Circus Performer

Charley Grapewin

  • Dec 20, 1869 - Feb 02, 1956 (age 86)
  • 5' 7" (1.71 m)
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2011
These Amazing Shadows
MovieJan 22, 2011

These Amazing Shadows

Tells the history and …
Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.
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1956
Charley Grapewin
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Charley Grapewin

Charley Grapewin passed away.
1951
When I Grow Up
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MovieApr 20, 1951

When I Grow Up

"When I Grow Up" is an uncharacteristically modest …
"When I Grow Up" is an uncharacteristically modest film from producer Sam Spiegel (during his "S. P. Eagle" years). Bobby Driscoll plays a young boy who feels neglected and misunderstood at home. Preparing to run away, Bobby chances across an old diary once kept by his grandfather (Charley Grapewin). Leafing through the yellowed pages, Bobby discovers that grandpa went through many of the same childhood travails that Bobby is enduring at that moment--and look how well gramps turned out! Armed with a renewed understanding of (and appreciation for) his elders, Bobby decides to stick around for a while and see how things develop.
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1947
Gunfighters
MovieJul 1, 1947

Gunfighters

Gunfighter Brazos Kane takes a job on a ranch but he is unjustly …
Gunfighter Brazos Kane takes a job on a ranch but he is unjustly accused of killing fellow cowhand Bob Tyrell and must clear himself by finding the real killer.
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1944
Atlantic City
MovieJul 29, 1944

Atlantic City

Vaudeville acts are re-created in the story of how Atlantic City …
Vaudeville acts are re-created in the story of how Atlantic City became a famous resort.
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Follow the Boys
MovieApr 25, 1944

Follow the Boys

During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles …
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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1942
Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen
MovieJul 30, 1942

Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen

Detective Ellery Queen aids …
Detective Ellery Queen aids Free Dutch agents battle Nazi spies over a prize of industrial diamonds.
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A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen
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MovieMay 7, 1942

A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen

Detective Ellery Queen tries …
Detective Ellery Queen tries to find a missing man, and gets embroiled in a case of murder and embezzlement.
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A Close Call for Ellery Queen
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MovieJan 29, 1942

A Close Call for Ellery Queen

Two mysterious seamen …
Two mysterious seamen come from Alan Rogers' past to blackmail him as he seeks to locate his missing daughters. Ellery Queen is called in by Stewart Cole, Rogers' secretary. Queen goes to the estate and finds one daughter already there and the second one expected. When she arrives, it is Ellery's secretary Nikki Porter posing as the daughter as Ellery had her intercept the real heiress after learning of a plot to swindle Rogers. The blackmailing seamen are killed at a waterfront café after getting the blackmail money, Rogers is suspected and Inspector Queen arrives to arrest him, but he is also found dead.
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1941
They Died with Their Boots On
MovieNov 20, 1941

They Died with Their Boots On

A highly fictionalized account …
A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.
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Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery
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MovieMar 9, 1941

Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery

Jewlery smuggled into the …
Jewlery smuggled into the United States from China.
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Tobacco Road
MovieFeb 20, 1941

Tobacco Road

Hillbilly family life in 1941 rural Georgia.
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1940
Texas Rangers Ride Again
MovieDec 13, 1940

Texas Rangers Ride Again

With thousands of cattle …
With thousands of cattle being rustled from White Sage ranch the 1930's Texas Rangers are called in. They manage to get one of their agents into the gang by making them think he is the Pecos Kid on the lam.
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Rhythm on the River
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MovieAug 28, 1940

Rhythm on the River

Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years …
Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years using one ghost writer for his music and another for his lyrics. When both writers meet at an inn, they fall in love and then try to sell their songs under their own name. The problem is every song publisher thinks they're copying Courtney's style.
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Johnny Apollo
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MovieMar 15, 1940

Johnny Apollo

Wall Street broker Robert Cain, Sr., is jailed for embezzling. His …
Wall Street broker Robert Cain, Sr., is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son Bob then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release. As assistant to mobster Mickey Dwyer, then falls for Dwyer's girl Lucky. He winds up in the same prison as his father.
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The Grapes of Wrath
MovieJan 24, 1940

The Grapes of Wrath

The Joad clan, introduced to the world in John Steinbeck's …
The Joad clan, introduced to the world in John Steinbeck's iconic novel, is looking for a better life in California. After their drought-ridden farm is seized by the bank, the family -- led by just-paroled son Tom -- loads up a truck and heads West. On the road, beset by hardships, the Joads meet dozens of other families making the same trek and holding onto the same dream. Once in California, however, the Joads soon realize that the promised land isn't quite what they hoped.
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1939
Dust Be My Destiny
MovieSep 16, 1939

Dust Be My Destiny

Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, …
Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, Joe Bell is soon back in jail, on a prison farm. His love for the foreman's daughter leads to a fight between them, leading to the older man's death due to a weak heart. Joe and Mabel go on the run as he thinks no-one would believe a nobody like him.
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The Wizard of Oz
MovieAug 10, 1939

The Wizard of Oz

After a tornado hits their farm, Dorothy and her dog Toto …
After a tornado hits their farm, Dorothy and her dog Toto find themselves in a strange Technicolor land. They make new friends, some of whom resemble those they left in Kansas. Glinda the Good Witch tells Dorothy the all-powerful Wizard of Oz can help them return home. As Dorothy and her friends travel to the Emerald City, they must avoid the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West.
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Burn 'Em Up O'Connor
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MovieJan 13, 1939

Burn 'Em Up O'Connor

Racing car enthusiast Jerry O'Connor and his dim-witted …
Racing car enthusiast Jerry O'Connor and his dim-witted mechanic, Buddy Buttle, get their chance to join the crew of race car builder Pinky Delano, who just suffered a setback when one of his drivers was killed by failing to make a turn on the track. Then, one by one, his other drivers suffer the same fate, until it is Jerry's turn to drive in the big race. Buddy tries an experiment and determines these were no accidents but is it too late to help Jerry, who has started the race?
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Stand Up and Fight
MovieJan 6, 1939

Stand Up and Fight

It starts in 1844 in Maryland, where Robert Taylor, plantation …
It starts in 1844 in Maryland, where Robert Taylor, plantation owner with slaves, is forced by debts to sell his estate and his people. Then he leaves for Cumberland, looking for a job (first time in his life), and ends up working for a stagecoach line run by Wallace Beery and owned by Florence Rice. Before love and friendship can triumph, Taylor will have to commit to the cause of African-Americans in search of freedom.
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1938
Listen, Darling
MovieOct 18, 1938

Listen, Darling

To stop Pinkie's mother Dottie from marrying a man they know …
To stop Pinkie's mother Dottie from marrying a man they know she does not love, Pinkie and her friend Buzz kidnap her in the family trailer to live a life on the open road without worries about how to make ends meet. They then get the idea to find a husband for her whom both she and Pinkie would like.
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The Shopworn Angel
MovieJul 15, 1938

The Shopworn Angel

During WWI Bill Pettigrew, a naive young Texan soldier is sent …
During WWI Bill Pettigrew, a naive young Texan soldier is sent to New York for basic training. He meets worldly wise actress Daisy Heath when her car nearly runs him over. Daisy agrees to pretend to be Bill's girl to impress his friends, but then a real romance begins.
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Three Comrades
MovieJun 2, 1938

Three Comrades

The close friendship of three German soldiers is …
The close friendship of three German soldiers is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman, who is dying of tuberculosis.
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The Girl of the Golden West
MovieMar 18, 1938

The Girl of the Golden West

A bandit disguises himself as …
A bandit disguises himself as an officer in an attempt to woo a saloon singer.
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Of Human Hearts
MovieFeb 5, 1938

Of Human Hearts

Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the …
Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son Jason yearns to be a doctor, helping people in the earthly realm.
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1937
Big City
MovieSep 3, 1937

Big City

To avoid a taxi war, city officials blame a gang bombing on …
To avoid a taxi war, city officials blame a gang bombing on driver Joe Benton's wife Anna and put her on a ship to deport her. The mayor is speaker at a boxers' banquet where Joe pleads for...
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Broadway Melody of 1938
MovieAug 18, 1937

Broadway Melody of 1938

Steve Raleight wants to …
Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. Sally purchases a horse, she used to train when her parents had a farm before the depression and with two ex-vaudevillians, Sonny Ledford and Peter Trott she trains it to win a race, providing the money Steve needs for his show.
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Captains Courageous
MovieMay 11, 1937

Captains Courageous

A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked …
A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked up by a fishing boat, where he's made to earn his keep by joining the crew in their work.
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A Family Affair
MovieMar 12, 1937

A Family Affair

Judge Hardy faces problems at work and at home. Powerful …
Judge Hardy faces problems at work and at home. Powerful men in town are upset with his decisions and want to see him impeached; his daughters, Joan and Marion, have romantic problems; and his son, Andy discovers Polly Benedict. As usual, Judge Hardy is concerned with everyone in the family and lends wisdom and calmness to all.
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The Good Earth
MovieJan 29, 1937

The Good Earth

Although married Chinese farmers Wang and O-Lan initially …
Although married Chinese farmers Wang and O-Lan initially experience success, their lives are complicated by declining fortunes and lean times, as well as the arrival of the beautiful young Lotus.
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1936
Libeled Lady
MovieOct 9, 1936

Libeled Lady

Warren Haggerty is the chief editor of the New York Evening …
Warren Haggerty is the chief editor of the New York Evening Star. He keeps on delaying his marriage with Gladys because of problems his newspapers must face. When a 5 million dollar lawsuit is filed by Connie Allenbury for falsely printing she is a marriage-breaker, he plans a marriage in words only between Gladys and the Don Juan Bill Chandler. The goal is to catch Connie alone with a married man.
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Small Town Girl
MovieApr 10, 1936

Small Town Girl

Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too …
Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night, she meets young, handsome, and rich Bob Dakin, who asks her for directions while drunk and then proceeds to take her out on a night on the town. Kay likes the stranger, and when the drunken Bob decides that they should get married, Kay hesitates little before consenting. The morning after the affair, Bob, once sober, regrets his mistake. His strict and upright parents, however, insist that the young couple pretend marriage for 6 months before divorcing, in order to avoid bad publicity. Bob resents Kay for standing in the way of him and his fiancée, Priscilla, but Kay still hopes that he'd have a change of heart.
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The Voice of Bugle Ann
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MovieFeb 15, 1936

The Voice of Bugle Ann

The countrymen in the hills …
The countrymen in the hills of Missouri take the hounds on night fox hunts. This goes on until Jacob Terry comes into the county and decides to raise sheep and install a woven wire fence. This upsets the neighbors since the dogs would not harm the sheep and they will be hurt running into the fence at night. Jacobs vows to shoot any dogs or people that he finds on his land. But Bengy Davis is in love with Camden Terry and that alone causes problems. But when the hound, Bugle Ann is missing one night, both sides are out with guns to settle the score.
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The Petrified Forest
MovieJan 31, 1936

The Petrified Forest

A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a …
A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.
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1935
Ah, Wilderness!
MovieDec 6, 1935

Ah, Wilderness!

Young idealist Richard Miller is selected as valedictorian for …
Young idealist Richard Miller is selected as valedictorian for his New England high school commencement class of 1906 and intends to inject modern anti-capitalistic ideas into his speech. His father, Nat Miller, accidentally learns of it and interrupts Richard's speech before he can make a fool of himself. The small town later celebrates the Fourth of July with customary fireworks, picnics and the like, with Richard spending time with his girl, Muriel McComber, who promises she will allow him to kiss her one day. When Richard sends poems of love to Muriel, quoting the likes of Omar Khayyám and Swinburne, her father prevents her from ever seeing him again and forces her to write a letter denouncing him. Heartbroken, Richard drowns his sorrow in a local bar, drinking and smoking with a vamp called Belle, and comes home drunk. Alcoholic uncle Sid, who is used to the effects of liquor, nurses Richard back to sobriety, but Richard still must face the uncertain punishment of his father as he worries about his future with Muriel.
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Rendezvous
MovieOct 23, 1935

Rendezvous

In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets …
In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets ...
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Alice Adams
MovieAug 15, 1935

Alice Adams

The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small …
The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America.
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Shanghai
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MovieJul 1, 1935

Shanghai

Shanghai is a 1935 film directed by James Flood, produced by …
Shanghai is a 1935 film directed by James Flood, produced by Walter Wanger, distributed by Paramount Pictures, and starring Loretta Young and Charles Boyer. The picture's supporting cast ...
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One Frightened Night
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MovieMay 1, 1935

One Frightened Night

An eccentric millionaire, unable to locate his only …
An eccentric millionaire, unable to locate his only granddaughter, decides to divide his estate among a group of people less close to him: his niece and nephew, his attorney, his doctor, and his housekeeper. But complications and murder arise when two different women turn up, claiming to be the granddaughter.
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Party Wire
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MovieApr 27, 1935

Party Wire

Story of a small-town girl victimized by her gossiping neighbors.
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1934
Anne of Green Gables
MovieNov 23, 1934

Anne of Green Gables

Anne Shirley, an orphan, is adopted by farmer Matthew …
Anne Shirley, an orphan, is adopted by farmer Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla, who were expecting a boy to help with their farm work. However, they accept Anne, who quickly endears herself to them and to the local villagers.
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Judge Priest
MovieSep 15, 1934

Judge Priest

Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, uses common …
Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, uses common sense and considerable humanity to dispense justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky.
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Two Alone
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MovieJan 26, 1934

Two Alone

Mazie, a poor orphan girl, is mistreated by cruel farmer …
Mazie, a poor orphan girl, is mistreated by cruel farmer Slag and his wife for whom she works. When reform school runaway Adam arrives, he is put to work by Slag and also mistreated. Mazie ...
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1933
Torch Singer
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MovieSep 8, 1933

Torch Singer

When she can't support her illegitimate child, an …
When she can't support her illegitimate child, an abandoned young woman puts her up for adoption and pursues a career as a torch singer.
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Midnight Mary
MovieJun 30, 1933

Midnight Mary

An abused orphan sinks into a life of crime.
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Heroes for Sale
MovieJun 17, 1933

Heroes for Sale

A veteran fights drug addiction to make his way in the business …
A veteran fights drug addiction to make his way in the business world.
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The Kiss Before the Mirror
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MovieMay 4, 1933

The Kiss Before the Mirror

When a lawyer defending his …
When a lawyer defending his best friend for murdering his unfaithful wife discovers how the accused discovered his wife was in love with another man, the lawyer begins to see the same patterns in his own wife's behavior, and suspects she too is being unfaithful. Promising his friend that a defense of momentary insanity will acquit him, he also promises to kill his own wife if the defense actually works.
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Hello, Everybody!
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MovieFeb 17, 1933

Hello, Everybody!

The setting is a farm. Kate Smith and Sally Blane play sisters; …
The setting is a farm. Kate Smith and Sally Blane play sisters; assorted relatives live with the sisters, but everyone at home, and in the whole town, depends on Kate to hold everything together. The power company wants to build a dam which will require flooding many of the farms; Kate is holding out; if Kate sells, everyone else will sell; if Kate refuses, the rest of the town will refuse as well. Randolph Scott meets Kate's beautiful sister, Sally Blane, at a dance. Randolph Scott, as it turns out, is an agent for the power company. Kate thinks he's just using Sally; Sally believes that he truly likes her. Randolph comes to the farm and appears to woo Kate. Kate remains unconvinced about selling out, but falls for Randolph.
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1932
No Man of Her Own
MovieDec 15, 1932

No Man of Her Own

A con man on the run from the police falls for a librarian.
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Hell's House
MovieJan 30, 1932

Hell's House

Jimmy idolizes bootlegger Matt, and when he refuses to …
Jimmy idolizes bootlegger Matt, and when he refuses to implicate his friend, he is sent to reform school. He befriends Shorty, a boy with a heart condition, and escapes to let the world know about the brutal conditions.
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1931
The Millionaire
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MovieMay 1, 1931

The Millionaire

Automaker James Alden is told to retire by his doctors and …
Automaker James Alden is told to retire by his doctors and does so in deference to his wife Laura and daughter 'Babs.' He is not only bored after six months, but is told by a life insurance salesman that retired men are bad risks. So James secretly responds to an ad in the newspaper about a garage being for sale, but he (using the alias Charlie Miller) buys only half of the garage, since the other half was already sold to Bill Merrick, who becomes his partner. The ex-owner, Peterson, was dishonest in not revealing he was opening a new gas station near the new highway a mile down the road where most of the traffic will be. Not willing to be slickered by anybody, Charlie and Bill buy and elegantly rebuild a decrepit building across the street from Peterson's new station and compete handily with the charlatan. James uses a pretense to get away every day, but wonders how long he can keep up his double life.
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1896
Anna Chance
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Anna Chance

Anna Chance was born on October 25, 1879 in Oxford, …
Anna Chance was born on October 25, 1879 in Oxford, Maryland, USA as Augusta Chance. She was an actress, known for Second Choice (1930), Chimmie Hicks and the Rum Omelet (1900) and Ladies' Choice (1929). She was married to Charley Grapewin. She died on September 11, 1943 in Hollywood, California, USA.
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1869
Charley Grapewin
BirthDecember 1869

Charley Grapewin

Charley Grapewin was born.
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