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Also Known As: Charlie Ruggles, Charles Ruggles Died: December 23, 1970
Born: February 8, 1886 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor, dog breeder

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Follow Me, Boys! (1966) John Everett Hughes
2.
 The Ugly Dachshund (1966) Dr. Pruitt
3.
 I'd Rather Be Rich (1964) Dr. Charles Crandall
4.
 Son of Flubber (1963) Judge Murdock
5.
 Papa's Delicate Condition (1963) Grandpa Anthony Ghio
6.
 The Parent Trap (1961) Charles McKendrick
7.
 All in a Night's Work (1961) Dr. Warren Kingsley, Sr.
8.
 The Pleasure of His Company (1961) Mackenzie Savage
9.
 Look for the Silver Lining (1949) Caro "Pop" Miller
10.
 The Lovable Cheat (1949) Claude Mercadet
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brother:
Wesley Ruggles. Director.

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