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Charles MacArthur

Charles MacArthurAKA Charles Gordon MacArthur

Born: 5-Nov-1895
Birthplace: Scranton, PA
Died: 21-Apr-1956
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Playwright

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Front Page

Military service: Chemical Warfare Service Division (WWII)

His play with Ben Hecht, The Front Page became Cary Grant's hit movie His Girl Friday in 1940.

Father: William Telfer MacArthur (Baptist minister)
Mother: Georgiana Welstead MacArthur
Brother: John D. MacArthur (insurance exec, philanthropist, b. 1897)
Wife: Carol Frink (film critic, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, m. 1920, div. 1922)
Wife: Helen Hayes (actress, m. 17-Aug-1928, until his death, two children)
Son: James MacArthur (actor, adopted, b. 8-Dec-1937)
Daughter: Mary MacArthur (actress, b. 1930, d. 1949, polio)
Brother: Alfred MacArthur (insurance)

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