Volume III: Biographies


FISHER, Charles *

Actor (1913)

Thanhouser Career Synopsis: Charles Fisher appeared in a Thanhouser film in 1913.

Biographical Notes: Charles Fisher made his stage debut in the year 1854, at the age of one, when he was wheeled before the footlights in a baby carriage. From that auspicious beginning, he went on to a lifelong career on the road as a stage actor. Among the well-known figures with whom he was associated were Edwin Booth, Lawrence Barrett, E.L. Davenport, Barry Sullivan, Adelaide Neilson, Madame Janauschek, Clara Morris, Madame Modjeska, and Minnie Maddern Fiske. His records for playing certain roles garnered wide publicity. By the spring of 1914 he claimed to have played Judge Rigby in The County Chairman 1,368 times, "Blinky" Lockwood in The Fortune Hunter 1,343 times, and Joel Gates in Shore Acres 1,940 times. In 1914 he was on the road with his wife and a daughter in Too Many Cooks. At one time one of his daughters was married to Percy N. Burr and lived in Stamford, Connecticut.

In 1913 Fisher appeared in a Thanhouser film, Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight. Charles Fisher died in Stamford, Connecticut, on July 1, 1916, following a years illness, and was survived by his wife and two children.

Thanhouser Filmography:

1914: Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight (11-28-1913)

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