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Actor, Charles Sellon, was born on Aug 24, 1870 in Boston, MA. Sellon died at the age of 66 on Jun 26, 1937 in La Crescenta, CA .


Charles Sellon appeared in over 105 films, quite memorably as poor, blind Mr. Muckle in the W.C. Fields’ classic It’s A Gift.

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).



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By David on Aug 13, 2015 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

"Bah!" Of all the actors and actresses who appeared in 1930s films, (1870-1937) was certainly one of them. A native of Boston, Sellon made his stage debut in 1901 and his film debut in 1923. He was rarely the lead; skinny and with a long face, with a mouth usually in a frown or scow... Read full article

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By Annmarie Gatti on Aug 24, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born August 24, 1870, ! Appeared in over 100 roles but I love him BEST as Mr Muckle in WC Fields‘ It’s a Gift (Norman Z. McLeod). “Open the door for Mr Muckle!” Poor WC! ….. Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub Share this:ShareFacebookDiggRedditStumbleUpo... Read full article

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Charles Sellon Quotes:

Uncle Ned Smith: Now listen to me, you two. I want you to understand just one thing. If you ever expect to get anything out of me, you're going to be human enough and decent enough to take Shirley into this house to live. I'll pay for her board and her clothes.
J. Wellington Smythe: Why, Uncle Ned, that won't be necessary.
Anita Smythe: Well, naturally. We had no idea you felt this way about the child.
Uncle Ned Smith: Well, I do. If you don't want her here, I guess I can find some other place for her. And I guess I can find another place for me, too!

Joy Smythe: What are you gonna get for Christmas? I'm gonna get a pink dollhouse with real furniture and a real piano and a tennis racket and a great big doll.
Shirley Blake: I asked Santa Claus to bring me a doll.
Joy Smythe: There ain't any Santa Claus!
Shirley Blake: There is too!
Joy Smythe: There is not! My psychoanalyst told me there ain't any Santa Claus or fairies or giants or anything like that.
Shirley Blake: I'll bet you'd feel pretty bad tomorrow morning if you woke up and you didn't have any presents.
Joy Smythe: Well, I won't. Wanna know why? 'Cause I already peeked in the closet and saw 'em.
Shirley Blake: I don't care what you saw. There is a Santa Claus!
Joy Smythe: There ain't!
Shirley Blake: Mr. Smith, there is a Santa Claus, isn't there?
Uncle Ned Smith: What did she say?
Shirley Blake: She said there isn't.
Uncle Ned Smith: Then there is.

Mr. Muckle: (after he crashes his cane thru the glass pane door)
You got that door closed again, uh?

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Charles Sellon Facts
Will always be fondly remembered for his enduring classic scenes with W.C. Fields in the film "It's a Gift" playing the blind and nearly deaf Mr. Muckle who, with the help of a cane, hilariously destroys Fields' grocery store.

Cranky character actor from Broadway who got a lot of mileage out of playing curmudgeons opposite such little notables as Shirley Temple.

Child: Robert Charles Sellon (31 January 1911-3 April 1997).

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