Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Charles Walters (November 11, 1911 – August 13, 1982) was a Hollywood director and choreographer most noted for his work in MGM musicals and comedies in from the 1940s to the 1960s.

He was born in Pasadena, California, and educated at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

He is notable for directing Esther Williams' musicals involving underwater swimming and diving sequences, such as Dangerous When Wet, as well as several musicals starring Leslie Caron, such as Gigi (for which he is uncredited) and Lili. He has also directed musical remakes, including High Society, a remake of The Philadelphia Story (1940), and Bundle of Joy, a remake of Bachelor Mother (1939). Walters also directed the last pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, The Barkleys of Broadway, as well as Cary Grant in the actor's last film Walk, Don't Run.

Walters died from lung cancer at the age of 71.

According to William J. Mann's book, "Behind the Screen", Walters was gay.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Charles Walters, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Charles Walters (November 11, 1911 – August 13, 1982) was a Hollywood director and choreographer most noted for his work in MGM musicals and comedies in from the 1940s to the 1960s.

He was born in Pasadena, California, and educated at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

He is notable for directing Esther Williams' musicals involving underwater swimming and diving sequences, such as Dangerous When Wet, as well as several musicals starring Leslie Caron, such as Gigi (for which he is uncredited) and Lili. He has also directed musical remakes, including High Society, a remake of The Philadelphia Story (1940), and Bundle of Joy, a remake of Bachelor Mother (1939). Walters also directed the last pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, The Barkleys of Broadway, as well as Cary Grant in the actor's last film Walk, Don't Run.

Walters died from lung cancer at the age of 71.

According to William J. Mann's book, "Behind the Screen", Walters was gay.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Charles Walters, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender -

Known Credits 26

Birthday 1911-11-17

Day of Death 1982-08-13

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1976 What Now, Catherine Curtis? Director
1968 Here's Lucy (2 episodes)Director
1966 Walk Don't Run Director
1964 The Unsinkable Molly Brown Director
1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo Director
1961 Two Loves Director
1960 Please Don't Eat the Daisies Director
1959 Ask Any Girl Director
1957 Don't Go Near the Water Director
1956 High Society Director
1955 The Tender Trap Director
1955 The Glass Slipper Director
1953 Easy to Love Director
1953 Torch Song Director
1953 Lili Director
1953 Dangerous When Wet Director
1952 The Belle of New York Director
1951 Texas Carnival Director
1951 Three Guys Named Mike Director
1950 Summer Stock Director
1949 The Barkleys of Broadway Director
1948 Easter Parade Director
1947 Good News Director
1945 Spreadin' the Jam Director
1945 Ziegfeld Follies Director

Acting

1943 Presenting Lily Mars as Lily's Dance Partner in Finale

Crew

1953 Dangerous When Wet Choreographer

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