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Charles Coburn Dead at 84, Won Oscar in 1943

Aug. 30, 1961 - Charles Coburn (pictured with Marilyn Monroe in 1953), whose career in show business covered 68 years, died today of heart failure at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital. He was 84 years old. In 1943, Mr. Coburn won an Academy Award for a supporting role in "The More the Merrier," a light satire of housing conditions in wartime Washington. He was an Oscar nominee for two other pictures, "The Green Years" (1946) and "The Devil and Miss Jones" (1941). Other films in which he appeared were "The Lady Eve," "The Road to Singapore," "The Paradine Case," and "Trouble Along the Way."


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