Charles Butterworth

Actor, Journalist
Doleful-looking, deadpan comic character actor who after earning a law degree from Notre Dame and working as a reporter went on the stage as a supporting player in several Broadway musicals. Butterworth entered films in ... Read more »
Born: 07/25/1896 in South Bend, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

This Is the Army 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

This Is the Army 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

Every Day's a Holiday 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

Thanks For the Memory 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

Swing High, Swing Low 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Moon's Our Home 1935 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hollywood Party 1934 (Movie)

Harvey Clemp (Actor)

Love Me Tonight 1931 (Movie)

(Actor)

Beauty and the Boss (Movie)

Ludwig Pfeffer (Actor)

Blonde Inspiration (Movie)

Bittsy Conway (Actor)

Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (Movie)

Algy Longworth (Actor)

Forsaking All Others (Movie)

Shep (Actor)

Half Angel (Movie)

Felix (Actor)

Illicit (Movie)

Georgie Evans (Actor)

Ladies of Leisure (Movie)

Party Guest (Actor)

Let Freedom Ring (Movie)

"The Mackerel, (Actor)

Penthouse (Movie)

Layton, butler (Actor)

Second Chorus (Movie)

Mr. Chisholm (Actor)

The Bargain (Movie)

Geoffrey (Actor)

The Mad Genius (Movie)

Karminsky (Actor)

We Went to College (Movie)

Glenn Harvey (Actor)

Biography

Doleful-looking, deadpan comic character actor who after earning a law degree from Notre Dame and working as a reporter went on the stage as a supporting player in several Broadway musicals. Butterworth entered films in 1930 and specialized in playing reticent, befuddled and indecisive characters--often rich bachelors--who did not get the girl, most notably as Jeanette MacDonald's nervous suitor in "Love Me Tonight" (1932).

Relationships

Ethel Sutherland

Wife

EDUCATION

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame , Indiana

Milestones

1930

Film debut in "The Life of the Party"

Encouraged by the success of a comedy monologue he performed in a press club show, went on the stage

Worked as a reporter

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