Charles Gunn (actor)

Charles E. Gunn (July 31, 1883 – December 6, 1918) was an American silent film actor with the Vitagraph Company of America.

Charles Gunn
Charles Gunn-Alma Rubens in The Firefly of Tough Luck.jpg
Gunn with Alma Rubens in the 1917
comedy The Firefly of Tough Luck
Born
Charles Edward Gunn

(1883-07-31)July 31, 1883
DiedDecember 6, 1918(1918-12-06) (aged 35)
Los Angeles, California, US
Occupationactor
Spouse(s)Nina

Gunn was born in Wisconsin but was educated in San Francisco after his family moved to California.[1]

After debuting in a bit part in a play in San Francisco,[1] Gunn acted on stage with the Harry Davis,[2] Morosco, and Alcazar stock theater troupes,[3] and was the leading man for theatrical companies in Cincinnati, Minneapolis, and Pittsburgh.[4] He also toured in productions of St. Elmo and The Conspiracy.[1]

On December 6, 1918, Gunn died in Los Angeles[5] in the Spanish flu pandemic.[3]

Selected filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Charles Gunn to Return to Stage With O. Morosco". Los Angeles Evening Express. California, Los Angeles. December 1, 1918. p. 21. Retrieved January 25, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Charles Gunn Praises Hoyt; 'Typical American Humor'". Pittsburgh Daily Post. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. July 13, 1913. p. 19. Retrieved January 25, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Wollstein, Hans J. "Charles Gunn". AllMovie. Archived from the original on July 8, 2018. Retrieved January 25, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Charles Gunn New Morosco Leading Man". Los Angeles Evening Express. California, Los Angeles. October 4, 1918. p. 17. Retrieved January 25, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Charles Gunn, well known actor, dies in Los Angeles". The Modesto Herald. California, Modesto. December 7, 1918. p. 2. Retrieved January 26, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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