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Charles K. French
French in 1904
Charles Ekrauss French

(1860-01-17)January 17, 1860
DiedAugust 2, 1952(1952-08-02) (aged 92)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
OccupationActor, screenwriter, director
Years active1909–1945
Spouse(s)Helen French (m.?–1917)
Isabelle Gurton
(m. 1919⁠–⁠1928)

Doris Herbert
(m. 1938⁠–⁠1948)

Charles K. French (born Charles Ekrauss French or Charles E. Krauss;[1][2] January 17, 1860 – August 2, 1952) was an American film actor, screenwriter and director who appeared in more than 240 films between 1909 and 1945.


French was born in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from Columbus High School. He married Isabelle Gurton.[2]

Who's Who in the Film World, 1914
Who's Who in the Film World, 1914

French's film debut came in Davey Crockett (1906).[3]and The Shephard-Robin

Selected filmography


French with Ethel Clayton in a still from the drama Beyond, 1921
French with Ethel Clayton in a still from the drama Beyond, 1921



  • Romance of a Fishermaid (1909)
  • Davy Crockett – In Hearts United (1909)


  1. ^ Room, Adrian (2012). Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins, 5th ed. McFarland. p. 186. ISBN 9780786457632. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Katchmer, George A. (2009). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. pp. 125–126. ISBN 9781476609058. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Charles K. French Has Anniversary". The Windsor Star. Canada, Ontario, Windsor. July 21, 1926. p. 23. Retrieved January 24, 2021 – via

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