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Melvin Franklin (1942–1995)

Melvin Franklin was born on October 12, 1942 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA as David Melvin English. He was an actor, known for Pole Position (1984), Happy New Year (1987) and The Fall Guy (1981). He was married to Kimberly. He died on February 23, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Pole Position Wheels
(1984)
Happy New Year Temptation
(1987)
(1985)
(1985)

Filmography

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 1987 Happy New Year
Temptation (as David English)
 1984 Pole Position (TV Series short)
Wheels
- The Trouble with Kuma (1984) ... Wheels (voice, as Mel Franklin)
- Shadow of a Trout (1984) ... Wheels (voice, as Mel Franklin)
- The Secret (1984) ... Wheels (voice, as Mel Franklin)
- To Clutch a Thief (1984) ... Wheels (voice, as Mel Franklin)
- The Bear Affair (1984) ... Wheels (voice, as Mel Franklin)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Male vocalist on The Marvelettes' single "My Baby Must Be a Magician".

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | See more »

Alternate Names:

David English | Mel Franklin | The Temptations | The Temptions & The Supremes

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Speaking at the funeral of David Ruffin]: "As long as his memory lives in our hearts, he will be immortal. Let all of us pass his memory on to our children for generations to come, just as we have done for the late great Paul Williams and Marvin Gaye."

Trivia:

Portrayed by D.B. Woodside in The Temptations 1998 biographical miniseries The Temptations (1998). See more »

Trademark:

Bass singing voice

Nickname:

Blue

Star Sign:

Libra

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