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- Risk-taker or Innovator
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Charles Coburn and his memory
- Robert Dunn
When I was a lad in the 50s in LA I read a short story about Charles Coburn that reflects his remarkable mental agility coupled with a bad memory for names. Once, so goes the story, he was having lunch at the Brown Derby in Hollywood with his best friend from high school. Coburn was had a penchant for forgetting names. During the lunch his agent of many years walked into the Derby and up to his table. Coburn stalled with his introduction of his long-time agent as he could not remember his best friend's name. Finally, he remembered the name and started the introductions. Unfortunately, by then he had forgotten his agent's name. By he way, the source of this tale was Coburn himself. I can just visualize the entire episode. An absolutly classic individual.
Irresistable Charles Coburn
- Teresa DeMott
I fell in love with Mr. Coburn while watching "The Devil and Miss Jones." His facial expressions, his voice, his reactions--irresistable!
A Remarkabe Talent
- Roy Bishop
Oh how I miss this era! Mr. Coburn is representative of a depth of talent that is so lacking in Hollywood today! The innuendo is so subtle, the screen writing and direction so well crafted. Yet it still take's a talent such as Mr. Coburn and his Co-Star's to execute this artistry. It seem's so under appreciated today!. Thank You TCM for preserving and reminding us daily what we had and what true art really is! No CGI, No Trick's, No Gimmick's! True ART!
One of my Favorite Actors
I love this man. He is fabulously funny. He truly knows how to act, he makes me laugh, he may have also been known as a comedian. Certainly a fantastic actor. I love him. All of his movies I can watch over and over again. He is great.
Charles Coburn's age
- wally fay
In Charles Coburn's bio on this site, it says he entered movies in his sixties in "Boss Tweed"in 1933. This site says he was born in 1877,making him 56 in "Boss Tweed." Let's not rush things.
what a great character!
- michael york
whether as a villain or a great comedy actor he was always superb he could play anything always added to the films in which he appeared heaven can wait kings row the more the merrier funny obtuse perplexed and he could also be romantic challenging edmund gwenn for the affections of spring byington in two films