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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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Charlotte Greenwood Quotes:

Polly Hathaway: You're just as safe with me as you would be in jail.

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

Mrs. Peyton Potter: [after meeting Dorita] That hat! I'd better watch my lampshades and bell-cords!

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