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Charles Pierce (I) (1926–1999)

Female impersonator renowned for his characterizations of such glamorous Hollywood legends as Bette Davis, Mae West, Tallulah Bankhead, Gloria Swanson and Joan Crawford. See full bio »

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Known For

Torch Song Trilogy
Torch Song Trilogy Bertha Venation
The Butcher's Wife
Nerds of a Feather
Nerds of a Feather Granny Greenberg
Spies and Lovers
Spies and Lovers Granny Greenberg


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 1991 The Butcher's Wife
 1990 Nerds of a Feather
Granny Greenberg
 1989 DuckTales (TV Series)
- The Good Muddahs (1989) ... (voice)
 1989 Spies and Lovers
Granny Greenberg
 1987 Designing Women (TV Series)
- Cruising (1987) ... Claude
 1983 Fame (TV Series)
Bag Lady
- Hail to the Chief (1983) ... Bag Lady
 1982 Madame's Place (TV Series)
Charley / Bette Davis
- Episode #1.35 (1982) ... Charley / Bette Davis
 1980 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Starker / Finley
- Death in Disguise (1978) ... Starker / Finley
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
- Death in a Different Place (1977) ... 'Sugar'
 1977 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Brad Rushton
- The Dress (1977) ... Brad Rushton
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Johnnie (segment "Love and the Baby Derby")
- Love and the Baby Derby/Love and the Burglar Joke/Love and the Favorite Family (1973) ... Johnnie (segment "Love and the Baby Derby")
 1972 The Partners (TV Series)
Pretty Boy Clyde
- Headlines for Higgenbottom (1972) ... Pretty Boy Clyde
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Theatre: Charles Pierce in New York Village Gate in New York, New York. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »


Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[While impersonating Bette Davis who was very old at the time]: "Even Bette Davis doesn't do Bette Davis anymore!" See more »


His memorial service was held on June 19, 1999, at the Church of the Hills in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California.

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