Charles Willis Lane

For the prolific film actor (1905–2007), see Charles Lane (actor).

Charles Willis Lane (January 25, 1869–October 17, 1945) was an American stage and film actor, active from 1914 to 1929. Like many film performers born before 1900 Lane had extensive prior Broadway stage or regional theatrical experience stretching back to his youth in the 1890s.

Charles W. Lane
Charles Lane in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.jpg
Lane as Dr. Lanyon in the 1920 film
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Born(1869-01-25)January 25, 1869
Madison, Illinois
DiedOctober 17, 1945(1945-10-17) (aged 76)
Van Nuys, California

Lane was born in Madison, Illinois, and can be seen in silent films usually as a silver-haired other man or confidant. Two of his best-known roles are Dr. Lanyon in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) and Dr. Angus McPhail in Sadie Thompson (1928).

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