Although not eminently recognizable in his latter years, Charles Lane has been a staple of the entertainment industry for as long as most of us can remember. Heck at 102, probably longer than any of us can remember.
Trying to choose a favorite role is near impossible; he had so many. IMDB credits him with 322 roles he played, and I believe the number to be higher. He was just always great in whatever role he was playing. Often a cantankerous old man, but just his presence, no matter how bad anything else was in the movie or show, would always inject something into it; and he was such a familiar face that we knew we were going to enjoy it.
So many roles are flashing through my head as I think of what part of his body of work I have seen...this could take a while...dang that's a lot of roles.
Rest in peace Charles, and thank you for the spirit and entertainment you always brough to the screen, big or small.