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Charles Coburn
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Birth Date:June 17, 1877
Astrology Sign:Gemini
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Died Date:August 30, 1961

Occupation:Movie Actor

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Charles Coburn

Biography:Charles Coburn (June 17, 1877 - August 30, 1961) was an American film and theater actor. He was also the grandfather of James Coburn.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, Coburn was a theater manager by the age of 17. He later moved on to acting and made his debut on Broadway in 1901. Coburn formed an acting company with his wife in 1906, and in addition to managing the company, the couple performed frequently on Broadway. After his wife's death in 1937, Coburn relocated to Los Angeles, California and began acting in films.

He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The More the Merrier in 1943. He was also nominated for his roles in The Devil and Miss Jones in 1941 and The Green Years in 1946.

In the 1940s, Coburn served as vice-president of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideas, a right-wing group opposed to the presence of Communists in Hollywood. His virulent leadership of the blacklist of anyone with any connection to anti-Fascism, supported by such Academy-Award nominees as Adolph Menjou and Ginger Rogers, led to a myriad of talented actors, writers and directors driven from Hollywood and deprived of their livelihood during the witchhunt.

His other film credits include Of Human Hearts (1938), The Lady Eve (1941), Kings Row (1942), The Constant Nymph (1943), Heaven Can Wait (1943), Wilson (1944), Impact (1949), The Paradine Case (1947) and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).

He died from a heart attack in New York, New York.

Charles Coburn has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to motion pictures at 6240 Hollywood Boulevard.

Preceded by: Van Heflin for Johnny Eager Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 1943 for The More the Merrier Succeeded by: Barry Fitzgerald for Going My Way

Achievements: (Filmography)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
The Green Years (1946)
The Lady Eve (1941)
Bachelor Mother (1939)

Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Charles Coburn's Personality Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune - Personality Card

Birthday: June 17, 1877

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

Charles Coburn's Character Tarot Card The Magician - Character Card

Birthday: June 17, 1877

Creative initiative, skill and opportunities for new ventures.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Charles Coburn's Growth Tarot Card The Lovers

Birthday: June 17, 2017

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.




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