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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 Ghostbusters (1984), The Mercy Man (2009) and Broadway Danny Rose (1984). He was married to Lois Meridan. He died on January 24, 2015 in Manhattan, New York City. See full bio »

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 2017 Blood Drinker (Video) (completed)
 2009 The Mercy Man
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 2007 Black Ribbon
Ted Richardson
 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.


In 1983, he sued "Uncle Floyd" Vivino for $35 million for defamation of character; Uncle Floyd had made fun of him in a sketch, calling him "Joe Frankfurter". The case was settled out of court. See more »


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