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Frankie Thomas (I) (1921–2006)

This one-time wiry, curly-haired juvenile actor of 30s Depression era films grabbed major focus toward the end of his acting career as 50s space hero Tom Corbett on the smaller screen, then moved away from the limelight finally seeing his future in the cards. He was born Frank M. Thomas, Jr. on April 9, 1921, the only child of acting Manhattanites ... See full bio »

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 1958 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
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- Bilko Joins the Navy (1958) ... Seaman Freddie (uncredited)
 1954 First Love (TV Series)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Valley Forge (1951) ... (as Frank Thomas)
 1949-1950 The Clock (TV Series)
- Someone Must Die (1950)
- Too Much Money (1949)
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
- Father Malachy's Miracle (1950) ... (as Frank Thomas)
 1950 Escape (TV Series)
- The Bellhop Story (1950) ... Bellhop (as Frankie Thomas Jr.)
 1949 One Man's Family (TV Series)
Cliff Barbour #1 (1949) (as Frank Thomas Jr.)
 1949 Suspense (TV Series)
- Dr. Violet (1949) ... Art (as Frank Thomas Jr.)
 1949 Volume One (TV Series)
- The Bellhop's Story (1949) ... Bellhop (as Frankie Thomas Jr.)
 1949 A Woman to Remember (TV Series)
Charley Anderson
 1947 The Borden Show (TV Series)
- A French Dilemma (1947)
 1942 The Major and the Minor
Cadet Osborne
 1942 Always in My Heart
Martin Scott
 1941 Flying Cadets
Newton R. Adams / Ames
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Hartzell Spence
 1939 Invisible Stripes
 1939 On Dress Parade
Cadet Lt. Murphy
 1939 Angels Wash Their Faces
Gabe Ryan
 1939 Code of the Streets
Bob Lewis
 1939 Nancy Drew... Reporter
Ted Nickerson (as Frank Thomas Jr.)
 1938 Boys Town
Freddie Fuller
 1934 Wednesday's Child
Bobby Phillips
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Stage Play: The First Legion. Drama. Written by Emmett Lavery. Directed by Anthony Brown. 46th Street Theatre: 1 Oct 1934- Jan 1935 (closing date unknown/112 performances). Cast: Lester Atwell, Robert Barrett, Charles Coburn, Charles Danforth, Pedro de Cordoba, Thomas Ewell, Thomas Findlay, Joe Fitzmaurice, John Foster, William Ingersoll, ... See more »

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3 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Frankie Thomas Jr. | Frank Thomas Jr. | Frank Thomas

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Personal Quote:

I have no regrets. I got all the breaks I had coming. I consider myself to have been very lucky during my career, especially in knowing when to leave it. I smile when I think of those years but I've never missed any part of acting.


Son of actor Frank M. Thomas and actress Mona Bruns. See more »

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