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Charles Walters

Charles Walters

  • Born on
    • November 15th, 1911
  • Died on
    • August 13th, 1982
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Charles Walters (November 11, 1911 – August 13, 1982) was a Hollywood director and choreographer most noted for his work in MGM musicals and comedies in from the 1940s to the 1960s. He was born in Pasadena, California, and educated at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He is notable for directing Esther Williams' musicals involving underwater swimming and diving sequences, such as Dangerous When Wet, as well as several musicals starring Leslie Caron, such as Gigi (for which he is uncredited) and Lili. He has also directed musical remakes, including High Society, a remake of The Philadelphia Story (1940), and Bundle of Joy, a remake of Bachelor Mother (1939). Walters also directed the last pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, The Barkleys of Broadway, as well as Cary Grant in the actor's last film Walk, Don't Run. Walters died from lung cancer at the age of 71. According to William J. Mann's book, "Behind the Screen", Walters was gay. Description above from the Wikipedia article Charles Walters, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Acting (3 Credits)

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1953Lili as Dancer (uncredited)
1945Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood as Sailor (uncredited)
1943Presenting Lily Mars as Lily's Dance Partner in Finale

Writer (2 Credits)

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