Charles Wickman

Charles Wickman



Charles Wickman (1903-1984) was an American actor and comedian, best known for his work on stage, television and film.

Born in New York City, Charles Wickman was the son of a music professor and grew up in a musical family. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, and it was there that he discovered his passion for acting. After graduating, he joined a touring theater troupe and quickly became a popular fixture on the showbiz circuit.

Wickman's early stage career included roles in productions like 'The Music Man’, 'Oklahoma!’ and 'The Glass Menagerie’. He also appeared in many films, such as 'The More the Merrier’ (1943), 'The Big Sleep’ (1946), 'The Gunfighter’ (1950) and 'The Ten Commandments’ (1956).

His television career began in the 1950s, when he appeared in several Westerns and comedies. He was a regular on The Red Skelton Show, and was the first host of the popular game show 'Password’. He also guest-starred on shows like 'Dragnet’, 'Bonanza’ and 'The Lucy Show’.

Wickman also wrote several screenplays, including 'The Stratton Story’ (1949) and 'The Red Skelton Show’ (1951).

Throughout his career, Wickman was known for his wit and charm. He was also a gifted storyteller, and his anecdotes were often featured in his films and TV shows.

Charles Wickman died in 1984 at the age of 81. His legacy lives on through his many films and television roles, as well as his unique brand of comedy. He will always be remembered as one of the greats of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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