Charles died July 22, 2006, from Parkinson’s disease at home in Palm Springs, Calif. A graduate of Lawrenceville School, he was an English major and had many campus activities, including serving as president of Triangle Club. After graduation, he spent two years in the Army as a lieutenant and aide to a general in the Pentagon.
His life’s work for four decades included acting on Broadway and in television and the movies. He and his wife, Joannie, wrote novels, TV shows, and plays that were published and performed across the country. They established the Torchlight Project, which had as its purpose aiding, empowering, and enriching the lives of impoverished and abandoned children in many foreign countries. He was a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and numerous other professional organizations.
His wife died several years ago. The class extends its sympathy to his two surviving sisters, Tony and Judith.