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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 2 February 1909Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA
Date of Death 29 February 1964Santa Monica, California, USA  (in his sleep)
Birth NameFrancis Healey Albertson
Nickname Frankie
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (2)

Grace Albertson (29 May 1943 - 29 February 1964) (his death) (3 children)
Virginia Shelley (7 March 1931 - 18 May 1943) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (6)

Screen, stage, and television actor.
Entered films in 1922.
Early, largely uncredited roles from 1922, had him cast under the name James Cruze
Not related to Mabel Albertson or Jack Albertson.
Is of Irish heritage.
His youngest daughter, Mundy Jo, was killed along with her maternal grandfather on Jul 20, 1956. Her mother, Grace Albertson lost control of her vehicle on the New York State Thruway, and the Volkswagen van overturned three times before landing on its top.

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