Charles Barton (director)

Charles Barton (May 25, 1902  December 5, 1981) was a film and vaudeville actor and film director. He won an Oscar for best assistant director in 1933[1]. His first film as a director was the Zane Grey feature Wagon Wheels, starring Randolph Scott, in 1934.

Charles Barton
Born
Charles Thomas Barton

(1902-05-25)May 25, 1902
San Francisco, California, United States
DiedDecember 5, 1981(1981-12-05) (aged 79)
Burbank, California, United States
Occupation
  • film actor
  • vaudevillian
  • film director
Years active1920–1971
Spouse(s)
Julie Gibson
(m. 1973)

Career

Barton worked in various Hollywood B-movie units. From 1946 on, he was a principal director of the Abbott and Costello comedies, such as The Time of Their Lives, Buck Privates Come Home, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, and Africa Screams. He later directed Walt Disney films such as The Shaggy Dog and Toby Tyler. His extensive career directing on television included every episode of Amos 'n' Andy in the 1950s, a total of 90 episodes of Dennis the Menace in the 1960s, and 106 episodes of Family Affair from 1967 to 1971.

Personal

Barton was married to actress/singer Julie Gibson from 1973 until his death from a heart attack in 1981.

Selected filmography

Director

Actor

References

  1. "The 6th Academy Awards (1934) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved May 21, 2019.


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