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Joe Franklin (I) (1926–2015)

Joe Franklin was born on March 9, 1926 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Fortgang. He was an actor, known for The Aristocrats (2005), Ghoul School (1990) and 50,000,000 Joe Franklin Fans Can't Be Wrong (1997). He was married to Lois Meridan. He died on January 24, 2015 in Manhattan, New York City. See full bio »

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The Aristocrats
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 2009 The Mercy Man
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 2007 Black Ribbon
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 1993 The Troma System (Short)
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 1987 Invisible Thread (TV Movie)
 1984 Ghostbusters
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 1984 Broadway Danny Rose
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It's nice to be important, but it's even more important to be nice.


He has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the longest-running TV talk show in history, The Joe Franklin Show (1950), for 50 years. He has interviewed many guests, including: Dorothy Lamour, Buddy Hackett, Jackie Mason, Rodney Dangerfield, Ray Bolger, Redd Foxx, Vincent Price, Jake LaMotta, Tiny Tim, Frank Sinatra Jr., Howard Stern and Buster Keaton. Franklin has also done... See more »


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