American Character Actor

Charles Ruggles

  • Feb 08, 1886 - Dec 23, 1970 (age 84)
  • 5' 8" (1.73 m)
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1970
Charles Ruggles
PersonalDecember 1970

Charles Ruggles

Charles Ruggles passed away.
1966
Follow Me, Boys!
MovieAug 24, 1966

Follow Me, Boys!

Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of …
Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, he volunteers to become scoutmaster of the newly formed Troop 1. Becoming more and more involved with the scout troop, he finds his plans to become a lawyer being put on the back burner, until he realizes that his life has been fulfilled helping the youth of the small town.
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The Ugly Dachshund
MovieFeb 4, 1966

The Ugly Dachshund

Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize …
Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion. But at the vet's, her husband Mark is talked into letting Danke wet nurse a Great Dane pup that's been abandoned by his mother. And Mark wants to keep the Great Dane. But Brutus has this problem: he thinks he's a dachshund and he's too big to be a lapdog. But when Fran ridicules Brutus one too many times, Jim's got a plan to prove to everyone (and Fran) that a great Dane can be far more than just an ugly dachshund.
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1964
The Munsters
TV ShowSep 24, 1964

The Munsters

The Munsters is an American sitcom depicting the home …
The Munsters is an American sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters starring Fred Gwynne as Frankenstein's monster-type head-of-the-household Herman Munster; Yvonne De Carlo as his vampire wife, Lily Munster; Al Lewis as Grandpa, the over-the-hill vampire who relishes talking about the "good old days"; Beverley Owen (later replaced by Pat Priest) as their teenage niece Marilyn Munster, whose all-American beauty made her the family outcast; and Butch Patrick as their half-vampire, half-werewolf son Eddie Munster. The series was a satire of both traditional monster movies and the wholesome family fare of the era, and was produced by the creators of Leave It to Beaver. It ran concurrently with the similarly macabre themed The Addams Family (which aired on ABC) and achieved higher figures in the Nielsen ratings.
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Bewitched
TV ShowSep 17, 1964

Bewitched

Bewitched is an American television sitcom fantasy …
Bewitched is an American television sitcom fantasy series, originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from September 17, 1964, to March 25, 1972. It is about a witch who marries an ordinary mortal man, and vows to lead the life of a typical suburban housewife. The show enjoyed great popularity, finishing as the number two-rated show in America during its debut season, staying in the top ten for its first three seasons, and just missing this mark with an eleventh-place ranking for both seasons four and five. The show continues to be seen throughout the world in syndication and on recorded media.
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1963
Burke's Law
TV ShowSep 20, 1963

Burke's Law

Burke's Law is an American detective series that aired on …
Burke's Law is an American detective series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1966. The show starred Gene Barry as millionaire captain of Los Angeles Police homicide division Amos Burke, who is chauffeured around to solve crimes in his 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II.
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Papa's Delicate Condition
MovieMar 6, 1963

Papa's Delicate Condition

If Jack Griffith's wife doesn't …
If Jack Griffith's wife doesn't like the color of a neighbor's house, he'll arrange for it to be a house of a different color. If the owner of the ice cream parlor doesn't believe in selling triple banana splits for a penny, Jack will buy the establishment. And if Jack's little girl wants the pony in the circus parade, why not buy the entire circus! This last prank sends Amberlyn Griffith back to Texarkana c. 1900, where her father is running for his third term as mayor. Jack follows, bringing the entire circus.
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Son of Flubber
MovieJan 16, 1963

Son of Flubber

When Professor Brainard experiments further on …
When Professor Brainard experiments further on Flubber derivatives, he gets in trouble and only his students can help.
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1962
The Beverly Hillbillies
TV ShowSep 26, 1962

The Beverly Hillbillies

The Beverly Hillbillies is an …
The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom television series broadcast on CBS from 1962 to 1971. The show had an ensemble cast featuring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer Jr. as the Clampetts, a poor backwoods family from the Ozarks region who move to posh Beverly Hills, California after striking oil on their land. The show was produced by Filmways and was created by writer Paul Henning. It was followed by two other Henning-inspired "country cousin" series on CBS: Petticoat Junction and its spin-off Green Acres, which reversed the rags-to-riches, country-to-city model of The Beverly Hillbillies.
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1961
The Pleasure of His Company
MovieJun 1, 1961

The Pleasure of His Company

San Francisco debutante, …
San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is marrying Napa Valley cattle rancher, Roger Henderson, and hopes her peripatetic father, "Pogo" Poole, whom she hasn't seen for years, comes to the wedding. He arrives, disrupting the household of his ex-wife, Katharine, and her long-suffering husband, and befriending their cook, Toy. At first it seems that Pogo is set on breaking up the engagement, making up for years of neglect by wining and dining Jessica, showing up Roger as a hick, and enticing her to come to Europe with him. Then it seems his real goal is to win back Katharine's heart: why else would he have two tickets to Paris booked on a plane leaving right after the reception?
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The Parent Trap
MovieMay 13, 1961

The Parent Trap

Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced …
Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places so as to meet the parent they never knew, and then contrive to reunite them.
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1960
The Andy Griffith Show
TV ShowOct 3, 1960

The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show is an …
The Andy Griffith Show is an American situation comedy television series that aired on CBS from October 3, 1960, to April 1, 1968, with a total of 249 half-hour episodes spanning over eight seasons—159 in black and white and 90 in color. The series partially originated from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show.
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Here's Hollywood
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TV ShowSep 26, 1960

Here's Hollywood

Here's Hollywood is an American celebrity interview program …
Here's Hollywood is an American celebrity interview program which aired on weekday afternoons on NBC at 4:30 Eastern time from September 26, 1960, to December 28, 1962.
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1959
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show
TV ShowNov 19, 1959

The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show

Rocky and Bullwinkle and …
Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends, later called The Bullwinkle Show, is a cartoon following two pals through a series of adventures and mishaps. All of the adventures and mishaps last multiple episodes and connect to one another. Each episode has the main story of Rocky the flying squirrel and his human like moose companion Bullwinkle and their ongoing kooky situations. However, there are also mini stories set inside each episode, thus the
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Best Featured Actor in a Play
Nomination1959

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Nominated for "The Pleasure of His Company".
Tony Award
Best Featured Actor in a Play
Award1959

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Won award for "The Pleasure of His Company".
Tony Award
1957
The Real McCoys
TV ShowOct 3, 1957

The Real McCoys

The Real McCoys is an American situation comedy co …
The Real McCoys is an American situation comedy co-produced by Danny Thomas's Marterto Productions in association with Walter Brennan and Irving Pincus's Westgate Company. The series was broadcast for six seasons, five by the ABC-TV network from 1957–1962 and a final year, 1962–63 by CBS. Set in the San Fernando Valley of California, the series was filmed in Hollywood at Desilu studios.
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1954
Father Knows Best
TV ShowOct 3, 1954

Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best is an American sitcom starring Robert …
Father Knows Best is an American sitcom starring Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, and Lauren Chapin. The series, which first began on radio in 1949, aired for six seasons with a total of 203 episodes. The series debuted on CBS in October 1954. It ran for one season and was canceled the following year. The series was picked up by NBC, where it remained for three seasons. After a second cancellation in 1958, the series was picked up yet again, by CBS, where it aired until May 1960.
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1951
Nomination1951

Best Actor

Nominated for Primetime Emmy Award For Best Actor.
Primetime Emmy Award
1949
The Ruggles
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TV ShowNov 3, 1949

The Ruggles

The Ruggles is an early American family-oriented situation …
The Ruggles is an early American family-oriented situation comedy series broadcast live on ABC. A few episodes were recorded on kinescope. The series began November 3, 1949 — a month after the radio hit The Life of Riley had moved to television on NBC — and ended on June 19, 1952.The Ruggles was also one of the first shows to originate from Hollywood rather than New York City, where most radio programs had been produced.
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The Lovable Cheat
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MovieMay 11, 1949

The Lovable Cheat

A businessman and his partner are about to go bankrupt when …
A businessman and his partner are about to go bankrupt when the partner gets an idea to sail away and somehow find the money they need. Meanwhile, the one left behind has to figure out how to put off all the creditors, friends, family, investors, etc., until his partner comes back--IF his partner comes back.
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1947
It Happened on Fifth Avenue
MovieApr 5, 1947

It Happened on Fifth Avenue

A homeless New Yorker …
A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.
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Ramrod
MovieFeb 21, 1947

Ramrod

A cattle-vs.-sheepman feud loses Connie Dickason her fiance, …
A cattle-vs.-sheepman feud loses Connie Dickason her fiance, but gains her his ranch, which she determines to run alone in opposition to Frank Ivey, "boss" of the valley, whom her father Ben wanted her to marry. She hires recovering alcoholic Dave Nash as foreman and a crew of Ivey's enemies. Ivey fights back with violence and destruction, but Dave is determined to counter him legally... a feeling not shared by his associates. Connie's boast that, as a woman, she doesn't need guns proves justified, but plenty of gunplay results.
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My Brother Talks to Horses
MovieFeb 4, 1947

My Brother Talks to Horses

A classic film featuring a boy …
A classic film featuring a boy who is able to hear what the racehorses at the track are thinking. Using his knowledge of their moods, he figures out how well they will run, and tells his older brother who is going to win that day. This earns him a reputation and gains him much attention, after people start to believe him.
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1946
Gallant Journey
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MovieSep 4, 1946

Gallant Journey

Director William A. Wellman adds another to his long line of …
Director William A. Wellman adds another to his long line of salutes-to-aviation films in this bio of an aviation pioneer, John Montgomery (Glenn Ford.) In 1883 he built a practical glider despite the opposition of his friends, who thought he was crazy, and of his family, who were afraid that his dreams of flying would hurt his father's political ambitions. He pursues his education at Santa Clara University where the Jesuits lend a helping and understanding hand. An earthquake destroys what appears to be a working model for an airplane, but a gold-sorting machine Montgomery invented, and then neglected, promises to provide for his financial needs to keep working on his aircraft until he gets involved in costly lawsuits defending his invention.
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A Stolen Life
MovieMay 1, 1946

A Stolen Life

Kate Bosworth and her twin sister Patricia fall in love with …
Kate Bosworth and her twin sister Patricia fall in love with Nantucket lighthouse inspector Bill Emerson. Patricia and Bill are married. To forget, Kate returns to painting. Bill goes to Chile; Kate and Patricia go sailing; Patricia is washed overboard and drowned. Kate's boat capsizes and, when she recovers consciousness ashore, she (believed to be Patricia) is told that Bill is returning from Chile.
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1945
Incendiary Blonde
MovieJul 25, 1945

Incendiary Blonde

The life of boisterous entertainer Texas Guinan is recalled …
The life of boisterous entertainer Texas Guinan is recalled from her poor childhood with a down-on-his-luck father to her reign as the Queen of the Night Clubs. Along the way, she also finds romance and heartbreak.
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1942
Marion LaBarba
Marriage1942

Marion LaBarba

Married Marion LaBarba.
1940
The Invisible Woman
MovieDec 27, 1940

The Invisible Woman

An attractive model with an ulterior motive volunteers as guinea …
An attractive model with an ulterior motive volunteers as guinea pig for an invisibility machine.
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No Time for Comedy
MovieSep 14, 1940

No Time for Comedy

Playwright Gaylord Esterbrook scores a hit with his first …
Playwright Gaylord Esterbrook scores a hit with his first Broadway play, both with the critics and with leading lady Linda Paige. He and Linda are happily married until a patroness of the ...
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Maryland
MovieJul 12, 1940

Maryland

A woman tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids …
A woman tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter of his father's trainer, he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.
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1939
Balalaika
MovieDec 15, 1939

Balalaika

A Russian prince disguised as a worker and a cafe singer …
A Russian prince disguised as a worker and a cafe singer secretly involved in revolutionary activities fall in love.
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Night Work
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MovieAug 4, 1939

Night Work

Night Work is a 1939 American film starring Mary Boland, …
Night Work is a 1939 American film starring Mary Boland, Charles Ruggles, Billy Lee, and Donald O'Connor. The film was a bit of a sequel to the earlier film of the year Boy Trouble, considering it had the same characters and actors. But Boy Trouble was a very serious drama, while Night Work was a comedy.
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1938
Service de Luxe
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MovieOct 12, 1938

Service de Luxe

The manager of a service agency for the wealthy clashes with - …
The manager of a service agency for the wealthy clashes with - and falls for - an inventor who is seeking funding for a new kind of tractor.
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Breaking the Ice
MovieAug 26, 1938

Breaking the Ice

Tommy Martin lives with mother Martha in a conservative …
Tommy Martin lives with mother Martha in a conservative religious community but dreams of a singing career. He leaves to join a traveling show where he befriends skating sensation Irene and performs lively tunes to make a living.
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Bringing Up Baby
MovieFeb 16, 1938

Bringing Up Baby

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a …
While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.
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1936
Hearts Divided
MovieJun 12, 1936

Hearts Divided

Napoleon needs money to fight his wars in Europe so he wants …
Napoleon needs money to fight his wars in Europe so he wants 20 million dollars for the Louisiana Territory in the United States. To help the negotiations, he sends his brother, Jerome, to the U.S. on a goodwill tour. At a Maryland Horse Track, Jerome shows up without notice and soon wins an afternoon tour with Betsy. He falls for her, but she will have little to do with him. She is currently being courted by Henry, John and Harry. The next day, Jerome gets a job teaching Betsy French and they soon fall in love. The family dissuades this as they believe that he is but a tutor. When they meet again at a reception in Washington, Betsy consents to marriage, but Napoleon wants Jerome to marry into European Royalty and demands that Jerome do what is in the best interests of France.
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Anything Goes
MovieJan 24, 1936

Anything Goes

A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he …
A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English heiress who ran away from home and is now being returned to England. He also discovers that his boss is on the ship. To avoid discovery, he disguises himself as the gangster accomplice of a minister, who is actually a gangster on the run from the law.
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1935
The Big Broadcast of 1936
MovieSep 20, 1935

The Big Broadcast of 1936

Spud Miller hopes to save …
Spud Miller hopes to save his struggling radio station by winning a broadcast competition, with the help of the Radio Eye, an invention that can display live events from anywhere in the world.
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No More Ladies
MovieJun 14, 1935

No More Ladies

A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making …
A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making him jealous.
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Ruggles of Red Gap
MovieFeb 19, 1935

Ruggles of Red Gap

An English valet brought to the American west assimilates …
An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life.
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1934
Murder in the Private Car
MovieJun 29, 1934

Murder in the Private Car

Ruth Raymond works on the …
Ruth Raymond works on the switchboard and her boyfriend is John Blake. It has taken 14 years, but a detective named Murray has found her and confirmed that she is Ruth Carson. As a child, ...
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1933
Alice in Wonderland
MovieDec 18, 1933

Alice in Wonderland

On a boring winter afternoon, Alice dreams, that she's visiting …
On a boring winter afternoon, Alice dreams, that she's visiting the land behind the mirror. This turns out to be a surrealistic nightmare, with all sorts of strange things happening to her, like changing her size or playing croquet with flamingos.
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Girl Without a Room
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MovieDec 8, 1933

Girl Without a Room

Tom Duncan, a young Tennessee painter, is thrilled to receive …
Tom Duncan, a young Tennessee painter, is thrilled to receive an art scholarship to Paris. When he arrives, he finds himself surrounded by a group of eclectic characters, as well as his beautiful new roommate, Kay. What relationship could form between them, however, is soon threatened when fellow artists begin to advise Tom to drink, and he falls in with a notorious golddigger.
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Melody Cruise
MovieJun 16, 1933

Melody Cruise

A popular playboy goes on a cruise from New York in winter to …
A popular playboy goes on a cruise from New York in winter to California. He brings a friend to keep him from getting too serious with any of the many eligible women on the cruise. The plot...
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Murders in the Zoo
MovieMar 1, 1933

Murders in the Zoo

Eric Gorman returns with his wife Evelyn from a trip to the …
Eric Gorman returns with his wife Evelyn from a trip to the Orient collecting zoo animals, having killed a member of his expedition who happened one day to kiss Mrs. Gorman. On board ship Evelyn meets Roger Hewitt, who falls in love with her. After delivering his animals to the zoo, Gorman plots a way to dispose of Hewitt using one of his latest specimens, then continues using the zoo's non-human residents to do his beastly work.
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1932
If I Had a Million
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MovieNov 18, 1932

If I Had a Million

A dying tycoon gives million-dollar windfalls to eight people …
A dying tycoon gives million-dollar windfalls to eight people picked from the city directory.
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Trouble in Paradise
MovieOct 28, 1932

Trouble in Paradise

High class European thief Gaston Monescu meets his soul …
High class European thief Gaston Monescu meets his soul mate Lily, a pickpocket masquerading as a countess. The two join forces and come under the employ of Mme. Colet, the beautiful owner of the Colet perfume company. Gaston works as Mme. Colet's personal secretary under the alias Monsieur La Valle. Rumors start to fly as 'M. La Valle' steals Mme. Colet away from her other suitors. When the secret of his true identity catches up to him, Gaston is caught between the two beautiful women.
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Love Me Tonight
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MovieAug 13, 1932

Love Me Tonight

A Parisian tailor finds himself posing as a baron in order to …
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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This Is the Night
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MovieApr 8, 1932

This Is the Night

An affair is almost exposed when Claire's husband …
An affair is almost exposed when Claire's husband unexpectedly returns early from Summer Olympics.
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One Hour with You
MovieMar 22, 1932

One Hour with You

An unhappily married couple try to come between a happy one.
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1931
The Smiling Lieutenant
MovieMay 22, 1931

The Smiling Lieutenant

Lieutenant Niki of the …
Lieutenant Niki of the Austrian royal guard has a new girlfriend, Franzi. He's crazy about her and is smiling at her while on duty in the street. King Adolf and his daughter Princess Anna from the neighboring kingdom of Flausenthurm drive by, and Anna intercepts a wink meant for Franzi. She falls for Niki, marries him (he has no choice in the matter), and whisks him off to Flausenthurm. Franzi follows and enjoys a brief affair with Niki before Anna finds out. Franzi, much more experienced in the ways of the world, gives Anna lessons on how to win the affections of her husband.
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1914
Adele Rowland
MarriageMarch 1914

Adele Rowland

Adele Rowland (July 10, 1883 – August 8, 1971) was an …
Adele Rowland (July 10, 1883 – August 8, 1971) was an American actress and singer.
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1886
Charles Ruggles
BirthFebruary 1886

Charles Ruggles

Charles Ruggles was born.
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