Charles Coburn (Movie Actor) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Charles Coburn

Charles Douville Coburn was an American actor. He was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award three times – in The Devil and Miss Jones, The More the Merrier, and The Green Years – winning for his performance in The More the Merrier. He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 for his contribution to the film industry.

Born: June 19, 1877, Macon, Georgia, U.S.
Died: August 30, 1961, New York City, New York, U.S.
Resting place: Bonaventure Cemetery
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1901–1960
Children: 7
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About Charles Coburn

One of Hollywoood’s best known character actors, he played a genial father figure in the 1943 film, The More the Merrier. His performance earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Before Fame

He was a longtime Broadway actor, forming the Coburn Shakespearean Players group with his wife in 1918.


Entering Hollywood at the age of 60, he made a name for himself with his unique monocle-and-cigar look, and played an Oscar-winning role in the The More the Merrier.

Family Life

In 1959, he married former opera singer Winfred Natzka, who was 41 years his junior.


In one of his classic sympathetic old men roles, he played Sir Francis ‘Piggy’ Beekman in the Howard Hawks classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

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