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Charles R. Bowers (1877–1946)

Charley Bowers led an extraordinary life even prior to getting involved with motion pictures. Supposedly kidnapped by circus performers at age six, he became an accomplished tightrope walker before returning home two years later. He did all types of work over the years, including circus jobs, theatrical work, bronco busting, and cartooning. Bowers ... See full bio »


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 1941 Wild Oysters (Short)
 1940 A Sleepless Night (Short)
 1935 Believe it or Don't (Short)
 1928 Goofy Birds (Short)
 1928 Hop Off (Short)
 1928 Whoozit (Short)
 1928 Say Ah-h! (Short)
 1928 There It Is (Short) (uncredited)
 1927 A Wild Roomer (Short)
 1927 Nothing Doing (Short)
 1927 Steamed Up (Short)
 1927 The Vanishing Villain (Short)
 1927 He Couldn't Help It (Short)
 1927 Why Squirrels Leave Home (Short)
 1927 Gone Again (Short)
 1927 Enough Is Plenty (Short)
 1927 Many a Slip (Short)
 1926 'Lots' of Water (Short)
 1926 Now You Tell One (Short)
 1926 The Globe Trotters (Short)
 1926 Fatal Footsteps (Short)
 1926 A Roman Scandal (Short)
 1926 Mummy O'Mine (Short)
 1926 He Done His Best (Short)
 1926 The Big Swim (Short)
 1926 Dog Gone (Short)
 1926 Egged On (Short)
 1926 Playing with Fire (Short)
 1926 Ups and Downs (Short)
 1926 Slick Sleuths (Short)
 1926 Westward Whoa (Short)
 1926 When Hell Freezes Over (Short)
 1926 On Thin Ice (Short)
 1926 A Stretch in Time (Short)
 1926 Bombs and Bums (Short)
 1926 Set Em Up Again (Short)
 1925 A Link Missing (Short)
 1925 Thou Shalt Not Pass (Short)
 1925 Mixing in Mexico (Short)
 1925 All at Sea (Short)
 1925 Oceans of Trouble (Short)
 1925 The Bear Facts (Short)
 1925 Invisible Revenge (Short)
 1925 Where Am I? (Short)
 1925 Accidents Won't Happen (Short)
 1925 Soda Jerks (Short)
 1918 A.W.O.L. (Short) (as Bowers)
 1918 The Extra-Quick Lunch (Short)
 1917 The Prospectors (Short)
 1916 Promoters
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According to his obituary in the N.Y. Herald Tribune, he wrote and illustrated children's books in his later years. For eight years during the 1930s he lived in Wayne Township, N.J., and drew cartoons for the 'Jersey Journal.' According to this source, when he became seriously ill in 1941 and was unable to fulfill his contracts, he trained his wife Winifred Leyton Bowers to draw in his place. See more »



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