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Charles Adler -- not to be confused with the voice actor Charles Michael ("Charlie") Adler (b. 1956) -- was a character actor of the 1930s, and the scion of an illustrious acting family. He spent most of his career on the stage, but managed to amass a handful of screen credits between the 1920s and late 1930s. Born in London in 1886, he was the illegitimate son of Jacob Adler -- a rising giant of the Yiddish theater -- and Jennya Kaiser, with whom the actor had been having an affair outside of his own marriage. His half-siblings, by Jacob's later marriage, included renowned actor Luther Adler, actress/teacher Stella Adler, and actor Jay Adler; his nephew, by his half-brother Abram, was writer Allen Adler. Charles Adler's earliest screen credit was a starring role in the 1924 western Looped for Life, but his subsequent movie work took place after the advent of sound, including a co-starring role in the 1933 drama Victims of Persecution, and parts in such lighter fare as Busby Berkeley's Stage Struck (1936), David Butler's Pigskin Parade (1936), and Raoul Walsh'sArtists and Models (1937). Adler's professional credits extend up through the end of the 1930s, and the Mitchell Leisen-directed Artists and Models Abroad. There is no obituary or year of death recorded for him publicly, but he is presumed to have passed away in the 1940s.

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