Directed (w/Arthur F. Goodrich
) / appeared (credited as Charles Danville Coburn; as "Earl Tinker") in / produced (w/Mrs. Charles Coburn) "The Plutocrat" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Arthur F. Goodrich. Based on the novel by Booth Tarkington
. Vanderbilt Theatre: 20 Feb 1930-May 1930 (closing date unknown/101 performances). ...
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
A fan of harness racing, Coburn would visit the Delaware County, OH, fair to attend the Little Brown Jug Stakes (for Pacers) in the 1950s. Each year he recounted to fans there the same story: "I grew up in the city not far from a burlesque theater and my father cautioned me not to go there because I might see something I shouldn't see. So, of course, when I got old enough I went right in, and ...
His famous monocle was no affectation, but actually corrected an eye deficiency. "No point having two window panes where one will do," was always his explanation.