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Charles P. Thompson
|Born||January 2, 1891|
|Died||October 26, 1979 88) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||Charles Thompson|
Charles P. Thompson (January 2, 1891 – October 26, 1979) was an American stage, film, and television actor.
Born in Pennsylvania, Thompson began his career on Broadway in the 1920s. At age 57, he made his feature film debut as a ticket taker in The Naked City (1948).
Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east.
Broadway theatre, commonly known as Broadway, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres, each with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world.
The Naked City is a 1948 film noir directed by Jules Dassin. Based on a story by Malvin Wald, the film depicts the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model, incorporating heavy elements of police procedure. A veteran cop is placed in charge of the case and he sets about, with the help of other beat cops and detectives, to find the girl's killer. The movie, shot partially in documentary style, was filmed on location on the streets of New York City and features landmarks such as the Williamsburg Bridge, the Whitehall Building, and an apartment building on West 83rd Street in Manhattan as the scene of the murder.
During his television career, Thompson played an old man on Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. in the episode "Love Letter to the Sarge" (1965). He also appeared in two episodes of Gunsmoke , seven episodes of The Andy Griffith Show , and four episodes of Bonanza , one of which (1972) was his last appearance on screen. He played Asa Bascom on the Andy Griffith Show.
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Thompson died in 1979 at the age of 88 in Los Angeles, California.
The Internet Broadway Database (IBDB) is an online database of Broadway theatre productions and their personnel. It was conceived and created by Karen Hauser in 1996 and is operated by the Research Department of The Broadway League, a trade association for the North American commercial theatre community. The website also has a corresponding app for both the IOS and Android.
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