Charita Bauer

Recent Role:

Bert Bauer (1952 - 1984) on Guiding Light

Born:

12/20/1923, Newark, New Jersey

Died:

2/28/1985

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  • Charita Bauer was a radio and television actress best known for playing the part of "Bert Bauer" on the CBS daytime drama Guiding Light. Charita had the distinction of playing the single character the longest in broadcast history, having joined the cast of Guiding Light in 1950 and remaining with them until 1984. After her death in 1985, an episode of the show was dedicated to her memory.

    Gender:

    Female

    Birth Place:

    Newark, New Jersey

  • Trivia & Quotes
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    • Charita: When Agnes Nixon wrote the show, I did my best work!

    Trivia (18)

    • In the early days of Guiding Light, Charita was close friends with co-star Ellen Demming, who played her sister-in-law Meta Bauer. The two women also shared a dressing room.

    • Charita was portrayed by Emmy winning actress Kim Zimmer, on the January 25, 2007 episode of Guiding Light. The "Inside the Light" episode told the story of how the show got its start in radio and moved to television, complete with the actors/actresses of today playing the stars of yesteryear.

    • As the longest running cast member of Guiding Light, Charita would often show new members of the cast "the ropes" and fill them in on the rich history of the series. She was called the cast's unofficial mom.

    • A member of the Guiding Light crew had once asked Charita to participate in a 4-H Club fair his children were involved with, Charita promised the man she would be there and later that evening politely left a dinner party she was attending to fulfill the promise. The dinner party she was attending, was at that White House!

    • Charita, and several other Guiding Light cast members, appeared in the 1983 prime-time TV movie The Cradle Will Fall.

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