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Charles Winninger Overview:

Character actor, Charles Winninger, was born on May 26, 1884 in Athens, WI. Winninger died at the age of 84 on Jan 27, 1969 in Palm Springs, CA .

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Chubby, lovable, and usually mustachioed, Charles Winninger, hailed from a family of vaudevillians with whose act he stayed for many years, on and off -- until films claimed him as a 'regular' after his role as Cap'n Andy in the 1936 film, Show Boat. He was a top featured attraction after that until the early fifties, almost equaling his earlier success, when he played the father of the family in the 1945 version of State Fair.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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

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Charles Winninger Quotes:

Sam Gordon: [to George] The national pastime on Broadway isn't baseball, is kicking those guys who are down on their faces.


Dr. Enoch Downer: [Speaking to Wally Cook] You're a newspaperman. I can smell 'em. I've always been able to smell 'em. Excuse me while I open the window?


Abel Frake: [tasting the mincemeat] Doesn't taste like Grandma Stiches.


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Charles Winninger Facts
He created the role of Cap'n Andy in the original 1927 stage production of "Show Boat", a role which he repeated in the first (1932) Broadway revival and the 1936 film version (Show Boat (1936)) and which, from all accounts and the evidence provided in the 1936 film, became the greatest performance of his career.

He shared the same birth date - May 26 - with Joseph Urban, who designed the sets for the original Broadway stage production of "Show Boat", and Sammy Lee, who choreographed it.

His persona as a lovable captain was so well established from his having appeared in "Show Boat" that he was asked to play one yet again in A Perilous Journey (1953)).

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