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  • RIP Charles Lane

    Veteran character actor Charles Lane has died at the age of 102 (yes one hundred and two).

    For those who are saying 'who the heck is Charles Lane', I have included a link to his IMDB profile but here are a few highlights

    He was the assistant to the evil banker in Its a Wonderful Life

    He was the bad guy in Petticoat Junction

    He was the desk clerk, the expectant father, the passport clerk and a casting director in I Love Lucy.

    He was the bad guy in several Beverly Hillbillies episodes

    He was the grumpy guy in several Bewitched episodes

    His first role was in 1931, his last film role was in 1995 but he actually did narration for the Night Before Christmas in 2006 when he was over 100 years old.

    Basically 75 years of acting.

    Oh, and he also survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, he was a baby then....

    Basically if you watched a comedy between 1950 and 1980 and there was a role for the crotchety old curmudgeon, he was the guy.
    ďAny sequel three or higher..... around number five they get a new cast, thatís when the magic really happens": Modern Family

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    Once I saw his picture, I totally knew who this was. Wow... 102! He definitely lived a full life!

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      Wow, what an incredible career he had! I honestly never knew his name nor did I know he was still alive till recently, but boy do I recognize that face he was everywhere.

      RIP Charles.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwwdFhJWDK0

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        Yeah, he's one of those guys that when you mention his name people say "who ??" but when they see his picture they remember the 50 things they saw him in.
        ďAny sequel three or higher..... around number five they get a new cast, thatís when the magic really happens": Modern Family

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          Wow he did some Disney Work too.

          Check it out from IMDB


          1. "Disneyland" .... Mr. Pfeiffer (2 episodes, 1969)
            ... aka Disney's Wonderful World (USA: new title)
            ... aka The Disney Sunday Movie (USA: new title)
            ... aka The Magical World of Disney (USA: new title)
            ... aka The Wonderful World of Disney (USA: new title)
            ... aka Walt Disney (USA: new title)
            ... aka Walt Disney Presents (USA: new title)
            ... aka Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (USA: new title)
            - My Dog, the Thief: Part 2 (1969) TV Episode .... Mr. Pfeiffer
            - My Dog, the Thief: Part 1 (1969) TV Episode .... Mr. Pfeiffer

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            Re: RIP Charles Lane

            Wow, 102! What a grand and productive life he had!!




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            • #7
              Re: RIP Charles Lane

              He had an amazing career. He didn't just sit on a rocking chair in his very old age.

              Didn't he do a taped segment last year for the Emmy's or Oscars or something? I remember seeing it and thinking, "wow, he's still alive!"
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                You may be thinking of the TV Land Awards. They did a special tribute to him for his 100th birthday.

                When they gave him the mike, God Bless Him, he said "If anyone is interested I'm still available for work"
                ďAny sequel three or higher..... around number five they get a new cast, thatís when the magic really happens": Modern Family

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                  Re: RIP Charles Lane

                  Charles Lane -

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