Charles Irwin

  1. Jim Backus, Androcles and Lion, 1951.      During three years of bizarre casting of the George Bernard Shaw playlet – everyone from the sublime Chaplin (and Harpo Marx) to the ridiculous Eddie Bracken in the lead! The Irish Irwin lost his Centurion in September to Backus, future father of James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause, Thurston Howell III in all three versions of the Gilligan’s Island TV series… and, of course, the voice of Mr Magoo.

 Birth year: 1887Death year: 1969Other name: Casting Calls:  1