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Charlie Ruggles

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This page is dedicated to providing information on one of the finest comedians in the history of the motion pictures

Charlie Ruggles was born in 1886. Starting in 1915, he appeared in a half-dozen silent pictures. After movies turned to sound, Charles "Charlie" Ruggles became one of the most popular comedy and characters of the 1930's and 1940's. Usually playing a henpecked husband or a genial character, he appeared in about 80 movies. In one of his best roles, he played frontiersman Egbert Floud in 1935's "Ruggles of Red Gap".

In the late 40s he moved to the new medium of television, staring in "The Ruggles" (1949-1952) and "The World of Mr. Sweeney" (1954). In 1959 he won a Tony for "The Pleasure Of His Company".

The 1960's saw him much in demand for comedies such as Walt Disney pictures and television series. Shows he appeared on included "The Munsters", "Wagon Train", and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.". In 1970 Charlie Ruggles died at the age of 84.

His younger brother Wesley Ruggles (1889-1972) was a noted movie director.

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List of Charlie Ruggles movies (1915 - 1966)

Descriptions of many Charlie Ruggles movies

Short Biography on the Great Character Actors Website

Charlie Ruggles' Photographs

Charlie Ruggles' television series "The Ruggles"

William Demarest Website

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