Charles Arnt

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Charles Arnt
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Arnt in My Favorite Brunette (1947)
Charles E. Arnt

(1906-08-20)August 20, 1906
DiedAugust 6, 1990(1990-08-06) (aged 83)
Alma mater Princeton University
Years active1933–1962
Spouse(s)Patricia Arnt
(m. 19??) [1]

Charles E. Arnt (August 20, 1906 August 6, 1990) was an American film actor from 1933 to 1962. Arnt appeared as a character actor in more than 200 films. [2]


Arnt was born in Michigan City, Indiana, the son of a banker. [3] He graduated from Phillips Academy and Princeton University. While at Princeton, he helped to found the University Players[ clarification needed ] and was president of the Princeton Triangle Club theatrical troupe. [2] He became a banker after he graduated from college. [3]

In the early 1930s, Arnt acted with the University Repertory Theater in Maryland. [3] On Broadway, he appeared in Carry Nation (1932), Three Waltzes (1937), and Knickerbocker Holiday (1938). [4]

In 1962, Arnt retired from acting and began to import and breed Charolais cattle on a ranch in Washington state. [2] Arnt died in Orcas Island, Washington from pancreatic and liver cancer. He was survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, and four grandchildren. [2]

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  1. "Charles Arnt is Dead; Film Actor Was 83". The New York Times. September 19, 1990.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Charles Arnt Is Dead; Film Actor Was 83". The New York Times. September 19, 1990. Archived from the original on March 5, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  3. 1 2 3 "Actor Began As Banker In Indiana". The Baltimore Sun. Maryland, Baltimore. November 15, 1931. p. 51. Retrieved March 5, 2018 via Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
  4. "Charles Arnt". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on March 5, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2018.