Charles Althoff

born: 15 November 1889
Chicago, Illinois,
United States of America
died: 14 October 1962
St. Barnabas Hospital, New York,
United States of America
(age 72)

Elderly American actor who was a friend of Stan Laurel from their vaudeville days in showbusiness. According to Randy Skretvedt's book, Laurel got him the small part in the 1927 film "Why Girls Love Sailors" because Charles happened to have some free time available during shooting.
Real name: Charles Rudolph Althoff
Height: 5'10"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Why Girls Love Sailors
Old fisherman fiddler

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Laurel And Hardy: The Magic Behind The Movies by Randy Skretvedt (book) (Daily Province [Vancouver, BC, CAN], 03 Dec 1938) (WWII draft reg. card, front) (WWII draft reg. card, back)
Robert Moulton (information)
Jesse Brisson (height)

This page was last updated on: 17 October 2023