Charles Coburn was a venerable Hollywood character actor who boasted one of the longest active careers in show business.
Coburn spent 40 years on the stage before he accepted his first motion picture role in "Boss Tweed" (1933).
He won an Academy Award Oscar as the best supporting player of 1943 in "The More the Merrier" and played opposite Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell as a wealthy older suitor in 1953's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."
Coburn also played leading roles in "Yellow Jacket," "Idiot's Delight," "The Devil and Miss Jones" and "Kings Row."
On stage or before the cameras, he was rarely without his trademark monocle.
|1941||Best Supporting Actor||The Devil and Miss Jones||Nomination|
|1943||Best Supporting Actor||The More the Merrier||Win|
|1946||Best Supporting Actor||The Green Years||Nomination|