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Frank Fontaine (I) (1920–1978)

Frank Fontaine was born on April 19, 1920 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (1962), The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951) and Nancy Goes to Rio (1950). He died on August 4, 1978 in Spokane, Washington, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine Crazy Guggenheim / Himself / Various / Celebrity Impersonator / Celebrity Impressions / Fred Frump / Guest / Magician Sketch / New Year's Eve Sketch
(1962-1966)
The Model and the Marriage Broker
The Model and the Marriage Broker Mr. Hjalmer Johannson
(1951)
Nancy Goes to Rio
(1950)
Hit Parade of 1951
Hit Parade of 1951 John L.O. 'Bingo' Sevony
(1950)

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 1975 The Godmothers
Don Palermo
 1953 Scared Stiff
Drunk on Pier (uncredited)
 1951 The Model and the Marriage Broker
Mr. Hjalmer Johannson
 1951 Call Me Mister
First Sergeant
 1950 Stella
Don
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio
Masher
 1949 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Host (1st ep)
 1948 The Swift Show (TV Series)
Regular (1949)
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Other Works:

Album: "Songs I Sing on 'The Jackie Gleason Show'." (Capitol Records). NOTE: Reached #1 on the Billboard US charts. See more »

Alternate Names:

Frank Fontaine aka Crazy Guggenheim
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On the commentary of The Simpsons (1989) Season Five DVD, the show writers admit that Barney Gumble was based in part on Fontaine's Crazy Guggenheim. See more »

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Aries

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