Cliff “Charlie Weaver” Arquette


Cliff “Charlie Weaver” Arquette Famous memorial

Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 Sep 1974 (aged 68)
Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 6274814 View Source

Actor, Comedian. Born in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Charles Augustus and Winifred Clark Arquette. Cliff began his career as a night club pianist, later joining the Henry Halstead orchestra in 1923. From here he evolved into a successful, working radio actor and comedian, which led by the 1950s to television. He created the character of 'Charlie Weaver' for The Jack Paar Show. This characterization proved so popular that Cliff almost never again appeared in public as himself, but nearly always as Charley Weaver, complete with his squashed hat, little round glasses, rumpled shirt, broad tie, baggy pants, and suspenders. Cliff as Charley Weaver, hosted Charley Weaver's Hobby Lobby from September 30, 1959 to March 23, 1960. Cliff became a regular on the original version of the game show The Hollywood Squares, placed in an oft-visited "square," at lower left, to give him a good deal of comic opportunities. That gig did not lend itself well to the "Letters from Mamma" theme, so he shifted his standard joke setting to his presumed residency in a nursing home, which he simply referred to as "out at The Home." He was known for his delivery of one-liners on the show. Cliff being a Civil War buff opened the Charley Weaver Museum of the Civil War in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in the 1950's. He was the patriarch of the Arquette show business family, which became famous because of him. Cliff was the father of actor Lewis Arquette and the grandfather of actors Patricia, Rosanna, Alexis, Richmond, and David Arquette. Cliff suffered a stroke in 1973, later returning to Hollywood Squares, he suffered another stroke that would end his life in 1974. He was 68 years old at the time of his death.

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  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 20 Mar 2002
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cliff “Charlie Weaver” Arquette (28 Dec 1905–23 Sep 1974), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6274814, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.