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Frank Albertson (I) (1909–1964)

Frank Albertson entered the film industry in 1922 as a prop boy, but soon graduated into acting. He was a prolific and reliable character actor who occasionally played the lead in a "B" picture, but was used mainly as a supporting actor in scores of films, often cast as a wisecracking cab driver, a cop or a reporter. See full bio »

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 1963 Johnny Cool
Bill Blakely
 1963 Bye Bye Birdie
Sam - The Mayor
 1963 Papa's Delicate Condition
Gambler (uncredited)
 1962 Don't Knock the Twist
Herbert 'Herb' Walcott
 1961 Man-Trap
Paul Snavely
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Jack Mangan
 1956 Nightfall
Dr. Edward Gurston
 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Worker at the Taxidermist's (uncredited)
 1953 Girl on the Run
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Frank Albertson (uncredited)
 1948 Shed No Tears
Police Lieutenant Hutton
 1947 Killer Dill
William T. Allen
 1947 The Hucksters
Max Herman
 1946 They Made Me a Killer
Patrolman Al Wilson
 1946 Gay Blades
Frankie Dowell
 1945 How DOooo You Do
Tom Brandon
 1944 I Love a Soldier
Little Soldier (uncredited)
 1944 And the Angels Sing
 1944 Rosie the Riveter
Charlie Doran
 1943 O, My Darling Clementine
'Dapper' Dan Franklin
 1943 Mystery Broadcast
Michael Jerome
 1943 Here Comes Elmer
Joe Maxwell
 1943 Keep 'Em Slugging
 1942 Underground Agent
Johnny Davis
 1942 City of Silent Men
Gil Davis
 1942 Wake Island
Johnny Rudd
 1942 Junior G-Men of the Air
Jerry Markham
 1942 Shepherd of the Ozarks
Lieutenant James J. 'Jimmy' Maloney, Jr.
 1941 Louisiana Purchase
Robert Davis, Jr.
 1941 Flying Cadets
Bob Ames
 1941 Burma Convoy
Mike Weldon
 1941 Citadel of Crime
Jim Rogers
 1940 Dr. Christian Meets the Women
Bill Ferris
 1940 When the Daltons Rode
Emmett Dalton
 1940 The Ghost Comes Home
 1940 Framed
Henry T. 'Hank' Parker
 1938 The Shining Hour
Benny Collins
 1938 Spring Madness
 1938 Room Service
Leo Davis
 1938 Fugitives for a Night
Matt Ryan
 1938 Mother Carey's Chickens
Tom Hamilton Jr.
 1938 Hold That Kiss
Steve Evans
 1936 The Plainsman
A Young Trooper
 1936 Fury
 1936 The Farmer in the Dell
Davy Davenport
 1935 Kind Lady
Peter Santard
 1935 East of Java
Larry Page
 1935 Personal Maid's Secret
Kent Fletcher
 1935 Waterfront Lady
Ronny Hillyer aka Bill
 1935 Doubting Thomas
Jimmy Brown
 1935 College Scandal
Student (scenes deleted)
 1935 Enter Madame!
John Fitzgerald
 1934 Bachelor of Arts
Pete Illings
 1934 Hollywood Mystery
Daniel Patrick Ryan
 1934 The Life of Vergie Winters
Ranny Truesdale
 1934 The Last Gentleman
Allan Blaine
 1933 King for a Night
Dick Morris
 1933 Rainbow Over Broadway
Don Hayes
 1933 Ever in My Heart
Sam Archer
 1933 Midshipman Jack
Russell H. Burns
 1933 Ann Carver's Profession
Jim Thompson
 1933 The Billion Dollar Scandal
Babe Partos
 1932 Air Mail
Tommy Bogan
 1932 Huddle
 1932 Racing Youth
Teddy Blue
 1932 The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood
Frank Albertson (uncredited)
 1931 Way Back Home
David Clark
 1931 The Brat
Stephen Forester
 1931 Traveling Husbands
Barry Greene
 1931 A Connecticut Yankee
Emile le Poulet / Clarence
 1930 Just Imagine
 1930 Wild Company
Larry Grayson
 1930 So This Is London
Junior Draper
 1930 Born Reckless
Frank Sheldon
 1930 Spring Is Here
Stacy Adams
 1930 Son of the Gods
 1930 The Big Party
Jack Hunter
 1930 Men Without Women
Ensign Albert Edward Price
 1929 Happy Days
Frankie Albertson
 1929 Salute
Midshipman Albert Edward Price
 1929 Words and Music
Skeet Mulroy
 1929 Blue Skies
Richard Lewis (episode 2)
 1928 Prep and Pep
Bunk Hill
 1928 The Farmer's Daughter
Allan Boardman Jr
 1923 The Covered Wagon
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