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Spencer Charters (March 25, 1875 – January 25, 1943) was an American film actor. He appeared in more than 220 films between 1920 and 1943, mostly in small supporting roles.

Spencer Charters
Born(1875-03-25)March 25, 1875
DiedJanuary 25, 1943(1943-01-25) (aged 67)
Years active1910–1943
Irene M. Charters
(m. 1913; died 1941)



Spencer Charters soon appeared on stage after leaving school with a walk on part, but it wasn't long before he was being given fair-sized roles. He played on Broadway between 1910 and 1929 and was a busy character actor in films during the 1930s and early 1940s. He often portrayed somewhat befuddeled judges, doctors, clerks, managers, and jailers.

He died by suicide from a mix of sleeping pills and carbon monoxide poisoning.[1]

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  1. ^ Ellenberger, Allen R. (May 1, 2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. p. 41. ISBN 978-0-7864-0983-9. Archived from the original on April 19, 2017.

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