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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 (1942). He died in 1965 in the USA. See full bio »


(age 67) in USA

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Journey Into Fear


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 1942 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)
Himself - War of the Worlds Broadcast (segment "No Foolin'")
- Less than 1%/The Lucky One/Sure Shot?/On the Road/Patti Smith/No Foolin' (2012) ... Himself - 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?


Achieved his greatest renown as the doomed CBS reporter Carl Phillips in the 1938 radio production of The War of the Worlds. Readick modeled his performance on WLS reporter Herbert Morrison's coverage of the Hindenberg disaster the previous year. Readick would later appear in one film alongside War of the Worlds co-star Orson Welles, Journey Into Fear (1942).

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