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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 16 March 1876Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Date of Death 16 April 1959Los Angeles, California, USA  (hepatitis)

Mini Bio (1)

A respected stage actor -- he trained at the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts -- since the 1920s, birdlike Charles Halton's thinning hair, rimless glasses and officious manner were familiar to generations of moviegoers. Whether playing the neighborhood busybody, a stern government bureaucrat or weaselly attorney, you could count on Halton to try to drive the "immoral influences" out of the neighborhood, foreclose on the orphanage, evict the poor widow and her children from their apartment, or any other number of dastardly deeds, all justified by "I'm sorry but that's my job." His 40-year film career ended with High School Confidential! (1958), after which he retired.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (1)

Lelah Coyle Halton (? - 1959) (his death)

Trivia (1)

Small, bespectacled American character actor with thinning gray hair and wire rims trained at American Academy of Dramatic Arts and maintained a durable presence on Broadway. He later came to Hollywood and showed off his modest versatility in hundreds of minor roles, playing snively, harried and acrid old fellers all over the place during the late 1930s and '40s.

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