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Charles Emile Arnt Jr. ’29

Published in Oct. 24, 1990, issue

CHARLIE DIED Aug. 6, 1990. He had prepared for college at Michigan City High School and Andover. At Princeton he was president of the Triangle Club, V.P. of Theatre Intime, and a member of the Glee Club. He roomed with Joe Hague and was a member of Tower.

He tried banking in Chicago for two years, but then helped form the University Players (with Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart'32, and josh Logan'3 1) and played with that company at their theater in West Falmouth, Mass., and elsewhere. He acted in Shubert productions and with the Playwriters' Guild in N.Y. in Hollywood, he played character parts in more than 250 films. In 1947 he pulled up his Hollywood stakes and settled on Orcas Island in Puget Sound. He took on a number of kinds of farming; there and became famous as a raiser of Charolais cattle, which won many prizes. Hollywood would not let him go that easily, however, and he continued to be called back for quick assignments, the last of which was SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH.

In 1938 Charlie married Patricia Bradley, and she survives, together with their daughter, Abby, and two sons, Rockwell and Derek. The Class extends sincere sympathy to Charlie's family.

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