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Born:  January 26, 1905 in San Francisco, California, USA
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Biography:  Charles Lane is one of the most famous character actors EVER to appear in movies and television and has a much longer list of appearances than most lead actors.  He was in three Blondie movies, #1 Blondie, #7 Blondie Plays Cupid, and #9 Blondie in Society.

    His most famous role was that of railroad man Homer Bedloe on TVs "Petticoat Junction".  He appeared so frequently he could almost have been considered a regular.  Homer's constant scheming to shut down the Hooterville Cannonball train became the source of much story material.

    Charles Lane played a lot of extremely unlikable characters and it became his niche.  However, he did play many "good guys" in film and TV appearances, too.  In reality, Lane was a good, likable guy who found work well into his eighties.  In an interview made shortly before his death, Lane called his character of Homer Bedloe "a creep", but he liked him!

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#1: Blondie (1938)

Charles Lane