Charles Lane

Charles Lane

  • Born on
    • January 26th, 1905
  • Died on
    • July 9th, 2007
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charles Lane (born Charles Gerstle Levison; January 26, 1905 – July 9, 2007) was an American character actor and centenarian whose career spanned 77 years. Lane gave his last performance at the age of 101 as a narrator in 2006. Lane appeared in many Frank Capra films, including You Can't Take It With You (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and Riding High (1950). He was a favored supporting actor of Lucille Ball, who often used him as a no-nonsense authority figure and comedic foe of her scatterbrained TV character on her TV series I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour and The Lucy Show. His first film of more than 250 was as a hotel clerk in Smart Money (1931) starring Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney.

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Acting (87 Credits)

1995The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes as Regent Yarborough
1985Murphy's Romance as Amos Abbott
1983Strange Invaders as Prof. Hollister
1983The Winds of War as Adm. William Standley
1981Strange Behavior as Donovan
1978Movie Movie as Judge / Mr. Pennington
1976Sybil as Dr. Quinoness
1976Sybil as Dr. Quinoness
1967The Gnome-Mobile as Dr. Scoggins
1966The Ugly Dachshund as Judge
1966The Ghost and Mr. Chicken as Whitlow
1965John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! as 'Strife' Magazine Editor
1964Good Neighbor Sam as Jack Bailey
1964The Carpetbaggers as Denby
1963Papa's Delicate Condition as Mr. Cosgrove
1963The Wheeler Dealers as Judge
1963It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World as Airport Manager
1962The Music Man as Constable
1959The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock as Standard Bates
1959But Not for Me as Al Atwood
1959The Mating Game as Bigelow
1958Teacher's Pet as Roy
1953The Juggler as Rosenberg
1953The Affairs of Dobie Gillis as Prof. Obispo
1952The Sniper as Loud Drunk at Club
1951Here Comes the Groom as Ralph Burchard
1951I Can Get It for You Wholesale as Herman Pulvermacher (uncredited)
1950The Yellow Cab Man as L.A. Casualty Co. Executive (uncredited)
1950Riding High as Erickson
1949Mighty Joe Young as Producer (uncredited)
1948State of the Union as Blink Moran
1948Apartment for Peggy as Prof. Collins (uncredited)
1948Call Northside 777 as Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
1947It Happened on Fifth Avenue as Landlord (uncredited)
1946It's a Wonderful Life as Real Estate Salesman
1943Arsenic and Old Lace as Reporter at Marriage License Office
1943Mission to Moscow as Man in Kitchenin Montage (uncredited)
1942Tarzan's New York Adventure as Sargent's Lawyer Gould Beaton
1942The Lady Is Willing as K.K. Miller
1942They All Kissed the Bride as Spotter
1942Pardon My Sarong as Bus Company Superintendent (uncredited)
1942Ride 'Em Cowboy as Martin Manning (uncredited)
1941I Wake Up Screaming as Keating- Florist
1941Ball of Fire as Larsen
1941Back Street as Reporter for Associated News
1941The Great Man's Lady as Pierce (uncredited)
1941The Big Store as Finance Company Man (uncredited)
1940Johnny Apollo as Assistant D.A.
1940It's a Date as Mr. Horner (uncredited)
1940The Invisible Woman as Growley
1940Primrose Path as Mr. 'Smitty' Smith / Hawkins (uncredited)
1940The Doctor Takes a Wife as Reporter
1940Edison, the Man as Second Lecturer
1940City for Conquest as Al - Dance Team Manager (uncredited)
1939The Cat and the Canary as Reporter
1939Rose of Washington Square as Sam Kress
1939Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Nosey
1939Let Us Live as Auto Show Salesman (uncredited)
1939Fifth Avenue Girl as Union Representative (uncredited)
1939Miracles for Sale as Fleetwood Apartments Desk Clerk
1939Golden Boy as Reporter Drake
1938The Rage of Paris as Department Head (Uncredited)
1938Kentucky as Auctioneer
1938You Can't Take It with You as Henderson
1938Blondie as Furniture Salesman (uncredited)
1938Joy of Living as Fan in Margaret's Dressing Room (Uncredited)
1937Internes Can't Take Money as Grote
1937Ali Baba Goes to Town as Doctor
1937Nothing Sacred as Rubenstein (uncredited)
1936The Milky Way as Willard
1936Mr. Deeds Goes to Town as Hallor (uncredited)
1934Twentieth Century as Max Jacobs
1934Broadway Bill as Morgan's Henchman (uncredited)
1933Private Detective 62 as Process Server (Uncredited)
1933Blondie Johnson as Cashier (uncredited)
193342nd Street as Playwright (uncredited)
1933Gold Diggers of 1933 as Society Reporter (uncredited)
1933Employees' Entrance as Shoe Salesman (uncredited)
1932Union Depot as Luggage Checkroom Clerk (uncredited)
1932Blessed Event as Kane
1931Smart Money as Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
1931Blonde Crazy as Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
1930City Girl as Man at Train Station
1929The Canary Murder Case as Charles Spottswoode
1928Sadie Thompson as Dr. Angus McPhail
1926The Winning of Barbara Worth as Jefferson Worth
1920Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Dr. Richard Lanyon

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