Charles Barton
Charles Barton.jpg
Born May 25, 1902 (1902-05-25) (age 115)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died December 5, 1981(1981-12-05) (aged 79)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Years active 1920-71
Spouse Julie Gibson (1973-1981)

Charles Barton (May 25, 1902 – December 5, 1981) was a film and vaudeville actor and film director. He won an Oscar for best assistant director in 1933. His first film as a director was the Zane Grey feature Wagon Wheels.



Barton worked in various Hollywood B-movie units. From 1946 on, he was a principal director of the Abbott and Costello comedies, such as The Time of Their Lives and Africa Screams. He later directed Walt Disney films such as The Shaggy Dog and Toby Tyler. He also directed episodes of the Ray Milland television series, Meet Mr. McNutley from 1953-1955.


Barton was married to actress/singer Julie Gibson from 1973 until his death from a heart attack in 1981.

His nickname, as depicted in a publicity still taken on the set of Monkey Business, was "Echo".

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