Charles Halton Overview:

Character actor, Charles Halton, was born on Mar 16, 1876 in Washington, DC. Halton died at the age of 83 on Apr 16, 1959 in Los Angeles, CA .


With pasted-across hair and rimless spectacles, Charles Halton played businessmen, bank managers, doctors and even spies. His characters were suspicious of intentions and generally nobody's fools; you could almost see their noses twitch. A late arrival to the film world, Halton became one of Hollywood's most prolific character actors. From 1938 to 1940 alone, he appeared in over 50 films, often giving incisive cameos. He was at his interfering best in the war years, notably in such films as "To Be or No To Be". He also played the role of Mr. Carter, the bank examiner in "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946). He died from hepatitis.

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



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Henry Miggs: Miggs: I'm so tired!

Albert Meng: [Objecting to Ward's typing] If you have to write, write with a pencil!

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Small, bespectacled American character actor with thinning gray hair and wire rims trained at American Academy of Dramatic Arts and maintained a durable presence on Broadway. He later came to Hollywood and showed off his modest versatility in hundreds of minor roles, playing snively, harried and acrid old fellers all over the place during the late 1930s and '40s.

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