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Charles Coburn

Actor
Birthday: June 19, 1877 Deceased: August 30, 1961

Biography

American film and theater actor. Best known for his work in comedies, Coburn received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for 1943?s The More the Merrier. Coburn was born in Macon, Georgia, the son of Scots-Irish Americans Emma Louise Sprigman and Moses Douville Coburn. Growing up in Savannah, he started out at age 14 doing odd jobs at the local Savannah Theater, handing out programs, ushering, or being the doorman. By age 17 or 18, he was the theater manager. He later became an actor, making his debut on Broadway in 1901. Coburn formed an acting company with actress Ivah Wills in 1905. They married in 1906. In addition to managing the company, the couple performed frequently on Broadway.

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