Charles E. Arnt (August 20, 1906 – August 6, 1990) was an American film actor from 1933 to 1962. Arnt appeared as a character actor in more than 200 films.[1]

Charles Arnt
Arnt in My Favorite Brunette (1947)
Charles E. Arnt

(1906-08-20)August 20, 1906
DiedAugust 6, 1990(1990-08-06) (aged 83)
Alma materPrinceton University
Years active1933–1962
SpousePatricia Arnt

Arnt was born in Michigan City, Indiana, the son of a banker.[2] He graduated from Phillips Academy and Princeton University. While at Princeton, he helped to found the University Players[clarification needed] and was president of the Princeton Triangle Club theatrical troupe.[1] He became a banker after he graduated from college.[2]

In the early 1930s, Arnt acted with the University Repertory Theater in Maryland.[2] On Broadway, he appeared in Carry Nation (1932), Three Waltzes (1937), and Knickerbocker Holiday (1938).[3]

In 1962, Arnt retired from acting and began to import and breed Charolais cattle on a ranch in Washington state.[1] Arnt died in Orcas Island, Washington from pancreatic and liver cancer. He was survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, and four grandchildren.[1]

Selected filmography



  1. ^ a b c d "Charles Arnt Is Dead; Film Actor Was 83". The New York Times. September 19, 1990. Archived from the original on March 5, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Actor Began As Banker In Indiana". The Baltimore Sun. Maryland, Baltimore. November 15, 1931. p. 51. Retrieved March 5, 2018 – via  
  3. ^ "Charles Arnt". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on March 5, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2018.