Charles White


Character actor Charles White died June 20 in Sarasota, Fla. He was 87.

Born in Perth Amboy, N.J., White appeared on Broadway and in movies and TV. After graduating from Rutgers University and serving in WWII, he studied acting under Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. He was the brother of the Emmy-award winning actress Ruth White, who died in 1969.

On Broadway, White played Sheriff Hartman in “The Front Page.”

He appeared in movies including “Airport 1975,” “Serpico” and “Child’s Play”; and in TV shows including “Maude,” “The Patty Duke Show” and “Kojak.”

He is survived by two nieces.

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