Charles Lane

Character Actor
Born Jan 26, 1905

see also film actor Charles Willis Lane, active 1914-1929 Charles Lane Born Charles Gerstle LevisonTemplate:Safesubst:January 26, 1905(1905-01-26)Template:Safesubst:San Francisco, California United StatesDisappeared Template:Safesubst: Template:Safesubst:Died July 9, 2007(2007-07-09) (aged 102)Template:Safesubst:Santa Monica, California United StatesTemplate:Safesubst:Resting place Home of Peace Cemetery, East Los AngelesTemplate:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Occupation ActorYears active 1931–2007Spouse Ruth Covell Lane (1931–2002) (her death) 2 children Charles Gerstle Levison (January 26, 1905 – July 9, 2007), better known as Charles Lane, was an American character actor seen in many movies and TV shows, and at the time of his death may have been the oldest living professional American actor. … Read More

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1905 Birth Born on January 26, 1905.


1929 24 Years Old Lane spent a short time as an insurance salesman before taking to the stage at the Pasadena Playhouse. Actor/director Irving Pichel first suggested that Lane go into acting in 1929, and four years later Lane was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild. … Read More
1931 26 Years Old …  In 1931, Lane married Ruth Covell and they remained together for 70 years until her death in 2002. … Read More


1954 49 Years Old Among his many roles as a character actor, Lane landed the recurring role as newspaper editor Mr. Fosdick in the Peter Lawford sitcom Dear Phoebe, which aired on NBC in the 1954-1955 season. … Read More


1963 58 Years Old 1 More Event
…  However, Lane was in reality a placeholder for Ball's original choice, Gale Gordon, who joined the program in 1963 as Mr. Mooney after he was free from other contractual obligations.


1973 68 Years Old …  Lane was not the only person in his family to have a long life; in 1973 his mother Alice died in her San Francisco home at the age of 100.
1995 90 Years Old His last television appearance was at the age of 90, when he appeared in the 1995 Disney TV remake of its 1970 teen comedy The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, with Kirk Cameron.
2005 100 Years Old In 2005, the TV Land Awards paid tribute to Lane by celebrating his 100th birthday. … Read More
2007 102 Years Old 1 More Event
Despite his stern, hard-hearted demeanor in films and television, friends and acquaintances seem to unanimously describe Lane as a warm, funny and kind person. On January 26, 2007, Lane celebrated his 102nd birthday.
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