Charles Russell (actor)

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Charles Russell
Charles Russell-Mary Anderson in Behind Green Lights.jpg
Charles Russell with actress Mary Anderson in Behind Green Lights (1946)
Born (1918-03-31)March 31, 1918
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died January 18, 1985(1985-01-18) (aged 66)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Occupation radio & film actor
Years active 1943-1950
Spouse(s) Nancy Guild (m. 1947–50) 1 child
Children Elizabeth Anne (b. 1949)[1]

Charles Russell (March 31, 1918, New York, New York – January 18, 1985, Beverly Hills, California) was a movie and radio actor who appeared in 17 movies between 1943 and 1950.[2] He made his debut in an uncredited part as a ball player in Ladies' Day (1943). His last film was Chinatown at Midnight (1949).[3] He originated the role of insurance investigator Johnny Dollar in the CBS Radio series Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar in 1949, playing the role until being replaced by Edmond O'Brien in 1950.[4][5]

Russell married fellow 20th Century-Fox contract player Nancy Guild in 1947,[6] and they had one child, a daughter, Elizabeth, in 1949. They divorced in 1950.

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  2. ^ Hopwood, Jon. "Charles Russell (I)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Clive Hirschhorn. The Columbia story. Crown, 1990. 
  4. ^ John Dunning. Tune in yesterday. Prentice-Hall, 1976. 
  5. ^ John Dunning. On the air: the encyclopedia of old-time radio. Oxford University Press, 1998. p. 742. 
  6. ^ Hopper, Hedda. "Nancy Guild Announces Engagement to Actor Charles Russell". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 

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