Charles Winninger

Charles Winninger


Birth Place
Athens, Wisconsin, USA
May 26, 1884
January 19, 1969

Photos & Videos

Three Smart Girls Grow Up - Publicity Stills
Three Smart Girls Grow Up - Scene Stills

Family & Companions

Gertrude Walker
Actor. Second wife; survived him.




Cast (Feature Film)

The Miracle of Santa's White Reindeer (1963)
Raymie (1960)
R. J. Parsons
Las Vegas Shakedown (1955)
Ernest Raff
The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
Judge William "Billy" Pittman Priest
Champ for a Day (1953)
Pa Karlsen
Torpedo Alley (1953)
Oliver J. Peabody
A Perilous Journey (1953)
Captain Eph Allan
Father Is a Bachelor (1950)
Professor Mordecai Ford
Give My Regards to Broadway (1948)
Albert Norwick
The Inside Story (1948)
Uncle Editor
Living in a Big Way (1947)
D. Rutherford Morgan
Something in the Wind (1947)
Uncle Chester
Lover Come Back (1946)
She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945)
Dr. Lane
State Fair (1945)
Abel Frake
Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1944)
Dudley "Granfeathers" Osborne
Broadway Rhythm (1944)
Sam Demming
Belle of the Yukon (1944)
Pop Candless
Flesh and Fantasy (1943)
King Lamarr
Hers to Hold (1943)
Judson Craig
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)
Coney Island (1943)
Friendly Enemies (1942)
Karl Pfeiffer
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
"Pop" Gallagher
The Get-Away (1941)
Dr. Josiah Glass
My Life with Caroline (1941)
Pot O' Gold (1941)
C. J. [Charles] Haskell
My Love Came Back (1940)
Julius Malette
Little Nellie Kelly (1940)
Michael Noonan
If I Had My Way (1940)
Joe Johnson
Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
Michael O'Brien
Babes in Arms (1939)
Joe Moran
Barricade (1939)
Samuel J. Cady
Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939)
Judson Craig
Destry Rides Again (1939)
Washington Dimsdale
Goodbye Broadway (1938)
Pat Malloy
Hard to Get (1938)
Ben Richards
Every Day's a Holiday (1938)
Von Reighle Van Pelter Van Doon
Café Metropole (1937)
Joseph Ridgeway
Nothing Sacred (1937)
Dr. Enoch Downer
The Go Getter (1937)
Cappy Ricks
Woman Chases Man (1937)
B. J. Nolan
You're a Sweetheart (1937)
Cherokee Charlie
You Can't Have Everything (1937)
Sam Gordon
Three Smart Girls (1936)
Judson Craig
Show Boat (1936)
Cap'n Andy Hawks
White Fang (1936)
Doc McFane
Social Register (1934)
"Jonesie," also known as Uncle Jefferson Breene
Fighting Caravans (1931)
The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)
Husband's Holiday (1931)
Mr. Reid
Night Nurse (1931)
Dr. Bell
Gun Smoke (1931)
Tack Gillup
Bad Sister (1931)
John Madison
Flying High (1931)
Doctor Brown
Children of Dreams (1931)
Dr. Joe Thompson
God's Gift to Women (1931)
Mr. Churchill
Soup to Nuts (1930)
Summer Bachelors (1926)
Preston Smith
The Canadian (1926)
Pop Tyson
Pied Piper Malone (1924)
Louie, the barber

Cast (Special)

The Philadelphia Story (1954)
Willie Tracy

Cast (Short)

Mister Gardenia Jones (1942)
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 2 "Chip Shots" (1931)

Life Events


First Broadway acting role


First film role in comedy short

Photo Collections

Three Smart Girls Grow Up - Publicity Stills
Here are a photos taken to help publicize Universal Pictures' Mad About Music (1939), starring Deanna Durbin, Nan Grey, and Helen Parrish. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
Three Smart Girls Grow Up - Scene Stills
Here are some scene stills from Universal Pictures' Mad About Music (1939), starring Deanna Durbin, Nan Grey, and Helen Parrish.


Movie Clip

Father Was A Bachelor (1950) -- (Movie Clip) I Kinda Steer Clear Of Houses After an opening scene singing in blackface in a minstrel-medicine show, in which his colleague (Charles Winninger) wound up jailed, Johnny (William Holden) takes up fishing and meets the Chalotte kids (Mary Jane Saunders, Gary Gray and Billy Gray, Warren and Wayne Farlow) in Father Was A Bachelor, 1950.
Beyond Tomorrow (1940) -- (Movie Clip) The Soul Of Man Is Immortal Quote from Benjamin Franklin, a city montage and the introduction of Harry Carey as Melton, C. Aubrey Smith as Major Chadwick, then joined by their more festive housemate and partner in their prosperous engineering firm, Charles Winninger as O’Brien, in Beyond Tomorrow, 1940, produced by the acclaimed cinematographer Lee Garmes.
Beyond Tomorrow (1940) -- (Movie Clip) It Rarely Seemed Like Christmas We’ve learned that housekeeper Tanya (Maria Ouspenskaya) is a refugee Russian noble, long part of the unrelated family household comprised of prosperous engineering-firm partners and roommates Chadwick (C. Aubrey Smith), Melton (Harry Carey) and O’Brien (Charles Winninger), on Christmas Eve, in Beyond Tomorrow, 1940.
Beyond Tomorrow (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Somebody Here Lose A Wallet? Alone for Christmas Eve dinner, New York engineering-firm partners and bachelor roommates Melton, O’Brien and Chadwick (Harry Carey, Charles Winninger, C. Aubrey Smith) tried a bet to see who would return deliberately lost wallets containing ten dollars cash, producing first Richard Carlson, then Jean Parker, in Beyond Tomorrow, 1940.
Nothing Sacred (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Hello Hazel! Reporter Wally Cook (Fredric March) and Hazel Flagg (Carole Lombard) from Vermont, now famous for being near-death from radium poisoning, fly into New York City, in director William A. Wellman's Nothing Sacred, 1937.
Nothing Sacred (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Heroines Of History Hazel (Carol Lombard), who hasn't told anybody she's not really dying from radium poisoning, at her tribute dinner, influenced by other chemicals, with iffy support from reporter Wally (Fredric March), editor Oliver (Walter Connolly) and Dr. Downer (Charles Winninger) in Nothing Sacred, 1937.
Nothing Sacred (1937) -- (Movie Clip) I've Been Awfully Brave Tipsy Dr. Downer (Charles Winninger) casually informs Vermonter Hazel (Carole Lombard, her first scene) she isn't dying from radium poisoning after all, a fact she doesn't quite share with Wally (Fredric March), the New York reporter in town chasing her story, early in Nothing Sacred, 1937.
Night Nurse (1931) -- (Movie Clip) Good Name For A Nurse After a speedy ambulance ride, William A. Wellman keeps up the pace, pausing when heroine Barbara Stanwyck meets head nurse Dillon (Vera Lewis), who lacks the sense to hire her, before surgeon Bell (Charles Winninger) gets snared, in Night Nurse, 1931, featuring Joan Blondell and Clark Gable.
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) -- (Movie Clip) I'm Always Chasing Rainbows Susie (Judy Garland) working with "Pop" (Charles Winninger) on a song by Harry Carroll and Joe McCarthy, when roommate Sandra (Hedy Lamarr), colleague Sheila (Lana Turner) and little bro Jerry (Jackie Cooper) show up, getting ready to take the show on the road in MGM's Ziegfeld Girl, 1941.
Three Smart Girls (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Are They Like You, Dear? Penny, Kay and Joan (Deanna Durbin, Barbara Read, Nan Grey), who haven't seen their tycoon father (Charles Winninger) for ten years, have come from Europe to New York to stop him from marrying his gilrfriend (Binnie Barnes), in Universal's Three Smart Girls, 1936.
Three Smart Girls (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Someone To Care For Me Penny (Deanna Durbin), who, with older sisters (Nan Grey, Barbara Read) has come to New York to stop their long-separated tycoon father (Charles Winninger) from marrying his girlfriend, works in a song by Bronislau Kaper, Walter Jurmann and Gus Kahn, in Universal's Three Smart Girls, 1936.
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) -- (Movie Clip) Laugh? I Thought I'd Split My Sides Introduction of Judy Garland as anxious Susie, meeting just-recruited Sheila (Lana Turner) in the lobby of the great impresario, then knocking out a Roger Edens tune with her father (Charles Winninger), in MGM's all-star 1920's showbiz melodrama Ziegfeld Girl, 1941.


Gertrude Walker
Actor. Second wife; survived him.