Charles Butterworth (actor)

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Charles Butterworth (born July 26, 1896 in South Bend , Indiana , † June 14, 1946 in Los Angeles , California ) was an American film actor and Broadway actor.


Charles Butterworth studied at the Notre Dame Law School Law , and then in the area of journalism to change. For a short time he worked as a journalist. First he made a name for himself as a Broadway actor and played in productions such as Allez Oop (1927), Good Boy (1928) or Sweet Adeline (1929), which made him an important theater actor. He made his film debut in 1929 and made his breakthrough in 1930 with The Life of the Party . From then on Butterworth played bigger roles, mostly he played the rather comical friend of the main character. In the late 1930s, its star began to decline and Butterworth mostly only played in second-rate productions. His last film was Dixie Jamboree from 1944.

He had a relationship with Natalie Schafer for some time . Close friends of his were Corey Ford and the humorist Robert Benchley . In 1946 Butterworth died in a car accident on Sunset Boulevard.

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