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Born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, USA
Died in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA  (suicide)

Mini Bio (1)

Spencer Charters was a burly, moon faced man who got his start in the theater where he basically stayed until 1930. Thereafter, he quickly launched a career as a character actor in movies. His specialty was a lower-to-middle-class worker, and he portrayed many types, including judges, doctors, clerks, managers, jailers, etc. Charters was a busy man, with over 200 parts from 1930 to 1943. By the late 1930s, Charters was feeling the effects of advancing age, and was unable to play more than short bit parts. He ended his life in 1943 via sleeping pills and carbon monoxide poisoning.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Barrister

Spouse (1)

Irene M. Myers (1913 - 2 January 1942) ( her death) ( 1 child)

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Found dead by his 9-year-old daughter, Irene Charters.
Appeared in seven Best Picture nominees: The Front Page (1931), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Libeled Lady (1936), In Old Chicago (1938), Our Town (1940), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) and The Pride of the Yankees (1942), and had his scenes deleted from another: Kitty Foyle (1940).

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