Charlotte has always been a favorite character of mine. Probably first became aware of her as Aunt Eller in Oklahoma (1955), one of her last performances and a darn good one at that. Always a delight, the tall, double-jointed comedienne stole many a scene in movies such as Man in Possession (1931), in which she played Clara, Crystal Wetherby's (Irene Purcell) wise-cracking maid who is not very pleased with Raymond Dabney (Bob) the 'morning after.'
Charlotte began her career as a dancer in vaudeville and a successful stage career followed. This is a portrait of Charlotte taken c. 1920. Great smile.
You really need to check out this video which shows Charlotte doing a rather amazing dance routine.