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Charles Russell (actor)

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Charles Russell
Charles Russell with actress Mary Anderson in Behind Green Lights (1946)
Born(1918-03-31)March 31, 1918
DiedJanuary 18, 1985(1985-01-18) (aged 66)
Occupationradio & film actor
Years active1943–1950
Spouse(s)Nancy Guild (married 1947–1950)
ChildrenElizabeth Anne (b. 1949)[1]

Charles Russell (March 31, 1918 – January 18, 1985) was a movie and radio actor who appeared in 17 movies between 1943 and 1950.[citation needed]

Born in New York City, Russell made his debut in an uncredited part as a ball player in Ladies' Day (1943). His last film was Chinatown at Midnight (1949).[2] 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.[3][4]

Russell married fellow 20th Century-Fox contract player Nancy Guild in 1947,[5] and they had one child, a daughter, Elizabeth, in 1949. They divorced in 1950.

Russell died in Beverly Hills, California.


Year Title Role Notes
1943 Ladies' Day Ball Player Uncredited
1943 Bombardier Instructor
1944 The Purple Heart Lt. Kenneth Bayforth
1945 Captain Eddie Sgt. Jim Reynolds
1946 Behind Green Lights Arthur Templeton
1946 Johnny Comes Flying Home Miles Carey
1946 Wake Up and Dream Lieutenant Coles
1947 The Late George Apley Howard Boulder
1947 Beyond Our Own Peter Rogers
1948 Give My Regards to Broadway Arthur Waldron Jr.
1948 Canon City Tolley
1948 Night Wind Ralph Benson
1948 Inner Sanctum Harold Dunlap
1948 Trouble Preferred Lt. Rod Brooks
1949 Tucson Gregg Johnson
1949 Mary Ryan, Detective Detective Baker Uncredited
1949 Chinatown at Midnight Fred Morgan
1950 Breakthrough U.S. Soldier Uncredited, (final film role)


  1. ^ "Nancy Guild – The Private Life and Times of Nancy Guild. Nancy Guild Pictures". Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  2. ^ Clive Hirschhorn. The Columbia story. Crown, 1990.
  3. ^ John Dunning (1976). Tune in yesterday. Prentice-Hall, 1976.
  4. ^ John Dunning. On the air: the encyclopedia of old-time radio. Oxford University Press, 1998. p. 742.
  5. ^ Hopper, Hedda. "Nancy Guild Announces Engagement to Actor Charles Russell". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 31 January 2012.

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