American Actor

Charles Butterworth

  • Jul 26, 1899 - Jun 13, 1946 (age 46)
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1946
Charles Butterworth
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Charles Butterworth

Charles Butterworth passed away.
1944
Dixie Jamboree
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MovieAug 15, 1944

Dixie Jamboree

A medicine man on the last show boat on the Mississippi is …
A medicine man on the last show boat on the Mississippi is mistaken by two gangsters as a bootleger, and has to envade them.
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Bermuda Mystery
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MovieMay 1, 1944

Bermuda Mystery

Bermuda Mystery is a 1944 American mystery film …
Bermuda Mystery is a 1944 American mystery film directed by Benjamin Stoloff and written by Scott Darling. The film stars Preston Foster, Ann Rutherford, Charles Butterworth, Helene Reynolds, Jean Howard and Richard Lane. The film was released on May 1, 1944, by 20th Century Fox.
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Follow the Boys
MovieApr 25, 1944

Follow the Boys

During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" …
During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were meant as morale-boosters to both the troops overseas and the civilians at home. This was Universal Pictures' effort. It features everyone from Donald O'Connor to the Andrews Sisters to Orson Welles to W.C. Fields to George Raft to Marlene Dietrich, and dozens of other Universal players.
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1943
The Sultan's Daughter
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MovieDec 16, 1943

The Sultan's Daughter

Patra, the Sultan's …
Patra, the Sultan's daughter, has inherited all the oil lands of Araband following the death of her mother. The Sultan wants to sign them over to Rata and Ludwig, German agents, but Patra says she will only sign them to Americans. Kuda, the Sultan's right-hand man, actually in league with Rata and Ludwig, wishes to marry Patra, but she refuses. Patra and her best friend and teacher, an American named Irene, visit the city incognito, and there meet Americans Jimmy and Tim. Kuda hires them to talk Patra into signing over the oil leases to him and they, not knowing he is working for the Nazis, agree to try.
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Always a Bridesmaid
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MovieSep 24, 1943

Always a Bridesmaid

A detective, working undercover, joins a Lonely Hearts Club …
A detective, working undercover, joins a Lonely Hearts Club in order to to expose a swindler using it for nefarious reasons.
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This Is the Army
MovieJul 29, 1943

This Is the Army

In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show …
In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his ...
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1942
Give Out, Sisters
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MovieAug 27, 1942

Give Out, Sisters

Peggy (Peggy Ryan)), a messenger, delivers a …
Peggy (Peggy Ryan)), a messenger, delivers a telegram to The Flamingo Club where the Andrews Sisters (The Andrews Sisters) and Bob Edwards' Orchestra are appearing. Peggy learns that the club's owner, Harrison (William Frawley), intends to enlarge his show and she persuades him to give her and her friends a tryout. If they make good, they can save the dancing school run by Professor Woof ('Charles Butterworth')) and Gribble (Walter Catlett)) . Press agent Kendall (Richard Davies) recognizes the leader of the group as Gracie Waverly ('Grace MacDonald'), the niece of three millionaire aunts. When Gracie's picture appears in the newspaper, Harrison immediately signs the group, the Waverly sisters, order Gracie never to dance again or she will be disinherited. Professor Woof, using the Andrews Sisters to pose as the Wavely sisters, as a ruse to allow Gribble to bring Harrison to get permission to sign Gracie; this works until the real Waverly sisters show up, and with two sets of Waverly's, complications arise.
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Night in New Orleans
MovieJul 1, 1942

Night in New Orleans

The police lieutenant Steve Abbott is engrossed in a …
The police lieutenant Steve Abbott is engrossed in a baffling murder case. As Steve pieces the clues together, he comes to the sobering conclusion that his own wife Ethel Abbott may be intimately involved in the murder. It even gets worse. Soon Steve himself is accused of the crime.
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What's Cookin'?
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MovieFeb 20, 1942

What's Cookin'?

A group of entertainers visit the home of a radio singer to …
A group of entertainers visit the home of a radio singer to try to get her to book them on her show.
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1941
Sis Hopkins
MovieApr 12, 1941

Sis Hopkins

A young girl from the "sticks" comes to the city to live …
A young girl from the "sticks" comes to the city to live with her wealthy relatives. At first she is the objection of derision and made fun of because of her unsophisticated nature, but it turns out that there's a bit more to her than most of her snooty relatives and their condescending friends think.
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Road Show
MovieFeb 18, 1941

Road Show

Rich playboy Drogo Gaines is in imminent danger of …
Rich playboy Drogo Gaines is in imminent danger of marrying a gold digger, and escapes by feigning insanity. The joke's on him when he wakes up in an asylum full of comical lunatics. There he befriends Colonel Carraway, and together they escape, catching a ride with a beautiful blonde who proves to be Penguin Moore, carnival owner. The adventures of Drogo and the Colonel with Moore's Carnival are replete with Hal Roach slapstick.
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Blonde Inspiration
MovieFeb 7, 1941

Blonde Inspiration

Unknown writer Jonathan Briggs is tricked into buying in to …
Unknown writer Jonathan Briggs is tricked into buying in to a struggling western magazine only to find that all Is not as it appears. In the meantime, he falls for the publisher's assistant and complications arise.
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1940
Second Chorus
MovieDec 3, 1940

Second Chorus

Danny and Hank are surprised when Artie Shaw hires …
Danny and Hank are surprised when Artie Shaw hires competent manager Ellen away from their college band. The two trumpet players scheme to get into Shaw's outfit themselves, each trying to trump the other's plays.
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The Boys from Syracuse
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MovieJul 18, 1940

The Boys from Syracuse

The action takes place in …
The action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the story concerns the efforts of two boys from Syracuse, Anthipholus and his servant Dromio, to find their long-lost twins who, for reason of plot confusion, are also named Anthipholus and Dromio. Complications arise when the wife of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husband, though the couples eventually get sorted out after Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus admit their love.
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1939
Let Freedom Ring
MovieFeb 24, 1939

Let Freedom Ring

Railroad owner Jim Knox uses everything to get the land …
Railroad owner Jim Knox uses everything to get the land he needs for his new railroad cheaply. Everybody hopes, that Steve Logan ends his regime, but he allies with Jim Knox. Nobody knows, that he's actually a government agent. But when Jim finds out, he tries to kill Steve.
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1938
Thanks for the Memory
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MovieNov 11, 1938

Thanks for the Memory

Bob Hope is an out of …
Bob Hope is an out of work writer who stays home and plays house husband while his wife goes to work for her former fiancé and Hope's publisher who is still carrying a torch for her.
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Hollywood Handicap
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MovieMay 28, 1938

Hollywood Handicap

A musical short in which a group of musician stable hands …
A musical short in which a group of musician stable hands race a horse in the Hollywood Handicap at Santa Anita Park racetrack with many celebrities of the day in attendance.
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1937
Every Day's a Holiday
MovieDec 18, 1937

Every Day's a Holiday

At the turn of the century, …
At the turn of the century, a con woman finds herself in trouble with the law while dealing with multiple suitors.
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Swing High, Swing Low
MovieMar 12, 1937

Swing High, Swing Low

In Panama, Maggie King …
In Panama, Maggie King meets soldier Skid Johnson on his last day in the army and reluctantly agrees to a date to celebrate. The two become involved in a nightclub brawl which causes Maggie to miss her ship back to the States. Now stranded, she's forced to move in with Skid and his pal Harry. She soon falls in love with Skid. Skid gets a job playing the trumpet at a local club and becomes a big success. Fame and fortune go to his head which eventually destroys his relationship Maggie and his career.
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1936
Rainbow on the River
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MovieDec 17, 1936

Rainbow on the River

Young Phillip Ainsworth, (Bobby Breen), an orphan of the …
Young Phillip Ainsworth, (Bobby Breen), an orphan of the US Civil War, has been lovingly raised by Toinette, (Louise Beavers) a former slave. Toinette has big plans for the boy. She has saved her money to send him to a private school. But when the local priest, Father Josef, (Henry O'Neill) finds Phillip's family living in New York, the boy is sent north to live with people who refuse to accept him as their own. His only friend is the butler, Barrett, (Charles Butterworth). But his curmodgeon of a grandmother, (May Robson) is finally broken down by the boy's charm and good manners, and all ends happily. Along the way Breen has ample opportunity to show off his voice by singing several songs, including the title song three times.
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We Went to College
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MovieJun 19, 1936

We Went to College

Phil is high strung and needs a rest so Nina talks him into …
Phil is high strung and needs a rest so Nina talks him into going to the Sutter College homecoming. He takes his wife and Glenn, who was another classmate, to have some fun and get a brick contract. Old dependable Ellery is running the activities and he has not seen Phil since his college days. Phil is more interested in the brick deal, but he lets loose and has some fun, only to discover that Ellery's wife Susan is still in love with him and wants to be Mrs. Talbot.
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Half Angel
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MovieMay 22, 1936

Half Angel

Allison Long is acquitted on charges of poisoning her …
Allison Long is acquitted on charges of poisoning her father but then her benefactor is poisoned. Reporter Duffy Giles has faith in her innocence.
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The Moon's Our Home
MovieApr 10, 1936

The Moon's Our Home

A comedy about marriage and everything relating to it. …
A comedy about marriage and everything relating to it. New York novelist Henry Fonda meets up with an actress, Margaret Sullavan, and the two date and later marry, though neither knows of the other's fame. The real adventure begins on the honeymoon, when this screwball comedy really heats up with insults and arguments.
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1935
Magnificent Obsession
MovieDec 30, 1935

Magnificent Obsession

The life of spoiled rich …
The life of spoiled rich Robert Merrick is saved through the use of a hospital's only resuscitator, but because the medical device cannot be in two places at once, it results in the death of Dr. Hudson, a selfless, brilliant surgeon and generous philanthropist. Merrick falls for Hudson's widow, Helen, though she holds him responsible for her husband's demise. One day, he insists on driving her home and makes a pass at her. She gets out of the car and is struck by another car, she then goes blind. Merrick then talks to a friend of Dr. Hudson who tells him that her husband had a philosophy-to help people, but never let it be known that you are the one helping them. Only then, he believed, could there be true reward in life. Merrick watches over Helen, and visits her during her recuperation, concealing his identity and calling himself Dr. Robert. When he finds out that she is nearly penniless, he secretly pays for specialists to try to restore her vision. Finally, she travels to Paris and is told that her eyesight is gone forever. Robert follows her, confesses his true identity and proposes marriage. She forgives him, but goes away, not wanting to be a burden to him. Years later, Robert puts himself thru school and becomes a brain surgeon. He learns that Helen urgently needs an operation, which he performs. When she awakens, her sight has miraculously returned.
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Orchids to You
MovieAug 10, 1935

Orchids to You

An unlikely courtroom romance blooms between a flower …
An unlikely courtroom romance blooms between a flower-shop owner and her unscrupulous landlord's married attorney.
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Baby Face Harrington
MovieApr 12, 1935

Baby Face Harrington

Willie Harrington is a wimpy small-town bookkeeper at …
Willie Harrington is a wimpy small-town bookkeeper at a bank who unwittingly gets involved with the country's toughest gangster and his gang, and he gets suspected of being the leader of the gang. Hiis wife, Millie, files for divorce when she learns of his suspected-affiliation with the gangsters. The police have an all-out manhunt going for him, while he is being held by the gangsters in their hideout.
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The Night Is Young
MovieJan 11, 1935

The Night Is Young

Austrian Emperor Franz Josef has arranged a marriage …
Austrian Emperor Franz Josef has arranged a marriage for his nephew, the Archduke Paul Gustave - nicknamed Gustl - to the suitable Princess Matilda, a woman Gustl can't even remember. He is instead in love with the Hungarian Countess Zarika Rafay, which Gustl can't tell his uncle since he disapproves of her family. The Emperor will allow Gustl to sow his wild oats before getting married, but that woman needs to be someone "harmless" outside of the royal circle. Since they discuss this situation while at the ballet, Gustl instead tells the Emperor that he is in love with one of the ballerinas, and the one he has chosen somewhat at random is the always distracted Lisl Gluck, who is considered the worst dancer in the company since she is always staring at the man she intends to marry, the ballet company's piano accompanist Toni Berngruber. When Gustl summons Lisl, she is relieved to learn his true intentions - that she is just a front while he cavorts secretly with the Countess (although he tells her nothing of his impending marriage to the Princess) - but less so when she learns that that requires her to live in his royal house. She agrees when Gustl promises to produce Toni's ballet in return. Although Toni knows nothing about the agreement between Lisl and Gustl, Lisl running off with Gustl does not sit well with him, who believes he can get any woman to replace Lisl. As Lisl and Gustl live their separate lives together, they find they have a fun time together, the other being different than those in their own social class. But an incident between Lisl, Toni and Gustl shows Lisl where her true feeling lie, those which were evident to Gustl much earlier. But can a union of an Archduke and a not so good ballerina work, let alone be sanctioned by the royal house?
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1934
Forsaking All Others
MovieDec 23, 1934

Forsaking All Others

Dill leaves Mary standing at the altar in order to marry his …
Dill leaves Mary standing at the altar in order to marry his old flame, Connie, instead. Knowing that Mary still has feelings for Dill, Jeff keeps quiet about his own love for her.
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Student Tour
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MovieOct 5, 1934

Student Tour

A college rowing team's world tour is in jeopardy because …
A college rowing team's world tour is in jeopardy because a philosophy professor plans to flunk the entire crew. Ann, the instructor's niece, convinces him to tutor the team on the ocean liner. When the crew's coxswain develops laryngitis just before the big race, Ann substitutes for him at the last minute, and sets the pace with her singing.
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Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
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MovieAug 15, 1934

Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back

Algy, Bulldog Drummond's …
Algy, Bulldog Drummond's right-hand-man, is getting married. Bulldog attends; on the way home, in the fog, he enters the (apparently deserted) mansion of Prince Achmed in search of a phone. He finds none, but he does find a body - which disappears when he summons a bobby. Bodies keep disappearing as Drummond keeps summoning the authorities, particularly his long-suffering upstairs neighbor, Captain Nielsen; the ever faithful Algy also finds his wedding night disrupted by, among other things, some emergency code-breaking. And of course, there's a beautiful woman (there's always a beautiful woman in the case), Lola, who turns out to be the daughter of the dead man who started all this.
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Hollywood Party
MovieMay 24, 1934

Hollywood Party

Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, …
Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So when Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big party with so that he might use the lions in his next movie. His film rival sneaks into the party to buy the lions before Durante.
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The Cat and the Fiddle
MovieFeb 16, 1934

The Cat and the Fiddle

A romance between a …
A romance between a struggling composer and an American singer.
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1933
My Weakness
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MovieSep 22, 1933

My Weakness

A wealthy young man bets his uncle that he can …
A wealthy young man bets his uncle that he can transform a clumsy cleaning lady into a glamorous fashion plate, then marry her off to his bachelor cousin.
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Penthouse
MovieSep 8, 1933

Penthouse

A lawyer's fiancée leaves him after he defends a …
A lawyer's fiancée leaves him after he defends a racketeer accused of murder, but she needs his help when her new beau is accused of killing an old flame.
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The Nuisance
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MovieMay 26, 1933

The Nuisance

An ambulance-chasing lawyer gets tangled up with a …
An ambulance-chasing lawyer gets tangled up with a female investigator out to end his shyster ways.
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1932
Love Me Tonight
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MovieAug 13, 1932

Love Me Tonight

A Parisian tailor finds himself posing as a baron in order …
A Parisian tailor finds himself posing as a baron in order to collect a sizeable bill from an aristocrat, only to fall in love with an aloof young princess.
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Beauty and the Boss
MovieApr 9, 1932

Beauty and the Boss

An executive hires a mousy, plain woman as his …
An executive hires a mousy, plain woman as his secretary so she will not divert him from his work, but she still becomes determined to win his heart.
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Ethel Kenyon
MarriageFebruary 1932

Ethel Kenyon

Ethel Kenyon was born on June 17, 1904 in Indianapolis, …
Ethel Kenyon was born on June 17, 1904 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Ethel Elizabeth Kenyon. She was an actress, known for Branded (1931), By Whose Hand? (1932) and June Moon (1931). She was married to Ernest Heyn, Charles Butterworth and A. Edward Sutherland. She died on January 22, 2004 in New York City, New York, USA.
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1931
Manhattan Parade
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MovieDec 24, 1931

Manhattan Parade

The fortunes of a Broadway costume company rise and …
The fortunes of a Broadway costume company rise and fall depending on who is running it, and whether its clients' shows succeed or not.
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The Mad Genius
MovieNov 7, 1931

The Mad Genius

A crippled man finds a boy and vows to make him a great …
A crippled man finds a boy and vows to make him a great dancer.
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Side Show
MovieSep 19, 1931

Side Show

The delightful Winnie Lightner stars in this comedy-drama …
The delightful Winnie Lightner stars in this comedy-drama as Pat, a traveling carnival troupe member who does everything from high diving to hula dancing, with time left over to romance meek and mild Sidney (Charles Butterworth) and try to save her younger sister, Irene (Evelyn Knapp), from a lecherous carny barker. The slapstick big-top finale is a highlight.
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The Bargain
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MovieSep 3, 1931

The Bargain

The Bargain (1931) is an all-talking American pre-Code …
The Bargain (1931) is an all-talking American pre-Code comedy drama film produced and released by First National Pictures, a subsidiary of Warner Bros., and directed by Robert Milton. The movie stars Lewis Stone, Evalyn Knapp, Charles Butterworth and Doris Kenyon. It was based on a play, entitled You and I by Philip Barry.
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The Stolen Jools
MovieApr 4, 1931

The Stolen Jools

Star-packed promotional short subject intended to raise …
Star-packed promotional short subject intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanatorium, produced in association with a cigarette company! Plot involves the investigation of the reported theft of Norma Shearer's jewelry.
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Illicit
MovieFeb 14, 1931

Illicit

A young couple lives together out of wedlock, but they …
A young couple lives together out of wedlock, but they find that they're ahead of their time.
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1930
The Life of the Party
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MovieOct 25, 1930

The Life of the Party

Broadway song-pluggers …
Broadway song-pluggers Flo and Dot, besieged with admirers, are fired; disgusted with men, they decide to become gold-diggers. After a first success in "taking" fashion retailer LeMaire, they try the millionaires' playground of Havana, where mistaken identities bring their schemes to comic confusion.
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1899
Charles Butterworth
BirthJuly 1899

Charles Butterworth

Charles Butterworth was born.
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