Charles Lane

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1905 - 2007

Charles Lane  American Actor


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Charles Lane passed away on 9th Jul 2007 aged 102.


Charles Lane was previously married to Ruth Covell Lane (1931 - 2002).


American Actor Charles Lane was born Charles Gerstle Levison on 26th January, 1905 in San Francisco, California, USA and passed away on 9th Jul 2007 Santa Monica, California, USA aged 102. He is most remembered for Arsenic and Old Lace. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Charles Lane is a member of the following lists: Male actors from San Francisco, California, Jewish American male actors and Actors from San Francisco, California.


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Married1 73 years, 8 months - -
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First Name Charles
Middle Name Gerstle
Last Name Lane
Full Name at Birth Charles Gerstle Levison
Age 102 (age at death) years
Birthday 26th January, 1905
Birthplace San Francisco, California, USA
Died 9th July, 2007
Place of Death Santa Monica, California, USA
Cause of Death Natural causes
Build Slim
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Arsenic and Old Lace
Year(s) Active 1931–2007
Father Jacob B. Levison
Mother Alice G. Levison

Charles Lane (born Charles Gerstle Levison; January 26, 1905 – July 9, 2007) was an American character actor whose career spanned 64 years. Lane gave his last performance at the age of 90. Lane appeared in many Frank Capra films, including You Can't Take It With You (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946). He was a favored supporting actor of Lucille Ball, who often used him as a no-nonsense authority figure and comedic foe of her scatterbrained TV character on her TV series I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour and The Lucy Show. His first film of more than 250 was as a hotel clerk in Smart Money (1931) starring Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney.

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Charles Lane102 AquariusActor
Ruth Covell Lane-


AliceFemale9th December, 193877 years old
Thomas RansomMale29th April, 194175 years old


The Night Before Christmas2006Narrator (voice)Short Film
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes1995Regent YarboroughTV Movie
Acting on Impulse1993BellhopTV Movie
Dark Shadows1991Antique DealerTV Show
Shannon's Deal1990TV Show
War and Remembrance1988Adm. William StandleyTV Show
Date with an Angel1987Father O'SheaMovie
When the Bough Breaks1986Van der GraafTV Movie
L.A. Law1986Walter GrafTV Show
Murphy's Romance1985Amos AbbottMovie
Comedy Factory1985George McCloskeyTV Show
Otherworld1985Mr. Velcrows WidleyTV Show
Hunter1984Motel OwnerTV Show
Strange Invaders1983Professor HollisterMovie
The Winds of War1983Adm. William StandleyTV Show
The New Leave It to Beaver1983Mr. StrawnTV Show
Sunset Limousine1983ReinhammerTV Movie
St. Elsewhere1982Richard WelteTV Show
Strange Behavior1981DonovanMovie
The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies1981ChiefTV Movie
Phyl & Mikhy1980TV Show
The Little Dragons1979J.J.Movie
Movie Movie1978Judge, Mr. PenningtonMovie
Mork & Mindy1978Judge BakerTV Show
ABC Weekend Specials1977Walter BeckerTV Show
Lou Grant1977Rupert Hume, Mort FarberTV Show
Soap1977Judge PetrilloTV Show
Sybil1976Dr. QuinonessTV Movie
Family1976James LawrenceTV Show
Karen1975Dale BuschTV Show
The Family Holvak1975Deacon HurdTV Show
Love Nest1975NedTV Movie
Chico and the Man1974Mr. ChippsTV Show
Little House on the Prairie1974Jess MoffetTV Show
Rhoda1974Mr. FosnerTV Show
Adam's Rib1973MayorTV Show
Get to Know Your Rabbit1972Mr. BeemanMovie
Maude1972Doc PritchardTV Show
The New Temperatures Rising Show1972Fulton BriggsTV Show
The Rookies1972DealerTV Show
The Great Man's Whiskers1972PhilbrickTV Movie
Hitched1971Round TreeTV Movie
The AristoCats1970Georges Hautecourt (voice)Movie
Nanny and the Professor1970Ticket Seller, Driving InspectorTV Show
The Odd Couple1970SidTV Show
Medical Center1969Dr. KelfordTV Show
The Debbie Reynolds Show1969SamsonTV Show
What's So Bad About Feeling Good?1968Dr. ShapiroMovie
The Doris Day Show1968Judge CarterTV Show
Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady?1968Mr. DuckworthMovie
Eight on the Lam1967Bank Examiner (uncredited)Movie
The Gnome-Mobile1967Dr. ScogginsMovie
He & She1967Mr. SimpsonTV Show
Judd for the Defense1967BridgemanTV Show
The Flying Nun1967Mr. O' ReillyTV Show
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken1966Lawyer WhitlowMovie
The Ugly Dachshund1966JudgeMovie
Love on a Rooftop1966Bert BenningtonTV Show
The Phyllis Diller Show1966MaxwellTV Show
Billie1965Coach JonesMovie
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!1965'Strife' Magazine EditorMovie
F Troop1965Mr. S. A. MacGuireTV Show
Get Smart1965Uncle AbnerTV Show
Green Acres1965Mr. WilsonTV Show
Honey West1965AshTV Show
Please Don't Eat the Daisies1965ManTV Show
The Smothers Brothers Show1965WigginsTV Show
The Wild Wild West1965Roger CreedTV Show
Good Neighbor Sam1964Jack BaileyMovie
Looking for Love1964Screen Test DirectorMovie
The Carpetbaggers1964DenbyMovie
The New Interns1964ConnorsMovie
Bewitched1964Mr. Roland, Mr. Cushman, Harold JamesonTV Show
Gomer Pyle: USMC1964Charlie, General RichardsTV Show
The Bing Crosby Show1964TV Show
The Cara Williams Show1964McAvieTV Show
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1964Ralph HarrisonTV Show
The Munsters1964Mr. Edgar Z. HolmesTV Show
Wendy and Me1964Mr. BensonTV Show
Kentucky Jones1964Doc AxbyTV Show
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World1963Airport ManagerMovie
Papa's Delicate Condition1963Mr. CosgroveMovie
The Wheeler Dealers1963JudgeMovie
Burke's Law1963Dr. LuskTV Show
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963Charles EckhardtTV Show
Petticoat Junction1963Homer BedloeTV Show
Temple Houston1963Amos RiggsTV Show
The Bill Dana Show1963Doctor, Mr. HanleyTV Show
The Farmer's Daughter1963ClerkTV Show
The Music Man1962Constable LockeMovie
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington1962CalebTV Show
Saints and Sinners1962FayeTV Show
The Beverly Hillbillies1962Homer BedloeTV Show
The Lucy Show1962Mr. BarnsdahlTV Show
McKeever & the Colonel1962MayorTV Show
Ernestine1962TV Movie
The Bob Cummings Show1961TV Show
The Joey Bishop Show1961Mr. CosgroveTV Show
Pete and Gladys1960Slater, Mr. VincentTV Show
Surfside 61960Cyrus Radford, Joseph CooperTV Show
The Andy Griffith Show1960Mr. FrisbyTV Show
The Tab Hunter Show1960Dr. SpikeTV Show
Guestward Ho!1960Mr. LangdonTV Show
The Comedy Spot1960Mr. MartinTV Show
But Not for Me1959Al AtwoodMovie
The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock1959Stanford BatesMovie
The Mating Game1959Inspector General BigelowMovie
Dennis the Menace1959Lawrence FinchTV Show
Fibber McGee and Molly1959Bill GordonTV Show
Hawaiian Eye1959Crosby PageTV Show
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959Dr. ShelleyTV Show
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis1959Charlie Wayzack, P.T. Atwater, Charles WayzakTV Show
The Untouchables1959Alcatraz OfficialTV Show
The Twilight Zone1959Mr. PeckinpaughTV Show
Teacher's Pet1958RoyMovie
77 Sunset Strip1958Henry DistalTV Show
Lawman1958Morris WeeksTV Show
Mister Ed1958Charley FosterTV Show
The Ann Sothern Show1958CameronTV Show
The Donna Reed Show1958Mr. SamsonTV Show
Top Secret Affair1957Bill HadleyMovie
Bachelor Father1957Mr. PettigrewTV Show
Goodyear Theatre1957AdamTV Show
How to Marry a Millionaire1957Emil Quincy, Mr. ParkhurstTV Show
Maverick1957ProprietorTV Show
Perry Mason1957Dr. WilliamsTV Show
Richard Diamond, Private Detective1957Kevin AndersTV Show
The Gray Ghost1957HallTV Show
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour1957Customs Officer, Claims ClerkTV Show
The Real McCoys1957Harry Poulson, Man, Mr. LelandTV Show
The Restless Gun1957Mayor Peter MercerTV Show
The Thin Man1957Harry GordonTV Show
Whirlybirds1957LarkinTV Show
God Is My Partner1957Judge WarnerMovie
The Birds and the Bees1956Charlie Jenkins - BartenderMovie
Telephone Time1956JosiahTV Show
The Gale Storm Show: Oh, Susanna!1956PierceTV Show
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial1956GraysonTV Show
Kiss Me Deadly1955Doctor (uncredited)Movie
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1955HenryTV Show
Screen Directors Playhouse1955Joseph P. GarrityTV Show
The Bob Cummings Show1955JollissonTV Show
The Millionaire1955Simon WhippleTV Show
The People's Choice1955ManagerTV Show
Star Stage1955TV Show
The Lineup1954GallagherTV Show
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954Mr. PfeifferTV Show
Dear Phoebe1954Mr. Fosdick, G. R.. FosdickTV Show
Willy1954Willy's BossTV Show
Duffy's Tavern1954TV Show
Remains to Be Seen1953Delapp (examiner)Movie
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis1953Chemistry Professor ObispoMovie
The Juggler1953RosenbergMovie
Make Room for Daddy1953Mr. Baker, Oliver WatkinsTV Show
Topper1953Mr. KittlerTV Show
The Sniper1952Drunk in Bar (uncredited)Movie
Three for Bedroom C1952Trainman (uncredited)Movie
Here Comes the Groom1951FBI Agent Ralph Burchard (uncredited)Movie
I Can Get It for You Wholesale1951Herman Pulvermacher (uncredited)Movie
I Love Lucy1951Casting DirectorTV Show
Criminal Lawyer1951Frederick Waterman (uncredited)Movie
Backfire1950Dr. Nolan (uncredited)Movie
Borderline1950Peterson--U.S. Customs Man (uncredited)Movie
For Heaven's Sake1950Arthur Crane (IRS) (uncredited)Movie
Riding High1950EricksonMovie
Lux Video Theatre1950Walter MedfordTV Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show1950Mr. Fitzpatrick, Joe CrawfordTV Show
Love That Brute1950Joe Evans - Cigar Store OwnerMovie
The Second Face1950Mr. West - Insurance Claims AdjustorMovie
The Yellow Cab Man1950L.A. Casualty Co. Executive (uncredited)Movie
The Du Pont Story1950Lammot du PontMovie
Mighty Joe Young1949Producer (uncredited)Movie
Miss Grant Takes Richmond1949Mr. Woodruff (uncredited)Movie
Mother Is a Freshman1949Mr. De Haven (uncredited)Movie
You're My Everything1949Mr. Eddie Pflum (uncredited)Movie
The House Across the Street1949Apartment Manager (uncredited)Movie
Apartment for Peggy1948Prof. Collins (uncredited)Movie
Call Northside 7771948Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)Movie
Moonrise1948Mr. Chandler - Man in BlackMovie
State of the Union1948Blink MoranMovie
The Boy with Green Hair1948Passerby (uncredited)Movie
Race Street1948Switchboard Operator-Clerk (uncredited)Movie
Smart Woman1948Reporter (uncredited)Movie
The Gentleman from Nowhere1948FenmoreMovie
Out of the Storm1948Mr. EvansMovie
Bury Me Dead1947Mr. Brighton (uncredited)Short Film
It Happened on Fifth Avenue1947Landlord (uncredited)Movie
Living in a Big Way1947Hawkins (uncredited)Movie
The Farmer's Daughter1947Jackson - Campaign ReporterMovie
Intrigue1947Hotel Desk ClerkMovie
Roses Are Red1947LiptonMovie
It's a Wonderful Life1946Real Estate SalesmanMovie
The Show-Off1946Quiz Master (uncredited)Movie
A Close Call for Boston Blackie1946Hack Hagen (uncredited)Movie
Just Before Dawn1946Dr. Steiner (uncredited)Movie
Mysterious Intruder1946Detective BurnsMovie
Swell Guy1946Ben Tilwell (uncredited)Movie
The Invisible Informer1946Nick SteeleMovie
Arsenic and Old Lace1944ReporterMovie
Mission to Moscow1943Man in Kitchenin Montage (uncredited)Movie
Flying Tigers1942Repkin (uncredited)Movie
Pardon My Sarong1942Bus Company Superintendent (uncredited)Movie
Ride 'Em Cowboy1942Martin Manning (uncredited)Movie
Sunday Punch1942Ringside spectator at Ole's first fight (uncredited)Movie
Tarzan's New York Adventure1942Gould BeatonMovie
The Adventures of Martin Eden1942Mr. White, Publisher (uncredited)Movie
The Great Man's Lady1942Pierce (uncredited)Movie
The Lady Is Willing1942K.K. MillerMovie
They All Kissed the Bride1942Spotter (uncredited)Movie
A Close Call for Ellery Queen1942Coroner (uncredited)Movie
A Gentleman at Heart1942HollowayMovie
Are Husbands Necessary?1942Mr. BrooksMovie
Born to Sing1942Johnny (uncredited)Movie
Broadway1942Hungry Harry (uncredited)Movie
Friendly Enemies1942BraunMovie
Home in Wyomin'1942Newspaper EditorMovie
Lady in a Jam1942Government Man (uncredited)Movie
Obliging Young Lady1942Private Detective SmithMovie
The Mad Martindales1942Virgil HicklingMovie
What's Cookin'?1942K.D. ReynoldsMovie
About Face1942Rental Car ManagerMovie
Sealed Lips1942Attorney Emanuel 'Manny' T. DixonMovie
Thru Different Eyes1942MottMovie
Yokel Boy1942Cynic (uncredited)Movie
Back Street1941Blake (uncredited)Movie
Ball of Fire1941LarsenMovie
Barnacle Bill1941Auctioneer (uncredited)Movie
Birth of the Blues1941Wilbur - Theater ManagerMovie
I Wake Up Screaming1941Keating--FloristMovie
Look Who's Laughing1941Club Secretary (uncredited)Movie
The Big Store1941Finance Company Man (uncredited)Movie
Appointment for Love1941Smith (uncredited)Movie
Blondie in Society1941Washing Machine Salesman (uncredited)Movie
Buy Me That Town1941J. Montague GainsboroughMovie
Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime1941Dr. ProutyMovie
New York Town1941Census Taker (uncredited)Movie
Sis Hopkins1941RolloMovie
Three Girls About Town1941Mortician (uncredited)Movie
Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery1941Doc ProutyMovie
Footlight Fever1941Link - Insurance AgentMovie
Repent at Leisure1941Clarence MorganMovie
Sing Another Chorus1941RyanMovie
You're the One1941AnnouncerMovie
A Little Bit of Heaven1940Stafford (uncredited)Movie
Buck Benny Rides Again1940Charlie GrahamMovie
City for Conquest1940Al - Dance Team Manager (uncredited)Movie
Edison, the Man1940Second Lecturer (uncredited)Movie
It's a Date1940Mr. Horner (uncredited)Movie
Johnny Apollo1940Assistant District AttorneyMovie
Primrose Path1940Mr. 'Smitty' Smith, Hawkins (uncredited)Movie
Rhythm on the River1940Bernard SchwartzMovie
The Great Profile1940DirectorMovie
The Invisible Woman1940GrowleyMovie
The Texas Rangers Ride Again1940Train Passenger (uncredited)Movie
You Can't Fool Your Wife1940Salesman (scenes deleted)Movie
Blondie Plays Cupid1940Train Conductor (uncredited)Movie
Ellery Queen, Master Detective1940Dr. ProutyMovie
I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby1940Gannon (uncredited)Movie
On Their Own1940JohnsonMovie
Queen of the Mob1940Horace GrimleyMovie
The Doctor Takes a Wife1940Reporter (uncredited)Movie
We Who Are Young1940PerkinsMovie
Alias the Deacon1940Supervisor (uncredited)Movie
The Crooked Road1940Phil Wesner, Defense AttorneyMovie
Dancing on a Dime1940Freeman TaylorMovie
The Leather Pushers1940Henry 'Mitch' MitchellMovie
Parole Fixer1940Florist's Customer (uncredited)Movie
5th Ave Girl1939Union Representative (uncredited)Movie
Charlie McCarthy, Detective1939Charlie's Doctor (uncredited)Movie
Golden Boy1939Reporter Drake (uncredited)Movie
Honeymoon in Bali1939Photographer for Morrissey's (uncredited)Movie
Miracles for Sale1939Fleetwood Apartments Desk Clerk (uncredited)Movie
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington1939NoseyMovie
Rose of Washington Square1939Sam KressMovie
Second Fiddle1939Studio Chief (uncredited)Movie
The Cat and the Canary1939Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Boy Slaves1939AlbeeMovie
Let Us Live1939Auto Salesman (uncredited)Movie
Lucky Night1939CarpenterMovie
Television Spy1939Mr. Adler (as Charles L. Lane)Movie
Beware Spooks!1939Mr. Moore, Credit Man (uncredited)Movie
The Honeymoon's Over1939D.W. O'Connor (uncredited)Movie
Inside Story1939District AttorneyMovie
News Is Made at Night1939District Attorney Rufe ReynoldsMovie
They All Come Out1939PsychiatristMovie
Unexpected Father1939Department of Health Quarantine Man (uncredited)Movie
Blondie1938Furniture Salesman (uncredited)Movie
Joy of Living1938Fan in Margaret's Dressing Room (uncredited)Movie
The Rage of Paris1938Department Head (uncredited)Movie
You Can't Take It With You1938HendersonMovie
City Girl1938Dr. Abbott (uncredited)Movie
Cocoanut Grove1938Weaver (uncredited)Movie
Professor Beware1938Joe - Photographer (uncredited)Movie
Thanks for Everything1938Dr. OlsonMovie
Three Loves Has Nancy1938Cleaning Store Manager (uncredited)Movie
Always in Trouble1938Donald GowerMovie
Ali Baba Goes to Town1937DoctorMovie
Bad Guy1937Walden's Lawyer (uncredited)Movie
Danger - Love at Work1937GilroyMovie
In Old Chicago1937Booking Agent (scenes deleted)Movie
Nothing Sacred1937Rubenstein (uncredited)Movie
Born Reckless1937Barnes' Lawyer (uncredited)Movie
Criminal Lawyer1937Nora's Attorney (uncredited)Movie
Fit for a King1937Spears (uncredited)Movie
Internes Can't Take Money1937GroteMovie
One Mile from Heaven1937Webb (uncredited)Movie
Partners in Crime1937Druggist (uncredited)Movie
Sea Devils1937Judge (uncredited)Movie
Big Business1937Webster - Bank Representative (uncredited)Movie
Hot Water1937Grayson (uncredited)Movie
Trapped by G-Men1937FingersMovie
Venus Makes Trouble1937District AttorneyMovie
We're on the Jury1937Mr. Horace SmithMovie
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town1936HallorMovie
The Bride Walks Out1936Judge (uncredited)Movie
The Milky Way1936WillardMovie
Three Men on a Horse1936Cleaner (uncredited)Movie
36 Hours to Kill1936RickertMovie
It Had to Happen1936State Examiner (uncredited)Movie
The Crime of Dr. Forbes1936Defense AttorneyMovie
Come Closer, Folks1936Prosecutor (uncredited)Movie
Easy to Take1936Skip - Reporter (as Charles Levinson)Movie
Lady Luck1936Feinberg (as Charles Levinson)Movie
Ticket to Paradise1936Shyster (uncredited)Movie
Two-Fisted Gentleman1936Joe GordonMovie
Ginger1935Judge (uncredited)Movie
Here Comes the Band1935Mr. ScurryMovie
Princess O'Hara1935Morris Goldberg (uncredited)Movie
Two for Tonight1935WriterMovie
Woman Wanted1935Defense Attorney Herman (uncredited)Movie
One More Spring1935Representative (uncredited)Movie
Broadway Bill1934Morgan's Henchman (uncredited)Movie
Twentieth Century1934Max Jacobs aka Max Mandelbaum (as Charles Levison)Movie
Twenty Million Sweethearts1934Reporter (uncredited)Movie
A Wicked Woman1934Defense Attorney Beardsley (uncredited)Movie
Looking for Trouble1934Switchboard Operator (as Charles Levinson)Movie
The Band Plays On1934Shyster Lawyer (uncredited)Movie
The Show-Off1934Mr. Weitzenkorn (uncredited)Movie
Let's Talk It Over1934Reporter (uncredited)Movie
I'll Fix It1934Al Nathan (as Charles Levinson)Movie
42nd Street1933Author of 'Pretty Lady' (uncredited)Movie
Broadway Thru a Keyhole1933Columnist #2 (uncredited)Movie
Central Airport1933Amarillo Radio Operator (uncredited)Movie
Employees' Entrance1933Shoe Salesman (uncredited)Movie
Gold Diggers of 19331933Society Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Private Detective 621933Process Server (uncredited)Movie
She Had to Say Yes1933Mr. Bernstein (uncredited)Movie
The Bowery1933Doctor (uncredited)Movie
Blondie Johnson1933Cashier (uncredited)Movie
Grand Slam1933Ivan (uncredited)Movie
Mr. Skitch1933Hotel Clerk (uncredited)Movie
Advice to the Lovelorn1933Circulation Manager (uncredited)Movie
My Woman1933Conn - Bothersome Agent (as Charles Levison)Movie
The Mouthpiece1932Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)Movie
Union Depot1932Luggage Checkroom Clerk (uncredited)Movie
Blessed Event1932Kane (uncredited)Movie
Blonde Crazy1931Four-Eyes (uncredited)Movie
Smart Money1931Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)Movie
The Road to Singapore1931Desk Clerk at Club (uncredited)Movie
Manhattan Parade1931Desk Clerk (uncredited)Movie
City Girl1930Pedestrian walking in train station (uncredited)Movie
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