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Charles Barton (I) (1902–1981)

Charles T. Barton was born in Oakland, CA, on May 25, 1902. His father managed a candy store, and soon moved the family to Los Angeles, where Charles, nicknamed "Charlie", got a job at age 15 acting as an extra in silent movies. He eventually left acting for a job behind the camera as an assistant director, a position for which he won an Academy ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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A Man's World Director
The Shaggy Dog Director


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 1967-1971 Family Affair (TV Series) (106 episodes)
- Cinder-Emily (1971)
- The Joiners (1971)
 1970 To Rome with Love (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Beautiful People (1970)
 1965-1967 Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (38 episodes)
- Go Away, Fat (1967)
- A House Divided (1967)
 1966 Camp Runamuck (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Termites (1966)
 1965-1966 Hazel (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- $285 by Saturday (1966)
- Noblesse Oblige (1965)
- Kindly Advise (1965)
 1966 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Poppo's Birthday (1966)
 1965 My Brother the Angel (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Is Your Wig Warm? (1965) ... (as Charles T. Barton)
- A Boarding House Is Not a Home (1965) ... (as Charles T. Barton)
 1964-1965 Broadside (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- My Son, the Egg (1964)
 1965 The World of Abbott and Costello (archive footage, uncredited)
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Love Locked Out (1965)
 1964-1965 The Baileys of Balboa (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Bailey's Band (1965)
 1959-1964 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1962 Medicine Man (TV Movie)
 1960-1961 The Real McCoys (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- The Horse Expert (1961)
- The Legacy (1960)
- The Hermit (1960)
- Baldy (1960)
 1960 The Comedy Spot (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Meet the Girls (1960)
 1958-1959 Zorro (TV Series) (17 episodes)
- Ambush (1958)
- The New Order (1958)
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Baxter Boy (1956)
 1955 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1954 Meet the O'Briens (TV Movie)
 1954 Oh, My Achin' Tooth! (Short)
 1953-1954 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Fashion Model (1954)
 1953 Wagon Wheels (Short)
 1951 Double Crossbones (as Charles T. Barton)
 1950 The Milkman
 1949 Free for All (as Charles T. Barton)
 1948 Mexican Hayride (as Charles T. Barton)
 1948 10,000 Kids and a Cop (Short documentary)
 1948 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (as Charles T. Barton)
 1947 The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (as Charles T. Barton)
 1947 Buck Privates Come Home (as Charles T. Barton)
 1946 White Tie and Tails (as Charles T. Barton)
 1944 Jam Session
 1944 Hey, Rookie
 1942 Lucky Legs
 1942 A Man's World
 1941 Honolulu Lu
 1941 The Big Boss
 1937 Thunder Trail
 1937 Forlorn River
 1936 Rose Bowl
 1935 Nevada
 1935 Car 99
 1934 Wagon Wheels
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Directed a sitcom pilot for CBS called "Vernon's Volunteers." The plot concerned an enthusiastic but incompetent volunteer fire department who protects the small town of Vernon from burning to the ground.

Alternate Names:

Charles T. Barton


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on Universal Pictures studio heads Leo Spitz and William Goetz] Mr. Spitz was a nice man, but he wouldn't talk to either Bud [Bud Abbott] or Lou [Lou Costello]. I think he was scared of them. Mr. Goetz was a very fine independent producer. But you had two people in charge of the studio who didn't know anything about comedy at all.


Two films he can be seen in are Beau Geste (1926) (He plays a Foreign Legionnaire) and Wings (1927) (He plays the soldier "injured" by Clara Bow's ambulance).



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