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Charles Walters


Film Director, Choreographer, Dance Director, Composer

(1911 - 1982)

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Charles Walters began his career on Broadway where he introduced “A Picture of Me Without You” and “Just One of Those Things” with June Knight in the Cole Porter musical, Jubilee (1935). From 1942 to 1946 he choreographed or served as dance director for some twenty films, including Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) and Easter Parade (1948).

But Walters is mainly remembered as the director of almost 30 movies from Spreadin’ the Jam (1945), for which he wrote the title song, to Walk Don’t Run (1966). In between he directed several big hits, Good News (1947), Barkleys of Broadway (1949), and Dangerous When Wet (1953), and from 1955 to 1957 he made a splash with The Tender Trap, High Society, and Don’t Go Near the Water. He was nominated as Best Director by the Academy for Lili (1953) and by the Directors Guild of America for both Lili and Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960). In 1964 he directed the exuberant The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

When he retired from filmmaking he directed series and specials for TV.

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Easter Parade: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Peter Lawford, Ann Miller, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin



The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1960 Original Broadway Cast)


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Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Leon Ames

Meet Me In St. Louis (Two-Disc Special Edition)

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June Allyson, Peter Lawford

Good News

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Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell

The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

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Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, John Lund, Louis Calhern, Louis Armstrong

High Society

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Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer

Lili (1953)

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