and me right in the middle along side of the President. And those sons-of-bitches are in there gettin' half drunk on my whiskey!

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Charles McGraw Fact
In September of 1955, McGraw surfaced in the Humphrey Bogart role as Rick in the TV version of "Casablanca" (1955) for ABC. It lasted only one season. For some reason, however, Rick's last name here was Jason. NBC revived the series again ("Casablanca" (1983)), this time with David Soul of "Starsky and Hutch" (1975) fame and with the lead character's name reverted back to the film's original -- Rick Blaine.

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