Charles Ruggles Overview:

Legendary character actor, Charles Ruggles, was born Charles Sherman Ruggles on Feb 8, 1886 in Los Angeles, CA. Ruggles died at the age of 84 on Dec 23, 1970 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.



He was honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television, Motion Pictures and Radio. Ruggles was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Godfrey D. Scott: What's sauce for the gander is goose for the goose!

Maj. Horace Applegate: I don't like to say so at this moment sir, but everybody knows you're crazy.

Amos Mouse: My name's Amos, one of the church mice from over on Second Street, and the first thing I'd do is figure a way to heat this place. All your heat's going up the chimney.
Ben Franklin: And what would you propose?
Amos Mouse: Put the fire in the middle of the room.
Ben Franklin: Oh, nonsense! You want to burn the place down?
Amos Mouse: Make something out of iron to put it in.
Ben Franklin: Say, that might be an idea.

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Appeared with a number of stock companies during his early years. He made his stage debut with the Alcazar Theatre Stock Company, where he initially found employment as a super. He also performed with the Oliver Morosco Stock Company and the El Paso Stock Company.

His parents were Charles Herman (a traveling pharmaceutical salesman) and Maria Theresa (Heinsch) Ruggles, and he was the elder of two sons. Charles began working for the same pharmaceutical company that his father worked in 1904 directly after his high school graduation but did not enjoy it and left not long after.

The Los Angeles native donated his personal memorabilia and awards to the Department of Special Collections at the UCLA Library.

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