Charles RussellShow Count: 37
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: March 31, 1918
, New York City, New York, USA
Died: January 18, 1985, Beverly Hills, California, USA
A movie and radio actor who appeared in 17 movies between 1943 and 1950.
Charles Russell made his debut in an uncredited part as a ball player in Ladies' Day (1943). His last film was Chinatown at Midnight (1949). He originated the role of insurance investigator Johnny Dollar in the CBS Radio series Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar in 1949, playing the role until being replaced by Edmond O'Brien in 1950.
Russell married fellow 20th Century-Fox contract player Nancy Guild in 1947, and they had one child, a daughter, Elizabeth, in 1949. They divorced in 1950.
|Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar|
Show Count: 715
Broadcast History: Feb 11, 1949 to Sept 30, 1962
Cast: Mandel Kramer, Bob Bailey, Bob Readick, Charles Russell, Edmond O'Brien, Gerald Mohr, John Lund, Lawson Zerbe, Santos Ortega, Jackson Beck, Jack Grimes, Robert Dryden, Joe Julian, Peter Fernandez, Bob Maxwell
Director: Jack Johnstone, Jaime del Valle
Producer: Jack Johnstone, Gil Doud, Jaime del Valle, Bob Ryf, Les Crutchfield, Jack Newman, Paul Dudley, Sidney Marshall