Charles P. Thompson

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Charles P. Thompson
BornJanuary 2, 1891
DiedOctober 26, 1979(1979-10-26) (aged 88)
Other namesCharles Thompson
OccupationActor
Years active19251972

Charles P. Thompson (January 2, 1891 October 26, 1979) was an American stage, film, and television actor.

Career

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 State of the United States of America

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Broadway theatre class of professional theater presented in New York City, New York, USA

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<i>The Naked City</i> 1948 film by Jules Dassin

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.

<i>Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.</i> American television sitcom

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964, to May 2, 1969. The series was a spin-off of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot episode was aired as the season finale of the fourth season of its parent series on May 18, 1964. The show ran for a total of 150 half-hour episodes spanning over five seasons, first in black-and-white for the first season, and then in color for the remaining four seasons. In 2006, CBS Home Entertainment began releasing the series on DVD. The final season was released in November 2008.

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.

<i>The Andy Griffith Show</i> American sitcom (1960–1968)

The Andy Griffith Show is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from October 3, 1960, to April 1, 1968, with a total of 249 half-hour episodes spanning over eight seasons—159 in black and white and 90 in color. The series partially originated from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show.

Death

Thompson died in 1979 at the age of 88 in Los Angeles, California.

Internet Broadway Database online database of Broadway theatre productions and their personnel

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