Job Actor
Years active 1901-1935
Known for Mr. Muckle in W.C. Fields' It's A Gift
Top Roles Mr. Muckle, Letter Writer, Chief George C. Tuttle, Minister at Reformatory, Funeral Director
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Crime, Silent Films, Mystery
Top TopicsPre-Code Cinema, Aviation, Forbidden Hollywood
Top Collaborators , (Producer), (Producer), (Director)
Shares birthday with Arthur Rosson, Preston Foster, Dorothy Comingore  see more..

Charles Sellon Overview:

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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The Film Festival: "Bright Eyes" and "It's a Gift"

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: You're that aviator, aren't you? Well, I don't like airplanes.
James 'Loop' Merritt: Well, I don't like wheelchairs.
Uncle Ned Smith: You stay in those airplanes long enough, and you'll end up in one! What's he doing here?
J. Wellington Smythe: You see, Uncle Ned, he thinks it would be a good idea for Shirley to go and live with him.
Uncle Ned Smith: What? He wants to take Shirley away? Are you married?
James 'Loop' Merritt: No, I'm not.
Uncle Ned Smith: How much do you make?
James 'Loop' Merritt: Enough to support myself.
Uncle Ned Smith: Where do you live?
James 'Loop' Merritt: At the airport.
Uncle Ned Smith: Where do you eat?
James 'Loop' Merritt: In restaurants.
Uncle Ned Smith: Well, you can't have her!
James 'Loop' Merritt: Oh yeah? Who says so?
Uncle Ned Smith: I say so!
James 'Loop' Merritt: I've got more right to her than you have!
Uncle Ned Smith: We'll see about that!

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

Uncle Ned Smith: We showed her, didn't we?
Shirley Blake: We sure did. Thanks, Mr. Smith. I like you.
Uncle Ned Smith: Then you're the only one around here that does. They don't like me, and I don't like them, either.

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Charles Sellon Facts
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).

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.

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