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Date of Birth 2 December 1915Waleska, Georgia, USA
Date of Death 3 February 2008London, England, UK
Birth NameCharles Fernley Fawcett

Mini Bio (1)

Charles Fawcett was born on December 2, 1915 in Waleska, Georgia, USA as Charles Fernley Fawcett. He was an actor, known for The 300 Spartans (1962), Shatterhand (1964) and Lust of the Vampire (1956). He was married to April Ducksbury. He died on February 3, 2008 in London, England.

Spouse (2)

April Ducksbury (1991 - 3 February 2008) (his death)
? (? - 1956) (her death) (1 child)

Trivia (11)

Joined up with many military fights during his life, joining up the the RAF, the Polish Army, the French Foreign Legeon, and the Greek army.
In three months at the end of WWII, married six Jewish women who had been trapped in concentration camps, a procedure that entitled them to leave France with an automatic American visa.
In 1979 he went to help in training the Mujahideen against the Soviets in Afghanistan. Film footage he shot was critical in securing American aid to the Mujahideen.
Orphaned at age six and raised by aunts in South Carolina.
Joined the Polish army after the Nazi invasion then fled to Paris. Applied to join the French army but was rejected and joined the Section Volontaire des Americains.
Passed along information to the French resistance during WWII.
In 1942 joined the RAF and trained as a Hurricane pilot.
In 1945 he joined the French Foreign Legion and fought for 6 months in Alsace until stricken by tuberculosis.
In 1948 he fought against the communists in the Greek Civil War.
In 1959 he flew rescue missions to the Belgian Congo during uprisings there.
In the film "Charlie Wilson's War" the video shown by Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts) to Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) is the documentary shot by Fawcett.

Personal Quotes (4)

I think people knew more than they pretended. People close their eyes to what they don't want to see. - On describing the plight of European Jews during WWII.
Nobody ever took you seriously if you had a trumpet with you. - On his escape from France during WWII
Never, confuse a Virginian with a Yankee. - Response to British POWs who called him a Yank after rescuing them from a Paris hospital under guard by Germans during WWII.
If that's child molestation, I would wish this curse on every young boy. - On the affair he had with his best friend's mother when he was 15 years old.

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