Charles Ruggles

Charles Ruggles

  • Born on
    • February 8th, 1886
  • Died on
    • December 23rd, 1970
Charles Ruggles had one of the longest careers in Hollywood, lasting more than 60 years and encompassing more than 100 films. He made his film debut in 1914 in The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) and worked steadily after that. He was memorably paired with Mary Boland in a series of comedies in the early 1930s, and was one of the standouts in the all-star comedy If I Had a Million (1932), as a harried, much-put-upon man who finally goes berserk in a china shop. Ruggles' slight stature and distinctive mannerisms - his fluttery, jumpy manner of speaking, his often befuddled look whenever events seemed about to overwhelm him, which was often - endeared him to generations of moviegoers. Memorable as Maj. Applegate the big-game hunter in the classic screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby (1938). Many will remember him as the narrator of the "Aesop's Fables" segment of the animated cartoon The Bullwinkle Show (1961). He was the brother of director Wesley Ruggles.


Acting (28 Credits)

1966The Ugly Dachshund as Dr. J. L. Pruitt
1966Follow Me, Boys! as John Everett Hughes
1963Papa's Delicate Condition as Anthony Ghio
1963Son of Flubber as Judge Murdock
1961All in a Night's Work as Dr. Warren Kingsley Sr
1961The Parent Trap as Charles McKendrick
1961The Pleasure of His Company as Mackenzie Savage
1959The Bullwinkle Show as Aesop
1953Ben and Me as Ben Franklin (voice)
1947It Happened on Fifth Avenue as Michael J. 'Mike' O'Connor
1947Ramrod as Ben Dickason
1946A Stolen Life as Freddie Linley
1944The Doughgirls as Stanley Slade
1940The Invisible Woman as George
1940No Time for Comedy as Philo Swift
1938Bringing Up Baby as Horace Applegate
1936Hearts Divided as Henry
1935Ruggles of Red Gap as Egbert Floud
1935No More Ladies as Edgar Holden
1934Six of a Kind as J. Pinkham Whinney (as Charlie Ruggles)
1933Murders in the Zoo as Peter Yates
1933Alice in Wonderland as March Hare
1932This Is the Night as Bunny
1932Love Me Tonight as Viscount Gilbert de Varèze
1932Trouble in Paradise as Major
1932One Hour with You as Adolph
1932If I Had a Million as Henry Peabody
1931The Smiling Lieutenant as Max

Himself (1 Credits)

1932Make Me a Star as Himself (uncredited)

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