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 Charles Colean

Charles Colean

Birth
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Death 8 Jan 1971 (aged 63)
Studio City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Enduring Faith, L-4610 G-1
Memorial ID 20190 · View Source
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American Film Director and Producer. He was born Charles Brooks Colean, but was called “Chunk” by his friends. He entered the film industry as an actor. Between 1934 and 1952, he appeared in films with nine bit parts, in which he was not named in the films credit; this included "Knock on Any Door” in 1949 starring Humphrey Bogart. He did appear in one film that had his name in the credits, “No Time To Marry” in 1938. He was a stand-in for Ralph Bellamy in the film “The Crime of Helen Stanley”, which was release April 1934. In two episodes, he played unnamed characters in “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet”, a TV series from 1950’s. At this point, he changed his profession from being in front of the camera to being behind the camera, thus becoming much more successful. As assistant director, he was mainly known for 43 episodes of the TV series McHale's Navy in 1962 , six episodes of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” from 1963-1965, and seventeen episodes of “H.R. Pufnstuf” in 1969. He was also production manager on “H.R. Pufstuf”. Other TV series that he was assistant director were from 1960 to1961 six episodes of “The Tall Man”; 1962 to 1967 eight episodes of the “Virginian”; from 1966 to 1967 two episodes of “Laredo”; from 1965 to 1966 three episodes of “Run For Your Life”; and in 1961 three episodes of “Corando 9”. Between 1968 and 1969, he was assistant director for 4 episodes of the TV series “The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. There were at least a dozen TV series that he did one episode: “Wagon Train”, Wild in the Streets”, “Leave it to Beaver”, “Riverboat” and “M Squad” to name a few. Next to the youngest of five children, he was the son of Charles Edwin Colean and Myrtle McClure. He was married Kathryn Bennett in Denver, Colorado in January 31, 1928. He served in World War II enlisting in January 1943 as a divorced man.

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CHARLES B. COLEAN
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  • Added: 8 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20190
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Colean (12 Aug 1907–8 Jan 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20190, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .