Charles Bronson young
November 3, 1921
Salt and Pepper
5 ft 10 in | 177 cm
68 kg | 150 lbs
Charles Bronson was born in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States, on November 3, 1921 was an Lithuanian-American actor. Young Charles Bronson first started his acting career with a theatrical group in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He made his big screen debut in comedy movie You're in the Navy Now (1951) in uncredited role as Wascylewski, opposite Gary Cooper. He got his television debut in drama series Fireside Theatre (1949) in episode "Friend of the Family", in role as Cooper.
Bronson's breakthrough performance came as Bernardo O'Reilly in Western movie The Magnificent Seven (1960) opposite Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen.
He portrayed Paul Kersey in Death Wish film series:
Death Wish (1974)
Death Wish II (1982)
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994).
He played Harmonica in epic Spaghetti Western film Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) directed by Sergio Leone.
The Great Escape (1963) drama thriller opposite Steve McQueen and James Garner
Chato's Land (1972) western in role as Pardon Chato
The Indian Runner (1991) crime drama opposite Viggo Mortensen and Patricia Arquette
The Red Sun (1971) Western with Ursula Andress, Toshiro Mifune and Alain Delon
Dirty Dozen (1967) thriller action with Lee Marvin and Telly Savalas
Mr. Majestyk (1974) action thriller with Al Lettieri
The Mechanic (1972) action thriller opposite Jill Ireland
Hard Times (1975) drama sport with James Coburn and Jill Ireland
Death Hunt (1981) crime thriller with Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson
Telefon (1977) action spy with Lee Remick and Donald Pleasence
10 to Midnight (1983) crime horror thriller with Lisa Eilbacher and Eugene M. Davis
His parents were from Lithuania.
He received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 10, 1980.
He was 52 years old when film Death Wish (1974) was made.
Received a Purple Heart for wounds received in battle, World War II.
Bronson died on August 30, 2003, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81.
He was married to:
Harriet Tendler (1949-1967), they had two children
Jill Ireland (1968-1990), they had a daughter, Zuleika
Kim Weeks (1998-2003)
He dated Susan Denberg (1967).
I am not a fan of myself.
Acting is the easiest thing I've done, I guess that's why I'm stuck with it.
I don't have friends, I have thousands of acquaintances. No friends. I figured I had a wife and children. They took up all the personal time I had. My children are my friends. My wife was my friend. We were opposite but I figured it made for a better relationship that way. One of the difficult parts of being a public person married to someone who was seriously ill is that people asked, 'So, how's your wife.' I found it difficult. They were strangers.
Nobody stays on top forever. Nobody!