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Overview (5)

Born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA
Died in Santa Monica, California, USA  (in his sleep)
Birth NameFrancis Healey Albertson
Nickname Frankie
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Frank Albertson entered the film industry in 1922 as a prop boy, but soon graduated into acting. He was a prolific and reliable character actor who occasionally played the lead in a "B" picture, but was used mainly as a supporting actor in scores of films, often cast as a wisecracking cab driver, a cop or a reporter.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (2)

Grace Albertson (29 May 1943 - 29 February 1964) ( his death) ( 3 children)
Virginia Shelley (7 March 1931 - 18 May 1943) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (6)

Screen, stage, and television actor.
Appeared in uncredited roles from 1922, working under the tutelage of James Cruze with whom he began in The Covered Wagon (1923).
Not related to Mabel Albertson or Jack Albertson.
Is of Irish heritage.
Was in three Oscar Best Picture nominees: Alice Adams (1935), Wake Island (1942) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
His youngest daughter, Mundy Jo, was killed along with her maternal grandfather on Jul 20, 1956. Her mother, Grace Albertson lost control of her vehicle on the New York State Thruway, and the Volkswagen van overturned three times before landing on its top.

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