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Charlotte Greenwood (I) (1890–1978)


Charlotte Greenwood was born Frances Charlotte Greenwood on June 25, 1890, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a sickly child and her father left the family when she was very young. Charlotte grew into a healthy, six foot tall woman. She started her career dancing in vaudeville where she became known for her long legs. Her signature dance move ... See full bio »

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Known For

Oklahoma!
Oklahoma! Aunt Eller
(1955)
Palmy Days
Palmy Days Helen Martin
(1931)
Down Argentine Way
Down Argentine Way Binnie Crawford
(1940)
Dangerous When Wet
Dangerous When Wet Ma Higgins
(1953)

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 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Aunt Martha
- The Thompsons of Thunder Ridge (1961) ... Aunt Martha
 1956 The Opposite Sex
Lucy
 1956 Glory
Miz Agnes Tilbee
 1955 Oklahoma!
Aunt Eller
 1953 Dangerous When Wet
Ma Higgins
 1950 Peggy
Mrs. Emelia Fielding
 1949 Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Anna Breitenbach
 1949 The Great Dan Patch
Aunt Netty
 1947 Driftwood
Mathilda
 1946 Wake Up and Dream
Sara March
 1944 Home in Indiana
Penny Bolt
 1944 Up in Mabel's Room
Martha
 1943 The Gang's All Here
Mrs. Peyton Potter
 1943 Dixie Dugan
Mrs. Dugan
 1942 Springtime in the Rockies
Phoebe Gray
 1941 The Perfect Snob
Martha Mason
 1941 Moon Over Miami
Susan Latimer
 1941 Tall, Dark and Handsome
Mrs. Winnie Sage
 1940 Down Argentine Way
Binnie Crawford
 1940 Young People
Kit Ballantine
 1940 Star Dust
Lola Langdon
 1934 Orders Is Orders
Wanda Sinclair
 1932 Cheaters at Play
Mrs. Crozier
 1931 The Christmas Party (Short)
Charlotte Greenwood (uncredited)
 1931 Flying High
Pansy
 1931 Palmy Days
Helen Martin
 1931 The Man in Possession
Clara
 1931 Stepping Out
Sally Smith
 1931 Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
Polly Hathaway
 1931 Girls Will Be Boys (Short)
 1930 Love Your Neighbor (Short)
 1929 So Long Letty
Letty Robbins
 1928 Baby Mine
Emma
 1918 Stepping Some (Short)
 1915 Jane
Jane
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Music Box Revue [1922-23]. Musical revue. Book by Irving Berlin. Music by Irving Berlin. Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Musical Director: Frank Tours. Music orchestrated by Frank Tours, Steven Jones, Charles Grant, Alfred Dalby, Arthur Gutman, Will Vodery and Roy Webb. Directed by Hassard Short. Music Box Theatre: 23 Oct 1922- 4 Aug ... See more »

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Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

Temperament is temper that is too old to spark.

Trivia:

Even when well into middle age, she could perform complete leg-splits as well as kick higher than the top of her own head - sideways! See more »

Trademark:

Starred in musicals See more »

Nickname:

Lady Longlegs See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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