May 25, 1902|
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Died||December 5, 1981
Burbank, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Julie Gibson (1973-1981)|
Charles Barton (May 25, 1902 – December 5, 1981) was a film and vaudeville actor and film director. He won an Oscar for best assistant director in 1933. His first film as a director was the Zane Grey feature Wagon Wheels, starring Randolph Scott, in 1934.
Barton worked in various Hollywood B-movie units. From 1946 on, he was a principal director of the Abbott and Costello comedies, such as The Time of Their Lives and Africa Screams. He later directed Walt Disney films such as The Shaggy Dog and Toby Tyler. He directed episodes of the Ray Milland television series, Meet Mr. McNutley from 1953-1955. Barton also directed 106 episodes of the CBS television sitcom Family Affair from 1967 to 1971.
His nickname, as depicted in a publicity still taken on the set of Monkey Business, was "Echo".