Broderick Crawford
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John Sturges
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Ralph Meeker
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Jill Ireland
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Steve McQueen
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Lon Chaney, Jr.
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Charles Bronson

Knowledge Identifier: +Charles_Bronson


Charles Bronson

American film and television actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1921.

Countries: United States (66%), (7%), United Kingdom (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Broderick Crawford, John Sturges, Ralph Meeker

Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, House Un-American Activities Committee, CBS, Jews




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Charles Bronson was born in 1921 add something


In 1943, Bronson enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces and served as an aerial gunner in the 760th Flexible Gunnery Training Squadron, and in 1945 as a Boeing B-29 Superfortress crewman with the 39th Bombardment Group based on Guam add something


Bugs Bunny - From 1943 to 1946, Bugs was the official mascot of Kingman, Arizona Army Airfield, Kingman, Arizona, where thousands of aerial gunners were trained during World War II. Some notable trainees included Clark Gable and Charles Bronson


She wrote in her memoir that she "was an 18-year-old virgin when she met the 26-year-old Charlie Buchinsky at a Philadelphia acting school in 1947 add something


He made several appearances on television in the 1950s and 1960s, including a 1952 segment, with fellow guest star Lee Marvin, of "Biff Baker, U.S.A.", an espionage series on CBS starring Alan Hale, Jr. add something


In 1950, he married and moved to Hollywood, where he enrolled in acting classes and began to find small roles add something


Action film - Actors from the 1950s and 1960s, such as John Wayne, Steve McQueen and Lee Marvin, passed the torch in the 1970s to actors such as Bruce Lee, Tom Laughlin, Charles Bronson, Chuck_Norris, Clint Eastwood and Sonny Chiba


Jack Warden - He made his film debut with an uncredited role in the 1951 film "You're in the Navy Now", a movie which featured the film debuts of Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson


In 1952, Bronson boxed in a ring with Roy Rogers in Rogers' show "Knockout" add something


In 1954, Bronson made a strong impact in "Drum Beat" as a murderous Modoc warrior, Captain Jack, who relishes wearing the tunics of soldiers he has killed add something


In 1954, during the House Un-American Activities Committee proceedings, he changed his surname from Buchinsky to Bronson at the suggestion of his agent, who feared that an Eastern European surname might damage his career add something


Royal Gorge - In 1955, portions of the film "Big House, U.S.A." starring Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker, Lon Chaney, Jr., William Talman, Charles Bronson and Felicia Farr were filmed in Royal Gorge Park and Cañon City


Royal Gorge - In 1955, portions of the film "Big House, U.S.A." starring Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker, Lon Chaney, Jr., William Talman, Charles Bronson and Felicia Farr were filmed in Royal Gorge Park and Cañon City


Broderick Crawford - Nevertheless, he had excelled in roles playing the toughest criminal of all, such as 1955's "Big House, U.S.A.", where Crawford had to convincingly play the role of a convict who leads a band of hardened criminals such as Charles Bronson, Ralph_Meeker, and William Talman


In 1958, he was cast in his first lead role in Roger Corman's "Machine-Gun Kelly" add something


Ludwig Stossel - From 1958 to 1960, Stössel played Charles Bronson's father in ABC's television series "Man with a Camera"


Morey Amsterdam - In 1958 Morey appeared in the low-budget film "Machine-Gun Kelly" with Charles Bronson and did a notable dramatic turn in the 1960 noir classic "Murder, Inc." as Catskill nightclub owner Walter Sage, the first victim of the newly minted Murder, Incorporated


Phyllis Avery - She appeared on the Charles Bronson ABC series, "Man with a Camera" as Miss Hollis in the 1958 episode "Turntable"


Bronson had the lead role of the episode "The Apache Kid" of the syndicated crime drama "Sheriff of Cochise", starring John_Bromfield; Bronson was subsequently cast twice in 1959 in Bromfield's "U.S. Marshal" add something


In 1959, he played Steve Ogrodowski, a naval intelligence officer, in two episodes of the CBS military sitcom/drama, "Hennesey", starring Jackie Cooper add something


Never So Few - "'Never So Few"' is a 1959 CinemaScope war film, directed by John Sturges and starring Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lawford, Steve McQueen, Richard Johnson, Paul Henreid, Brian Donlevy, Dean Jones, Charles Bronson, and Philip Ahn, and featuring uncredited roles by renowned Asian actors Mako, George Takei and James Hong


Bronson was cast in the 1960 episode "Zigzag" of "Riverboat", starring Darren McGavin add something


In 1960, he garnered attention in John Sturges' "The Magnificent Seven", in which he was cast as one of seven gunfighters taking up the cause of the defenseless add something


That same year, he was cast as "Dutch Malkin" in the 1960 episode "The Generous Politician" of "The Islanders" add something


James Coburn - Coburn became well known in the 1960s and the 1970s for his tough guy roles in several action and western films, first primarily with Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson in the John Sturges films "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Great Escape"


James Coburn - During the late 1960s and early 1970s he would cultivate an image synonymous with "cool", and along with such contemporaries as Lee Marvin, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson, became one of the prominent "tough-guy" actors of his day


Roscoe Ates - In 1960, he was cast as Fenton in the episode "Hot Ice Cream" of Charles Bronson's ABC series "Man with a Camera", as Lou Nugget in "The Fabulous Fiddle" of Scott Brady's syndicated "Shotgun Slade", and as Deputy Boak in "The Missing Queen" of Andrew Duggan's ABC crime drama "Bourbon Street Beat", set in New Orleans


In 1961, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his supporting role in an episode entitled "Memory in White" of CBS's "General Electric Theater", hosted by Ronald W. Reagan add something


Richard Donner - Donner directed his first feature film in 1961, "X-15", which starred Charles Bronson and Mary Tyler Moore


He had met her in 1962, when she was married to Scottish actor David McCallum add something


Walter Riml - In 1962 the American director John Sturges engaged him as a second cameraman for "The Great Escape" with stars like Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough and Charles Bronson


In 1963, Bronson co-starred in the NBC Western series "Empire" add something


The director, Sergio Leone, once called him "the greatest actor I ever worked with", and had wanted to cast Bronson for the lead in 1964's "A Fistful of Dollars" add something


In 1965 he was featured as Major Wolenski in "Battle of the Bulge" add something


They had two children before divorcing in 1965 add something


This Property Is Condemned - "'This Property Is Condemned"' is a 1966 American drama film starring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Kate Reid, Charles Bronson and Mary Badham and directed by Sydney Pollack


In 1967, he portrayed Ralph Schuyler in the episode "The One That Got Away" on ABC's "The Fugitive" add something


Anne Francis - Francis made a guest appearance along with Charles Bronson in a 1967 episode of "The Fugitive" opposite David Janssen


In 1968, he starred as Harmonica in "Once Upon a Time in the West" add something


Bronson was married again to British actress Jill Ireland from October 5, 1968, until her death in 1990 add something


Joseph Valachi - After the U.S. Department of Justice first encouraged and blocked publication of Valachi's memoirs, a biography heavily influenced by those memoirs and by interviews with Valachi was written by journalist Peter Maas and published in 1968 as "The Valachi Papers", forming the basis for a later movie of the same title starring Charles Bronson in the title role


Jill Ireland - In 1968, Ireland married Charles Bronson


Bronson has been the subjects of books written in 1970s and most recently by Brian D'Ambrosio add something


In 1970, Bronson starred in the French film "Rider on the Rain", which won a Hollywood Golden Globe award for Best Foreign Language Film add something


One film UA brought into the domestic mainstream was "Città violenta", an Italian-made film originally released overseas in 1970 add something


Sergio Sollima - In 1970, Sollima switched genres again and directed the Charles Bronson and Telly Savalas starred "Violent City", which was one of the first violent and fast-paced Italian crime films often known as poliziotteschi


Nobuhiko Obayashi - In the 1970s he began a series of Japanese ads featuring well-known American stars such as Kirk Douglas and Charles Bronson


Citta violenta - "'Città violenta"' is a 1970 Italian film directed by Sergio Sollima and starring Charles Bronson, Jill_Ireland and Telly Savalas


Sean Connery - Connery shared a Henrietta Award with Charles Bronson for "World Film Favorite – Male" in 1972.


Don Morrow - In 1973, he came back on one trip, to do, among other things, an uncredited cameo role in Charles Bronson's first "Death Wish"


Jason Bernard - Bernard's first role in a feature film was a cameo in the Charles Bronson film "Death Wish", and his first major role was in the 1974 movie "Thomasine & Bushrod"


Jeff Goldblum - He made his film debut as a thug in the 1974 Charles Bronson film "Death Wish"


Bronson reached his pinnacle in box-office drawing power in 1975, when he was ranked 4th, behind only Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, and Al Pacino add something


Rene Clement - Clément continued to make a few films until his retirement in 1975, including an international success with "Rider On The Rain" that starred Charles Bronson and Marlène Jobert


Scott Newman (actor) - He played small parts in various TV series during 1975, such as "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "Harry O" and "S.W.A.T."; and in the Charles Bronson film, "Breakheart Pass"


Sheree North - She had supporting roles in two Charles Bronson movies, "Breakout" in 1975 and "Telefon" in 1977


In the years between 1976 and 1994, Bronson commanded high salaries to star in numerous films made by smaller production companies, most notably Cannon Films, for whom some of his last films were made add something


Conan the Barbarian (1982 film) - Summer said they considered Charles Bronson, Sylvester_Stallone, and William Smith all of whom had played tough figures, but in 1976, the two producers watched a rough cut of the bodybuilding film "Pumping Iron", and agreed Arnold Schwarzenegger was perfect for the role of Conan


His stint at UA came to an end in 1977 with "The White Buffalo" add something


During the late 1980s through the mid-1990s Bronson regularly spent winter holidays vacationing with his family in Snowmass, Colorado add something


After the highly publicized 1984 case of Bernhard Goetz, Bronson recommended that people "not" imitate his character add something


Thompson's ultra-violent films such as "The Evil That Men Do" and "10 To Midnight" were blasted by critics, but provided Bronson with well-paid work throughout the 1980s add something


Frankie Miller - In 1986 Miller wrote and sang the opening and closing songs in "Act of Vengeance", which starred Charles Bronson, and his song "It's All Coming Down Tonight" sung by Joan Jett and Michael J. Fox, appeared on the 1987 film "Light of Day"


On May 18, 1990, aged 54, after a long battle with the disease, Jill Ireland died of breast cancer at their home in Malibu, California add something


Bronson's health deteriorated in later years, and he retired from acting after undergoing hip-replacement surgery in 1998 add something


In December 1998, Bronson was married a third time to Kim Weeks, a former employee of Dove Audio who had helped record Ireland in the production of her audiobooks add something


Moscow: Molodaia gvardiia, 2002; add something


The couple were married for five years until Bronson's death in 2003 add something

Charles Bronson died in 2003 add something


Bronson died of pneumonia at age 81 on August 30, 2003 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles add something


Dan Shomron - Shomron said in a 2006 interview with the Israeli newspaper Maariv, I particularly like the movie in which Charles Bronson portrayed me


Sylvester Stallone - In 2009, Stallone expressed interest in starring in a remake of Charles Bronson's 1974 movie "Death Wish"


Jason Statham - In 2011, Statham starred in the remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson film, "The Mechanic", and returned to British film in the police drama "Blitz"


Rider on the Rain - Wild East released this on a limited edition R0 NTSC DVD alongside Farewell Friend, starring Charles Bronson, in 2011


Elisabeth Shue - In 2017 she will be appearing in "Battle of the Sexes" opposite Steve Carell and Emma_Stone; and Eli Roth's remake of "Death Wish" opposite Bruce Willis, playing his wife, played by Hope Lange in the original starring Charles Bronson, where the character was brutally raped and murdered


Death Wish (film series) - The films follow the character "'Paul Kersey"', portrayed by Charles Bronson in the original series, and Bruce Willis in the 2018 remake