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Charles Gemora (1903–1961)

Stowed away on an American vessel sailing out of the Philippines, a young Charles Gemora arrived in California while the birth of cinema was in full swing. To help earn a little extra cash, Charlie would hang around the Universal entrance offering to sketch portraits. It wasn't long before his natural artistic abilities were noticed and Charles ... See full bio »

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Known For

Where East Is East Make-Up Department
Curse of the Faceless Man Costume and Wardrobe Department
Omar Khayyam Make-Up Department
Flight of the Lost Balloon Make-Up Department


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 1962 Jack the Giant Killer (makeup artist)
 1962 Hands of a Stranger (makeup artist)
 1961 Flight of the Lost Balloon (makeup artist - as Charles Gomura)
 1961 Love in a Goldfish Bowl (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1961 One-Eyed Jacks (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1960 The Mountain Road (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1959-1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series) (makeup artist - 10 episodes)
- Sundance and the Fallen Sparrow (1960) ... (makeup artist)
- Sundance and the Long Trek (1960) ... (makeup artist)
- Vengeance for Sundance (1960) ... (makeup artist)
- Sundance and the Greenhorn Trader (1960) ... (makeup artist)
- Hard Luck for Sundance (1960) ... (makeup artist)
 1959 The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (makeup artist)
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) (makeup artist - 2 episodes)
- Silent Thunder (1958) ... (makeup artist)
- The Time Element (1958) ... (makeup artist)
 1958 I Married a Monster from Outer Space (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1957 Witness for the Prosecution (makeup artist: Marlene Dietrich - uncredited)
 1957 Omar Khayyam (makeup artist)
 1957 Blondie (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- Howdy, Neighbor (1957) ... (makeup artist)
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1956 The Ten Commandments (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1956 The Harder They Fall (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1956 Anything Goes (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1955 The Far Horizons (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1955 Hell's Island (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1954 The Naked Jungle (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1952 Son of Paleface (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1952 Viva Zapata! (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1951 A Place in the Sun (makeup artist - uncredited) / (makeup artist: Elizabeth Taylor - uncredited)
 1950 Union Station (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1948 The Emperor Waltz (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1947 Unconquered (prosthetic lab technician - uncredited)
 1947 California (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1945 Back to Bataan (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1944 Frenchman's Creek (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1944 Double Indemnity (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1944 And the Angels Sing (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1943 Henry Aldrich Haunts a House (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1942 Here We Go Again (makeup artist: Jerry Maren - uncredited)
 1942 Between Us Girls (special makeup - uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1941 Bedtime Story (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1941 The Great Man's Lady (special makeup - uncredited)
 1941 It Started with Eve (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1941 Hold Back the Dawn (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1941 Aloma of the South Seas (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1940 The Quarterback (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1940 Golden Gloves (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1940 Those Were the Days! (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1940 Dr. Cyclops (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1939 Disputed Passage (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1939 The Magnificent Fraud (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1939 Gunga Din (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1938 I'm from the City (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1938 Swiss Miss (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1938 Her Jungle Love (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1938 The Buccaneer (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1937 The Good Earth (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1936 The Jungle Princess (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1936 The General Died at Dawn (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1932 Island of Lost Souls (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1931 Don Juan diplomático (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1929 Where East Is East (makeup artist)
Show Show Actor (60 credits)
Show Show Art department (10 credits)
Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (7 credits)
Show Show Stunts (4 credits)
Show Show Special effects (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Charles | Charles Gamore | Carlos Gemora | Charles Gemorra | Charles Gomura


Isabel "Belle" Fyffe  (his death)  (3 children)

Did You Know?


He suffered a mild heart attack in his early 40's. The role of Sultan, the gorilla in "Phantom of the Rue Morgue" was completed by a stunt double due to Gemora's weakening health. See more »



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