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Charles Collins (I) (1904–1999)

Amiable, dark and wavy-haired and with a slim mustache, actor/dancer Charles Collins would be distantly remembered for his one big film role, the title charmer in the lowbudget programmer Dancing Pirate (1936). Born on January 7, 1904, on a farm in Frederick, Oklahoma, he was a self-taught teenage saxophone player before learning to dance. A ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dancing Pirate
Dancing Pirate Jonathan Pride
Swing Hostess
Swing Hostess Benny Jackson
Paree, Paree
Paree, Paree Baxter
A Radio Hook-Up
A Radio Hook-Up Groom / Radio Announcer


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 1984 The Master (TV Series)
Charlie Pattersen
- Out-of-Time-Step (1984) ... Charlie Pattersen
 1978 The Wiz
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice, uncredited)
 1954 Living It Up
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1953 A Blueprint for Murder
Pesticide Seller (uncredited)
 1952 The Steel Trap
Bank Teller (uncredited)
 1952 Confidence Girl
Charlie (as Charlie Collins)
 1951 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
- The Widow Muldane (1951) ... Doctor
 1944 Swing Hostess
Benny Jackson
 1942 Syncopation
Fred Freddy (uncredited)
 1938 Latin Hi-Hattin (Short)
 1938 A Radio Hook-Up (Short)
Groom / Radio Announcer
 1936 Dancing Pirate
Jonathan Pride
 1934 Paree, Paree (Short)
 1932 Shave It with Music (Short)
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 1953 Scotch on the Rocks (writer: "My Old Man (Said Follow the Van)" - uncredited)
 1936 Dancing Pirate (performer: "When You're Dancing the Waltz")
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 1934 Vaudeville on Parade (Short)
Himself - Dancer

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According to Laura Wagner's article on Charles for Films of the Golden Age (Spring, 2015), the handsome actor was too tall and lean to make a strong impression in films. Nothing came of his one big film role in Dancing Pirate (1936) or his second and last feature Swing Hostess (1944) opposite Martha Tilton. See more »

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