Charles Kemper

Charles Kemper (September 6, 1900 – May 12, 1950) was an American character actor born in Oklahoma. The heavy-set actor was for decades a successful stage actor. He made only sporadic screen appearances until 1945, when he settled in Hollywood. Kemper had memorable supporting roles in films including The Southerner (1945), Scarlet Street (1945), Gallant Journey (1946), The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947), and the film noir On Dangerous Ground (as Pop Daly, his last film role).

Charles Kemper
Charles Kemper in On Dangerous Ground, 1952
Born(1900-09-06)September 6, 1900
Oklahoma, U.S.
DiedMay 12, 1950(1950-05-12) (aged 49)
Cause of deathroad accident
Resting placeHoly Cross Cemetery, Culver City
Plot: Section C, Lot 206, Grave 1
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1929-1951

Kemper died at the age of 49 when he was involved in a car accident in Burbank, California.


Year Title Role Notes
1945The SouthernerTim
1945An Angel Comes to BrooklynPhineas Aloysius Higby
1945Scarlet StreetHomer Higgins
1946Gallant JourneyFather 'Dickie' Ball
1946Sister KennyMr. McIntyre
1947The Shocking Miss PilgrimHerbert Jothan
1947King of the Wild HorsesRudy
1947GunfightersSheriff Kiscaden
1947That Hagen GirlJim Hagen
1948Fury at Furnace CreekPeaceful Jones
1948Fighting Father DunneEmmett Mulvey
1948Belle Starr's DaughterDeputy Gaffer
1948Yellow SkyWalrus
1949Adventure in BaltimoreMr. Steuben
1949The Doolins of OklahomaThomas 'Arkansas' Jones
1949Intruder in the DustCrawford Gowrie
1950The NevadanSheriff Dyke Merrick
1950Stars in My CrownProf. Sam Houston Jones
1950A Ticket to TomahawkChuckity
1950Wagon MasterUncle Shiloh Clegg
1950Where Danger LivesPolice Chief
1950Mr. MusicMr. Danforth
1950California PassageSheriff Willy Clair
1951On Dangerous GroundPop Daly(final film role)
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