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Frank Brownlee (1874–1948)

Frank Brownlee was born on October 11, 1874 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Do Detectives Think? (1927), Beyond the Great Wall (1920) and Tombstone Canyon (1932). He died on February 10, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1943 Dead Man's Gulch
Stevens (uncredited)
 1943 Mountain Rhythm
Old Man (uncredited)
 1942 Ice-Capades Revue
Mr. Sawyer (uncredited)
 1942 Shadows on the Sage
Johnson (uncredited)
 1942 The Sombrero Kid
Mayor Lem Barnett (uncredited)
 1942 Sons of the Pioneers
Hired Hand (uncredited)
 1942 In Old California
Man on Street (uncredited)
 1942 Gallant Lady
Luke Walker
 1942 Romance on the Range
Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
 1942 Jesse James, Jr.
Denny (uncredited)
 1942 South of Santa Fe
Movie-Watcher (uncredited)
 1942 Stagecoach Buckaroo
Higgins
 1942 Man from Cheyenne
Man with Packages (uncredited)
 1942 Arizona Terrors
Henry Adams
 1941 A Missouri Outlaw
Dairyman Jensen
 1941 South of Tahiti
Harbor Master (uncredited)
 1941 The Apache Kid
Harry Castleman (uncredited)
 1941 Citadel of Crime
Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
 1941 Gangs of Sonora
Rancher (uncredited)
 1941 Riders of Death Valley
Slim (Ch. 1) (uncredited)
 1941 Puddin' Head
Hillbilly (uncredited)
 1941 Country Fair (uncredited)
 1941 Lucky Devils
Farmer (uncredited)
 1940 Mysterious Doctor Satan
Panamint Pete [Ch. 8] (uncredited)
 1940 Trail of the Vigilantes
Doctor (uncredited)
 1940 Arizona
Paul Weaver (uncredited)
 1940 Three Faces West
Bill--Farmer (uncredited)
 1936 Man's Best Friend
John Strong the Father
 1935 Just My Luck
Worker in Montage (uncredited)
 1935 Hitch Hike Lady
Mail Clerk (uncredited)
 1935 Condemned to Live
Villager (uncredited)
 1935 Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Cattleman (uncredited)
 1935 The Desert Trail
Sheriff of Rattlesnake Gulch (uncredited)
 1935 Big Calibre
Mr. Neal (uncredited)
 1934 Uncertain Lady
Captain (uncredited)
 1933 The Midnight Patrol (Short)
Police Chief Ramsbottom (uncredited)
 1933 Terror Trail
Sheriff Judell
 1932 Tombstone Canyon
Alf Sykes
 1932 Pack Up Your Troubles
Drill Sergeant (uncredited)
 1932 Law and Order
Barfly (uncredited)
 1931 The Lightning Warrior
Angus MacDonald
 1931 The Galloping Ghost
Tom - Cab Company Dispatcher
 1931 Rough Seas (Short)
Ship's Captain (uncredited)
 1931 Fighting Caravans
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1930 The Lottery Bride
Guard (uncredited)
 1930 Her Man
Drunk (uncredited)
 1929 River of Romance
Card Player (uncredited)
 1929 Thru Different Eyes
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1928 Beggars of Life
Farmer
 1928 Sawdust Paradise
Sheriff
 1928 Midnight Rose
Grogan
 1928 The Chaser
Amorous Repo Man (uncredited)
 1927 Do Detectives Think? (Short)
Detective agency boss
 1927 Call of the Cuckoo (Short)
Prospective House Buyer (uncredited)
 1927 The Second 100 Years (Short)
Prison Warden (uncredited)
 1927 Sailors, Beware! (Short)
Captain Bull (uncredited)
 1927 With Love and Hisses (Short)
Maj. Gen. Rohrer (uncredited)
 1927 The Ridin' Streak
J.S. Dokes
 1927 Bigger and Better Blondes (Short)
 1927 Wanted: A Coward
Adrian Purviance
 1926 Be Your Age (Short)
Mr. Blaylock
 1926 King of the Pack
Chuck Purdy
 1926 The Social Highwayman
Simpson
 1925 The Great Jewel Robbery
McGroody
 1925 The Desert Flower
Mike Dyer
 1925 Straight Through
Bill Higgins
 1924 The Beloved Brute
Phil Beason
 1923 Sawdust
'Pop' Gifford
 1923 Boston Blackie
Warden Benton
 1923 Nobody's Bride
Vesher Charley
 1923 Romance Land
'Scrub' Hazen
 1922 Fools of Fortune
Ike Harper
 1922 The Face Between
Joe Borral
 1921 Hole in the Wall
Limpy Jim
 1921 Love Never Dies
Ezekiel Whaley
 1921 Soul and Body
Victor Dravitche
 1921 The Whistle
Henry Chapple
 1920 Hearts Are Trumps
Michael Wain
 1920 His Own Law
 1920 The Man Who Dared
Ed Cass
 1920 Under Crimson Skies
Dead Sight Burke
 1920 Shore Acres
Martin Berry
 1920 Riders of the Dawn
Glidden
 1920 The Valley of Tomorrow
Fang Morgan
 1919 The Lincoln Highwayman
Captain Claver
 1919/I Desert Gold
Jonas Warren
 1919 The Brute Breaker
Norres
 1919 Girl from Nowhere
Klondike Jim
 1919 Paid in Advance
Gold Dust Barker
 1919 The Mother and the Law
The Brother of the Girl
 1919 Miss Adventure
Bog Nichols
 1919 Brass Buttons
Terence Callahan
 1918 Danger, Go Slow
Bill (uncredited)
 1918 The Vanity Pool
Jarvis Flint
 1918/I Me und Gott
The Butler / August Weber
 1918 The Empty Cab
Big Ed
 1918 Her Moment
Victor Dravich
 1918 $5,000 Reward
Ackley
 1917 The Ship of Doom
'Sundown' Shattuck
 1917 Wild Sumac
Lupin
 1917 The Best Man
Captain Hale
 1917 The Double Standard
Editor George Ferguson
 1917 The Mysterious Mr. Tiller
Ramon Mordant
 1917 The Little Pirate
John Baird
 1917 The Phantom Shotgun (Short)
Hamilton Forbes
 1917 The Martinache Marriage
Roscoe Vandercourt
 1917 Mentioned in Confidence
Mr. Leigh
 1917 The Inspirations of Harry Larrabee
Batonyi, aka 'The Wolf'
 1917 The Mysterious Mrs. Musslewhite
Dr. Woodman
 1917 June Madness (Short)
Lem Barlow
 1916 The Call of the Past (Short)
'Squint' Duffy
 1916 Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
The Mountain Girl's Brother (uncredited)
 1916 The Half-Breed
Winslow Wynn (as Frank Brown Lee)
 1916 Sold for Marriage
Nicholas
 1914 The Stolen Birthright (Short)
High Hat Harry
 1914 The Fireman & the Girl (Short)
Old Man Earle - Jim's Father
 1911 Home (Short)
An Editor
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Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Stage Play: The Wilderness. Comedy. Written by H.V. Esmond. Directed by Joe Humphreys. Empire Theatre: 23 Dec 1901- Mar 1902 (closing date unknown/80 performances). Cast: Margaret Anglin, E.Y. Backus, Frank Brownlee, Karlene Carman, William Courtenay, W.H. Crompton, Margaret Dale, Lawrence D'Orsay, Master Lores Grimm, Ethel Hornick, Mrs. ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Frank Brown Lee
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Burly supporting actor, often in gruff roles or as a heavy. A favorite of Hal Roach, who used him as a foil in Charley Chase (Be Your Age (1926)) and early Laurel & Hardy comedies (Do Detectives Think? (1927)). He was frequently seen in westerns as gold miners or second-string henchmen. After the coming of sound, Brownlee was increasingly relegated to playing background characters, usually ... See more »

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