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Frank Tashlin (1913–1972)

Frank Tashlin was born on February 19, 1913 in Weehawken, New Jersey, USA as Francis Fredrick von Taschlein. He was a director and writer, known for The Geisha Boy (1958), Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) and The Girl Can't Help It (1956). He was married to Jean Deines, Mary Costa and Dorothy Marguerite Hill. He died on May 5, 1972. See full bio »


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Known For

The Geisha Boy
The Geisha Boy Director
The Girl Can't Help It
Cinderfella Director


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 1996 The Bugs n' Daffy Show (TV Series) (original material)
 1995 That's Warner Bros.! (TV Series) (original material)
 1988 Bugs vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video Stars (TV Special) (as F. Tashlin, classic cartoon clips)
 1967 Caprice
 1961 Bachelor Flat
 1961 Snow White and the Three Stooges (uncredited)
 1960 Cinderfella
 1960 The Frances Langford Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954-1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Honest Man (1956)
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid (uncredited)
 1947 The Way of Peace (Short)
 1946 Choo Choo Amigo (Short)
 1946 Pepito's Serenade (Short)
 1946 The Lady Said No (Short)
 1946 Hare Remover (Short) (uncredited)
 1945 Nasty Quacks (Short) (uncredited)
 1945 Tale of Two Mice (Short) (uncredited)
 1945 Behind the Meat-Ball (Short) (uncredited)
 1945 The Unruly Hare (Short)
 1944 The Stupid Cupid (Short)
 1944 Booby Hatched (Short)
 1944 Plane Daffy (Short)
 1944 Brother Brat (Short)
 1944 Censored (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 The Chow Hound (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Swooner Crooner (Short)
 1944 I Got Plenty of Mutton (Short)
 1943 Puss n' Booty (Short)
 1943 The Home Front (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 The Goldbrick (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 Scrap Happy Daffy (Short)
 1943 Porky Pig's Feat (Short)
 1942 A Hollywood Detour (Short)
 1941 The Tangled Angler (Short)
 1941 The Fox and the Grapes (Short)
 1938 You're an Education (Short)
 1938 Little Pancho Vanilla (Short)
 1938 Cracked Ice (Short)
 1938 Wholly Smoke (Short)
 1938 The Major Lied 'Til Dawn (Short)
 1938 Porky's Spring Planting (Short)
 1938 Have You Got Any Castles? (Short)
 1938 Porky the Fireman (Short)
 1938 Now That Summer Is Gone (Short)
 1938 Porky at the Crocadero (Short)
 1937 The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos (Short) (supervisor)
 1937 Porky's Double Trouble (Short)
 1937 Speaking of the Weather (Short)
 1937 Porky's Railroad (Short)
 1937 Porky's Building (Short) (as Frank Tash)
 1937 Porky's Romance (Short) (as Frank Tash)
 1937 Porky's Road Race (Short) (as Frank Tash)
 1936 Porky in the North Woods (Short) (as Frank Tash)
 1936 Little Beau Porky (Short) (as Frank Tash)
 1936 Porky's Poultry Plant (Short) (as Frank Tash)
 1933 Hook & Ladder Hokum (Short)
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Other Works:

Childrens Book: "The Bear That Wasn't". See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Frank Tash | Tish Tash | F. Tashlin


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[on Tony Randall, 1965]: Randall takes direction beautifully. He filters it through his own mechanism. Some comedians imitate their directors. When you're working with Tony, you feel like a ballet master. His technique is as clean as a chess game. His control is beautiful to watch - an acting lesson for anyone interested in the art of acting. See more »


Worked as a gag writer for comedian Charley Chase at the Hal Roach Studio in the mid-1930s. See more »


His cartoons featured quick editing, wild and outrageous gags, and extremely odd angles



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