Charles Ruggles

Actor, Dog breeder
A much-loved comic talent in film and on television for over five decades, Charles Ruggles sputtered, stumbled and clucked his way through a series of popular turns as meek, easily overwhelmed men in such classic films ... Read more »
Born: 02/07/1886 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

Follow Me, Boys! 1966 (Movie)

John Everett Hughes (Actor)

The Ugly Dachsund 1965 (Movie)

Dr Pruitt, Veterinarian (Actor)

I'd Rather Be Rich 1963 (Movie)

Dr Charles Crandall (Actor)

Papa's Delicate Condition 1962 (Movie)

Grandpa Anthony Ghio (Actor)

Son of Flubber 1962 (Movie)

Judge Murdock (Actor)

The Parent Trap 1961 (Movie)

Charles McKendrick (Actor)

The Pleasure of His Company 1961 (Movie)

Mackenzie Savage (Actor)

All in a Night's Work 1960 (Movie)

Dr Warren Kingsley Sr (Actor)

A Stolen Life 1947 (Movie)

Freddie Lindley (Actor)

It Happened on Fifth Avenue 1947 (Movie)

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Go West, Young Lady 1940 (Movie)

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The Perfect Snob 1940 (Movie)

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Balalaika 1938 (Movie)

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Bringing Up Baby 1938 (Movie)

Major Horace Applegate (Actor)

Breaking the Ice 1937 (Movie)

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The Big Broadcast of 1936 1934 (Movie)

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Murders in the Zoo 1932 (Movie)

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Love Me Tonight 1931 (Movie)

Viscount Gilbert de Varèze (Actor)

One Hour With You 1931 (Movie)

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This Is the Night 1931 (Movie)

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Trouble in Paradise 1931 (Movie)

The Major (Actor)

Biography

A much-loved comic talent in film and on television for over five decades, Charles Ruggles sputtered, stumbled and clucked his way through a series of popular turns as meek, easily overwhelmed men in such classic films as ""Trouble in Paradise" (1932), "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935) and "Bringing Up Baby" (1938). Blessed with an expressive face and a voice that rose in register when his characters felt under duress, Ruggles became a scene-stealer of the first order in the late 1930s and early 1940s before stepping away from the cinema to work extensively on stage and in the early days of television. In the latter capacity, he starred on the popular sitcom "The Ruggles" (ABC, 1949-1952) and brought effortless humor as a sage, if still flappable father figure in numerous guest appearances. A welcome presence for film and television audiences for a half-century, Ruggles' comic gifts made him a favorite among classic movie fans and always one of the best elements of any stage or screen production.

Relationships

Wesley Ruggles

Brother

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