Charles Lane
Charles Lane
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.
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Carolinas Begin To Feel Hurricane Irene's Wrath - North Country Public Radio
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With reporting from Phil Latzman of member station WLRN in Miami and WSHU's Charles Lane in Long Island, NY Material from The Associated Press was used in this story. Develop a family plan. Write down an emergency plan based on your hurricane
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Ex-girlfriend arraigned in killing of Mount Ivy man found dead in burned apartment - The Journal News | LoHud.com
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18 in the living room of his burning apartment at 8 Charles Lane. Authorities said today that Hemmings hit Ognenoff's with a figurine, stabbed him with a steak knife then lit two candles, put them on the bedroom floor and closed the door
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Cops: Mount Ivy fire victim was fatally stabbed; incident ruled homicide - The Journal News | LoHud.com
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Hillcrest firefighters found Ognenoff's body in the living room of his burning apartment at 8 Charles Lane as they responded to a call concerning heavy smoke about 10:30 am Thursday. The fire heavily damaged the bedroom and caused lesser damage to the
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Basketbrawl in China - Washington Post (blog)
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We may never know what triggered the ugly brawl between the Georgetown Hoyas and a Chinese army pro squad in Beijing on Thursday. But it certainly put an ironic spin on an exhibition series that the US State Department conceived of as
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Choosing the Appropriate Inflammatory Metaphor - The American Prospect (blog)
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At the moment, the most popular item on The Washington Post website is this blog post from Charles Lane, taking Democrats to task for referring to Tea Partiers as "terrorists
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Tea Party terror? - Washington Post (blog)
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If liberals believe anything, it is that the right is either solely, or mostly, responsible for the degradation of political discourse in America. And they are surely correct to condemn such ugly rhetorical excesses as the
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Suspect Caught Burglarizing Elderly Man's Home - WISC Madison
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Madison police said an alert couple saw someone breaking a window of a house, located at 600 Charles Lane, just before 7 am Officers said the neighbors witnessed the suspect taking a flat screen TV from the home, while the homeowner, an 87-year-old man
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Why would the U.S. want to copy Germany? - Bend Bulletin
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A certain repetitious strain of punditry has it that other countries keep discovering the secret to prosperity. “Japan, Inc.” used to inspire awe among US journalists and academics. But it went bust in 1989 and the
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Milwaukie boy charged with Lincoln City murder - Tualatin Times
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According to a sworn affidavit by Portland Police Officer Charles Lane, the witness saw Marsala assault and kill a man at a house in Lincoln City. Police determined the house was 2144 NE Reef, where they found Dow with injuries consistent with those
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Two cheers for Germany - Washington Post (blog)
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Charles Lane has taken me to task for my repeated championing of the German economic model – a topic, he notes, to which I return as frequently as he does to electric cars. What's the point of this German obsession, he wonders
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The US does not need to copy Germany - Washington Post (blog)
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If they ever invent a perpetual economic growth machine, it won't be made in the USA. Or so I am led to believe by a certain repetitious strain of punditry, according to which other countries keep discovering the secret to prosperity,
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Obama's Afghanistan exit - Washington Post (blog)
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In September 1864, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman ordered the civilians of Confederate Atlanta to evacuate so that his army could burn the city. Atlanta's mayor pleaded for mercy; Sherman refused. “We must have peace,
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Special Guests: Charles Krauthammer, Steve Hayes, Charles Lane - Fox News
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CHARLES LANE, WASHINGTON POST: Yes, I read the report. It's an interesting report. It's a good report. I'm with Charles though; it's not a shocking report. This is a difference in degree not in kind with what has gone on before. And I would just add,
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Where the sun don't shine - Washington Post (blog)
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld Gov. Scott Walker's law curbing collective bargaining for public employees in that state, overruling a county judge in Madison, MaryAnn Sumi, who had struck it down because the public was not
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The Leaf: electric, except when it's diesel? - Washington Post (blog)
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Pardon my recurrent electric-car obsession, but I simply couldn't resist snarkily linking to this item from Automotive News, about the new Nissan Leaf. If your Leaf EV goes limp near Nissan headquarters in Japan, help is on the way
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 102
    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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  • 2005
    Age 100
    In 2005, the TV Land Awards paid tribute to Lane by celebrating his 100th birthday.
    More Details Hide Details Seated in a wheelchair in the audience, which had sung Happy Birthday to him, Lane was presented with his award by Haley Joel Osment and then announced "If you're interested, I'm still available work!" The audience gave him a standing ovation.
  • 1995
    Age 90
    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.
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  • 1973
    Age 68
    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.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1963
    Age 58
    In 1963, Lane appeared in the mega-comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, playing the airport manager. (On the DVD commentary track, historian Michael Schlesinger wryly noted, "You do not have a comedy unless Charles Lane is in it.") His final acting role was at the age of 101 in 2006's The Night Before Christmas.
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    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1954
    Age 49
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In that same season, Lane played the boss of the title character in June Havoc's NBC sitcom Willy. He portrayed Emil Quincy in two episodes of the syndicated romantic comedy series How to Marry a Millionaire (1957–1959) with Barbara Eden and Merry Anders. However, he is most widely remembered for his portrayal of J. Homer Bedloe on the television situation comedy Petticoat Junction. Bedloe was a mean-spirited railroad executive who periodically visited the Shady Rest Hotel while seeking justification to end train service of the Hooterville Cannonball, but he never succeeded in that objective. He guest starred on such series as ABC's Guestward, Ho!, starring Joanne Dru, and The Bing Crosby Show, as well as the syndicated drama of the American Civil War, The Gray Ghost. He was a good friend of Lucille Ball, and his specialty in playing scowling, beady-eyed, short tempered, no-nonsense professionals provided the perfect comic foil for Ball's scatterbrained television character. He played several guest roles on I Love Lucy, including an appearance in the episode "Lucy Goes To the Hospital", where he is seated in the waiting room with Ricky while Lucy gives birth to their son. He also played the title role in the episode "The Business Manager", the casting director in "Lucy Tells The Truth," and the passport clerk in "Staten Island Ferry." Lane appeared twice in The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour. He later had recurring roles as shopkeeper Mr. Finch on Dennis the Menace and during the first season (1962–1963) of Ball's The Lucy Show, playing banker Mr. Barnsdahl.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1931
    Age 26
    In 1931, Lane married Ruth Covell and they remained together for 70 years until her death in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details They had a son named Tom and a daughter named Alice.
  • 1929
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He became a favorite of director Frank Capra, who used him in several films. In It's a Wonderful Life, Lane played a seemingly hard-nosed rent collector for the miserly Henry Potter (Lionel Barrymore), who tried to explain to his employer that many of his tenants were moving out, taking advantage of affordable mortgage loans provided by the film's protagonist, George Bailey (James Stewart). Lane also appeared in the film Mighty Joe Young (1949) as one of the reporters cajoling Max O'Hara (Robert Armstrong) for information about the identity of "Mr. Joseph Young", the persona given featured billing on the front of the building, on opening night.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1905
    Age 0
    Born on January 26, 1905.
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