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Coburn in UNEXPECTED UNCLE.



Charles Coburn: Best Supporting Actor 1943: MovieActors.com



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The More The Merrier (Comedy)

Charles Coburn won his Supporting Oscar for playing the rich philanthropist (Benjamin Dingle) who gives a young romance a boost in THE MORE THE MERRIER.















About Charles Coburn (1877– 1961)

A Savannah-born American actor who was known for playing gruff but lovable cigar smoking characters. In 1918, Charles Coburn and his first wife formed the Coburn Players. The Coburn Players preformed on Broadway until Mrs. Coburn's death, in 1937. It was then that Charles Coburn signed a Hollywood contract and started making films at the age of sixty.

In 1941, he played in the screwball comedy, THE LADY EVE, with Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. Charles Coburn played the crooked father of a beautiful con artist daughter.

Coburn played a leading role in the critically acclaimed movie on the life of the President, WILSON. This film, WILSON, swept the Oscars, but was a box office disaster.

Coburn played the boss, with Marilyn Monroe as his secretary, in the 1952 Howard Hawks comedy, MONKEY BUSINESS. They were joined by Cary Grant as a slightly mad scientist and Ginger Rogers as his wife. It seems everyone has inadvertently taken a dose of a drug that the scientist is developing. They regress to childhood activities with hilarious results.

In 1953, he played the married and filthy rich, Sir Piggy Beekman, the love/money interest in the musical comedy, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES. This film was directed by Howard Hawks, with Marilyn Monroe as the gold-digging show girl lead.

He continued working in pictures until his death in 1961.

Charles Coburn was nominated (Supporting Actor) two other times:

THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES; (1941)
THE GREEN YEARS; (1946)

After a distinguished stage career Coburn came to Hollywood.

Charles Coburn's notable movie credits include...

BOSS TWEED (1933)
THE PEOPLE'S ENEMY (1935)
BACHELOR MOTHER (1939)
ROAD TO SINGAPORE (1940)
EDISON THE MAN (1940)
THE LADY EVE (1941)
KING'S ROW (1942)
HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1943)
KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY (1944)
WILSON (1944)
IMPACT (1949)
EVERYBODY DOES IT (1949)
PEGGY (1950)
MONKEY BUSINESS (1952)
HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY GAL? (1952)
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953)
THE ROCKET MAN (1954)
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (1956)
JOHN PAUL JONES (1959)

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Charles Coburn in HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1943).



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Charles Coburn in KINGS ROW (1942).



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Charles Coburn in THE MORE THE MERRIER (1943).