Monday, November 30, 2009
Remembering Charles Hawtrey
He was born George Frederick Joffe Hartree on November 30, 1914 in Hounslow, Middlesex, England. He first appeared on stage in 1925 in children's plays. The thin twittery actor became famous for his participation in the 'Carry On' series of films. His camp behavior and pursuit of the opposite sex. In films since the early 1930s he appeared in several Will Hay comedies including “Good Morning, Boys! (1937) and made close to 30 films before finding his 'Carry On' niche. He left the series over a squabble over billing. Hawtrey died on October 27, 1988 in Deal, Kent, England. Charles appeared in one Eurowestern “Carry on Cowboy” as Chief Big Heap (1965). Today we remember Charles Hawtrey on what would have been his 95th birthday.