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Charles Butterworth (I) (1896–1946)

Charles Butterworth was, before he came to Hollywood in 1930, a stage attraction on Broadway. In the '30s, he had his big successes as the hero's no-nonsense best friend. He made a practice of ad-libbing dry quips and bons mots during shooting, and screenwriters took advantage of this by writing only fragments of his scripts, hoping that he would ... See full bio »

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This Is the Army
This Is the Army Eddie Dibble
Second Chorus
Second Chorus Mr. Chisholm
Love Me Tonight
Love Me Tonight Count de Savignac


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 1944 Dixie Jamboree
 1944 Bermuda Mystery
Dr. Randolph Tilford
 1944 Follow the Boys
Louie Fairweather
 1943 Always a Bridesmaid
Col. Thaddeus Winchester
 1942 Give Out, Sisters
Prof. Woof
 1942 Night in New Orleans
Edward Wallace
 1941 There's Nothing to It (Short)
 1941 Sis Hopkins
Horace Hopkins
 1941 Road Show
Harry Whitman
 1941 Blonde Inspiration
'Bittsy' Conway
 1940 Second Chorus
Mr. Chisholm
 1939 Let Freedom Ring
The Mackerel
 1938/II Thanks for the Memory
 1938 Hollywood Handicap (Short)
Charlie Butterworth (as Charlie Butterworth)
 1937 Every Day's a Holiday
Larmadou Graves
 1937 Swing High, Swing Low
 1936 Rainbow on the River
 1936 We Went to College
Glenn Harvey
 1936 Half Angel
Doc Felix
 1936 The Moon's Our Home
Horace Van Steedan
 1935 Orchids to You
Teddy Stuyvesant
 1935 The Night Is Young
Willy Fitch
 1934 Forsaking All Others
 1934 Student Tour
Ethelred Lippincott - Professor of Philosophy
 1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
Algy 'Mousey' Longworth
 1934 Hollywood Party
Harvey Clemp
 1934 The Cat and the Fiddle
 1933 My Weakness
Gerald Gregory
 1933 Penthouse
 1933 The Nuisance
Floppy Phil Montague
 1932 Love Me Tonight
Count de Savignac
 1931 Manhattan Parade
Herbert T. Herbert
 1931 Side Show
 1931 The Bargain
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Claiming to Be Louise Frazenda
 1931 Illicit
Georgie Evans
 1930 The Life of the Party
Colonel Joy
 1930 Ladies of Leisure
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1929 Vital Subjects (Short)
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Stage Play: Good Boy. Musical. See more »

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Charlie Butterworth

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Was engaged to actress Natalie Schafer, who played Mrs. Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island (1964), at the time of his tragic death. See more »

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