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The probation officer


John Wayne and Charles Coburn, Trouble Along the Way

Charles Coburn (June 19, 1877 – August 30, 1961).

Charles Douville Coburn was an American actor. He was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award three times – in The Devil and Miss Jones (1941), The More the Merrier (1943), and The Green Years (1946) – winning for his performance in The More the Merrier. He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 for his contribution to the film industry.


Coburn appears with Donna Reed and John Wayne in the movie Trouble Along the Way (1953.) Variety said of her performance, "Donna Reed gives her role as a probation officer all that it need to hold its own with the two male stars, besides being a looker."