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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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The Expert
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 1936 M-G-M Miniature: Little Boy Blue (Short)
The Judge
 1936 Old Shep (Short)
 1936 Important News (Short)
Elmer 'Scoop' Stevens
 1935 The Great American Pie Company (Short)
Ephraim Deacon
 1935 The Perfect Tribute (Short)
Abraham Lincoln
 1935 Windy (Short)
Windy (as Chic Sale)
 1934 Oil's Well (Short)
 1934 Hollywood on Parade No. B-9 (Short)
 1934 The Old Bugler (Short)
 1933 Whisperin' Bill (Short)
Mr. Bowman (as Charles Sale)
 1932 Ex-Rooster (Short)
 1932 A Slip at the Switch (Short)
 1931 Many a Sip (Short)
 1931 Cowslips (Short)
 1931 The County Seat (Short)
Chic (as Chic Sale)
 1930 Lem Putt, the Specialist (Short)
 1929 The Star Witness (Short)
 1929 Marching On (Short)
 1928 The Ladies' Man (Short)
 1927 They're Coming to Get Me (Short)
 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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Brother-in-law of Sam Wren. See more »

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