Charlotte Greenwood Overview:

Character actress, Charlotte Greenwood, was born Frances Charlotte Greenwood on Jun 25, 1890 in Philadelphia, PA. Greenwood died at the age of 87 on Dec 28, 1977 in Los Angeles, CA .


Charlotte Greenwood was an American actress and eccentric dancer, with a hearty, no-nonsense voice. She played 'plain Janes' in her early days, then moved on to character roles in comedies and musicals becoming internationally known for her long-legged, high-kicking dance routines. She was at her best while under contract to Fox in the early 1940s, but was also notable as 'Aunt Eller' in Oklahoma! 

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



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

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Peyton Potter: [inspecting lipstick on his handkerchief] Hmm... ketchup?
Mrs. Peyton Potter: No doubt. And from a Brazilian tomato.

Clara: Are you trying to be funny?
Raymond Dabney: Yes.
Clara: Try harder.

Polly Hathaway: You have all the passion of an infuriated clam.

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