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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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 1937 You Only Live Once
Ethan (as Chic Sale)
 1936 Old Shep (Short)
 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 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 Hollywood on Parade No. B-9 (Short)
 1933 The Chief
Uncle Joe
 1933 Dangerous Crossroads (as Chic Sale)
 1933 Lucky Dog
 1933 Whisperin' Bill (Short)
Mr. Bowman (as Charles Sale)
 1932 Men of America
Smokey Joe Miller
 1932 When a Fellow Needs a Friend
Uncle Jonas Tucker
 1932 Ex-Rooster (Short)
 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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Stage Play: Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic. Musical revue. Music by Dave Stamper. Danse de Follies: 2 Oct 1919- unknown closing date (unknown performances). Cast: Irene Barker, Fanny Brice, Doris Eaton, W.C. Fields, Hal Hixon, Keegan & Edwards, Allyn King, Ted Lewis, Martha Mansfield, Arthur Rose, Savoy & Brennan, Arthur Attry, Charles 'Chic' ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

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

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Known for his "old man" persona, Chic is shown in his natural appearance at the beginning of "Stranger In Town" (1932) in which he plays a younger version of his elderly character's self. See more »

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