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Charles Collins (I) (1904–1999)

Amiable, dark and wavy-haired and with a slim mustache, actor/dancer Charles Collins would be distantly remembered for his one big film role, the title charmer in the lowbudget programmer Dancing Pirate (1936). Born on January 7, 1904, on a farm in Frederick, Oklahoma, he was a self-taught teenage saxophone player before learning to dance. A ... See full bio »

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Dancing Pirate Jonathan Pride
Paree, Paree Baxter
Swing Hostess Benny Jackson
The Master Charlie Pattersen


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 1984 The Master (TV Series)
Charlie Pattersen
- Out-of-Time-Step (1984) ... Charlie Pattersen
 1978 The Wiz
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice, uncredited)
 1954 Living It Up
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1953 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series)
 1953 A Blueprint for Murder
Pesticide Seller (uncredited)
 1952 The Steel Trap
Bank Teller (uncredited)
 1952 Confidence Girl
Charlie (uncredited)
 1951 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
- The Widow Muldane (1951) ... Doctor
 1944 Swing Hostess
Benny Jackson
 1942 Syncopation
Fred Freddy (uncredited)
 1938 Latin Hi-Hattin (Short)
 1938 A Radio Hook-Up (Short)
Groom / Radio Announcer
 1936 Dancing Pirate
Jonathan Pride
 1934 Paree, Paree (Short)
 1932 Shave It with Music (Short)
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 1953 Scotch on the Rocks (writer: "My Old Man (Said Follow the Van)" - uncredited)
 1936 Dancing Pirate (performer: "When You're Dancing the Waltz")
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 1934 Vaudeville on Parade (Short)
Himself - Dancer

Did You Know?


According to Laura Wagner's article on Charles for Films of the Golden Age (Spring, 2015), the handsome actor was too tall and lean to make a strong impression in films. Nothing came of his one big film role in Dancing Pirate (1936) or his second and last feature Swing Hostess (1944) opposite Martha Tilton. See more »

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