Charles Ruggles


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Birth Name: Charles Ruggles
Born: 02/08/1886
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Death Place: Santa Monica, California, USA
Died: 12/23/1970

Born Charles Sherman Ruggles in Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 1886, he was the eldest of two sons by pharmaceutical salesman Charles Herman Ruggles and his wife, Maria. His younger brother, Wesley Ruggles, would also go on to enjoy a career in Hollywood, working briefly as an actor in silent films before moving into producing and directing such features as the Oscar-winning "Cimarron" (1931). The Ruggles brothers' early lives were marked by considerable tragedy: relatives raised the boys in San Francisco after the murder of their mother, who had attempted to protect her husband from an armed assailant. After high school, Charles Ruggles worked briefly for his father's pharmaceutical sales company, ... Continue Bio >>


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