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Charles 'Chic' Sale (1885–1936)

Charles "Chic" Sale was primarily a stage comedian who, although he infrequently appeared on Broadway from 1902-30 and appeared in a handful of silent films, spent the majority of his career treading the boards of vaudeville as a comedian, usually in the persona of "Lem Putt," a carpenter from Urbana, Illinois who specialized in the building of ... See full bio »

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Known For

Rocky Mountain Mystery
Rocky Mountain Mystery Deputy Tex Murdock
(1935)
You Only Live Once
(1937)
Important News
Important News Elmer 'Scoop' Stevens
(1936)
Treasure Island
Treasure Island Ben Gunn
(1934)

Filmography

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 1937 You Only Live Once
Ethan (as Chic Sale)
 1936 The Man I Marry
Sheriff Clem Loudecker
 1936 The Gentleman from Louisiana
Deacon Devlin
 1936 M-G-M Miniature: Little Boy Blue (Short)
The Judge
 1936 Old Shep (Short)
Farmer
 1936 Important News (Short)
Elmer 'Scoop' Stevens
 1936 Man Hunt
Ed Hoggins (as Chas. 'Chic' Sale)
 1935 The Great American Pie Company (Short)
Ephraim Deacon
 1935 It's a Great Life
Grandpa Barclay
 1935 Windy (Short)
Windy (as Chic Sale)
 1934 Oil's Well (Short)
 1934 Hollywood on Parade No. B-9 (Short)
Hick
 1934 The Old Bugler (Short)
 1933 The Chief
Uncle Joe
 1933 Dangerous Crossroads (as Chic Sale)
 1933 Lucky Dog
Arthur Wilson
 1933 Whisperin' Bill (Short)
Mr. Bowman (as Charles Sale)
 1932 Men of America
Smokey Joe Miller
 1932 When a Feller Needs a Friend
Uncle Jonas Tucker
 1932 Ex-Rooster (Short)
 1932 A Slip at the Switch (Short)
Lem
 1931 Many a Sip (Short)
 1931 Cowslips (Short)
 1931 The Star Witness
Private Summerill
 1931 The County Seat (Short)
Chic (as Chic Sale)
 1931 Stranger in Town
Ulysses Crickle
 1929 The Star Witness (Short)
 1929 Marching On (Short)
 1928 The Ladies' Man (Short)
 1927 They're Coming to Get Me (Short)
 1924 The New School Teacher
Professor Timmons
 1921 His Nibs
Theo. Bender (segment "His Nibs") / Wally Craw / Mr. Percifer / ...
 1920 The Smart Aleck (Short)
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Book [Author]: Author of the wildly popular--- still in print in 2006 and published in 9 languages--- humor book, "The Specialist" (1929) a collection of his (as "Lem Putt") monologues, and it's sequel, "I'll Tell You Why." See more »

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Alternate Names:

Charles Sale | Chas. 'Chic' Sale | Chick Sale | Chic Sale
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Trivia:

Sale specialized in playing lanky old codgers, ad-libbing comic bits. He was one of those character actors (Walter Brennan, Ned Glass, Bert Mustin) that seemed to be born looking old. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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