Charles Avery
Date of Birth
May 28, 1873
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL


A busy presence in American filmmaking from the very beginning, Chicago-born Charles Avery had starred in Charley's Aunt and played in the original Broadway production of The Clansman before entering films with the Biograph Company in 1908. Like his good friend and Biograph colleague Mack Sennett, Avery quickly displayed a talent for rough-and-tumble comedy and would be part an important part of...