San Diego County
Radio Actor. Voice of the title character on the popular radio show "Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy." He was born to show business parents in Chicago. Before his Jack Armstrong role, he had played Chester Gump in a radio serial called, "The Gumps." After earning a law degree from Loyola University in Chicago and passed the Illinois bar examination, he never practiced law but preferred to pursue a career in advertising. It was his dramatic teen-ager voice that earned him the Jack Armstrong role in the popular juvenile soap opera on network radio. It was one of the longest running radio adventure serials of all times and a prolific issuer of premiums by it's sponsor, Wheaties; breakfast of champions". Charles left the radio show during World War II to serve in the Navy. When he returned to the show, the format had changed and it had run its course and was dropped. He was never idle until the day of his death. As an advertising account executive, he represented companies in the United States and Europe and produced corporate films. As a resident of the retirement community of Rancho Bernardo, California, he was a presence in local theater productions. He was taken to nearby Pamerado Hospital suffering from various old age ailments where he died at the age of 79. His remains were cremated and a memorial Mass was celebrated at San Rafael Catholic Church in Rancho Bernardo. (bio by: Paul S.)
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Plot: Pacific Ocean
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 18, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7459627
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