Charles Bronson

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  • Birth Name: Charles Dennis Buchinsky
  • Birth Place: Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Died: August 30, 2003
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • The 11th of 15 children born to Lithuanian immigrants in a small, western Pennsylvania town.
  • Father died when he was 10; went to work in the coal mines to support his family.
  • Served in World War II as an aircraft gunner.
  • Changed his last name from Buchinsky to Bronson in 1954 due to the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings.
  • Because he was able to burp on cue, won a small part in the 1951 movie You're in the Navy Now.
  • One of The Magnificent Seven (1960) and The Dirty Dozen (1967).
  • His first time headlining a movie wasn't until 1974's Death Wish.  He reprised his role as Paul Kersey in four sequels.

Awards

  • 1972, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1961, Emmy — Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Single Program: Nominee

Relationships

  • Kim Weeks — Wife
  • Zulieka Bronson — Daughter
  • Valentine McCallum — Stepson
  • Jason David McCallum — Stepson
  • Suzanne Bronson — Daughter
  • Katrina Holden Bronson — Daughter
  • Tony Bronson — Son
  • Jill Ireland — Wife (deceased)
  • Harriet Tendler — Ex-wife
  • Paul McCallum — Stepson

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  • Birth Name: Charles Dennis Buchinsky
  • Birth Place: Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Died: August 30, 2003
  • Profession: Actor