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Frank Readick (1897–1965)

Frank Readick was born on November 6, 1897 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Frank Marvin Readick Jr. He was an actor, known for Journey Into Fear (1943). He died in 1965 in the USA. See full bio »


(age 67) in USA

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Journey Into Fear
Sat, May 29 11:00 PM PDT on TCM (631)

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 1943 Journey Into Fear
 1932 The Circus Show-Up (Short)
The Shadow (voice, uncredited)
 1932/II The Red Shadow (Short)
The Shadow (voice, uncredited)
 1931 House of Mystery (Short)
The Shadow (voice, uncredited)
 1931 Sealed Lips (Short)
The Shadow (voice, uncredited)
 1931/I Trapped (Short)
The Shadow (voice, uncredited)
 1931 A Burglar to the Rescue (Short)
The Shadow (voice, uncredited)
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 2016 Embers & Dust (Short)
Reporter Carl Phillips
 2012 CBS News Sunday Morning (TV Series)
Self - War of the Worlds Broadcast (segment "No Foolin'")
- Less than 1%/The Lucky One/Sure Shot?/On the Road/Patti Smith/No Foolin' (2012) ... Self - War of the Worlds Broadcast (segment "No Foolin'")

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Other Works:

He played the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come in the Campbell Soup Playhouse's radio production of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol".

Did You Know?


Following James La Curto, who originated the role, Frank Readick was the voice of the radio character, The Shadow, on Street & Smith Detective Story Hour. Orson Welles, his co-star in the "The War of the Worlds" broadcast, and in Journey Into Fear (1943), also played The Shadow on radio. See more »

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