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December 28, 1887
Wabash, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||January 19, 1956 (aged 68)|
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Charles Dingle (December 28, 1887 – January 19, 1956) was an American stage and film actor.
Dingle was born 28 December 1887 in Wabash, Indiana.
Dingle made his Broadway debut in the short-lived drama Killers in 1928. Better roles followed including Duke Theseus in the 1932 revival of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sheriff Cole in Let Freedom Ring in 1935. He made his musical debut in Irving Berlin's Miss Liberty in 1950.
A veteran of over 50 feature films, he was best known for portraying hard edged businessmen and villains, such as Ben Hubbard, the crafty eldest member of the Hubbard family in The Little Foxes on both stage and screen, and Senator Brockway in the film version of Call Me Madam.
Critic Bosley Crowther wrote of his performance in The Little Foxes in The New York Times of August 22, 1941: "Charles Dingle as brother Ben Hubbard, the oldest and sharpest of the rattlesnake clan, is the perfect villain in respectable garb".
- Du Barry Did All Right (1937, Short) - John Wainwright
- ...One Third of a Nation... (1939) - Mr. Rogers
- The Little Foxes (1941) - Ben Hubbard
- Unholy Partners (1941) - Clyde Fenton
- Johnny Eager (1941) - Marco
- Are Husbands Necessary? (1942) - Duncan Atterbury
- Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) - Dr. Ward O. Kenwood
- The Talk of the Town (1942) - Andrew Holmes
- Somewhere I'll Find You (1942) - George L. Stafford
- George Washington Slept Here (1942) - Mr. Prescott
- Tennessee Johnson (1942) - Senator Jim Waters
- Edge of Darkness (1943) - Kaspar Torgerson
- Lady of Burlesque (1943) - Inspector Harrigan
- Someone to Remember (1943) - Jim Parsons
- She's for Me (1943) - Crane
- The Song of Bernadette (1943) - Jacomet
- Home in Indiana (1944) - Godaw Boole
- The National Barn Dance (1944) - Mr. Garvey
- Together Again (1944) - Morton Buchanan
- Here Come the Co-Eds (1945) - Jonathan Kirkland
- A Medal for Benny (1945) - Zach Mibbe
- Guest Wife (1945) - Arthur Truesdale Worth
- Cinderella Jones (1946) - Minland
- The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946) - Danglars
- Centennial Summer (1946) - J.P. Snodgrass
- Three Wise Fools (1946) - Paul Badger
- Sister Kenny (1946) - Michael Kenny
- The Beast with Five Fingers (1946) - Raymond Arlington
- Duel in the Sun (1946) - Sheriff Hardy
- My Favorite Brunette (1947) - Major Simon Montague
- Welcome Stranger (1947) - Charles 'C.J.' Chesley
- The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947) - John Dessark
- If You Knew Susie (1948) - Mr. Whitley
- State of the Union (1948) - Bill Nolard Hardy
- A Southern Yankee (1948) - Col. Weatherby
- Big Jack (1949) - Mathias Taylor
- Never Wave at a WAC (1953) - Sen. Tom Reynolds
- Call Me Madam (1953) - Sen. Brockway
- The President's Lady (1953) - Capt. Irwin
- Half a Hero (1953) - Mr. Bascomb
- The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) - Sen. Fullerton (final film role)
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