Frank Albertson

Frank Albertson
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Francis Healey Albertson (February 2, 1909 – February 29, 1964) was an American character actor who made his debut in a minor part in Hollywood at age thirteen. He had supporting roles in films such as It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and Psycho (1960). Albertson made well over 100 appearances (1923–1964) in movies and television. In his early career he often sang and danced in such films as Just Imagine (1930) and A Connecticut Yankee (1931). He was featured in Alice Adams (1935) as the title character's brother, and in Room Service (1938) he played opposite the Marx Brothers. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces' First Motion Picture Unit making training films during World War II. As he aged he moved from featured roles to supporting and character parts—in his later career he can be seen as Sam Wainwright, the businessman fond of saying "Hee-Haw" in the movie It's a Wonderful Life (1946). Albertson portrayed future U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt in the 1956 episode "Rough Rider" of the CBS western television series My Friend Flicka. He guest starred in the early NBC western series The Californians and twice in the David Janssen crime drama Richard Diamond, Private Detective. He was cast in 1959 and 1962 in different roles on Walter Brennan's sitcom The Real McCoys. In 1960, he appeared as General Devery in the episode "Strange Encounter" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series Colt .45. In 1960, he played the wealthy rancher Tom Cassidy at the beginning of Psycho (1960) who provides the $40,000 in cash that Janet Leigh's character later steals. In the 1960-61 television season, he played the character Mr. Cooper in five episodes of the CBS sitcom Bringing Up Buddy, starring Frank Aletter. In 1964, Albertson was cast as Jim O'Neal in the episode "The Death of a Teacher" of the NBC education drama Mr. Novak. One of his final screen appearances was as "Sam," the bewildered mayor of Sweet Apple, Ohio, in the 1963 film musical Bye Bye Birdie. His last appearance was on The Andy Griffith Show, in which he played a Marine commander completing an inspection. The episode aired on May 19, 1964, three months after Albertson died.
Name Frank Albertson
Also Known As Francis Healey Albertson, Frankie
Birthday 1909-02-02
Deathday 1964-02-29
Gender Male
IMDB Frank Albertson profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA
As: Tom Cassidy
1960-09-08
Psycho...
As: Sam Wainwright
1947-01-07
It's a Wonderful Lif...
As: Mayor
1963-04-04
Bye Bye Birdie...
As: Dr. Edward Gurston
1957-05-13
Nightfall...
As: Freddie Miller
1939-06-30
Bachelor Mother...
As: Charlie Wilson
1936-05-29
Fury...
As: Patrolman Al Wilson
1946-05-03
They Made Me a Kille...
As: Walter Adams
1935-08-23
Alice Adams...
As: Lt. J.G. Crain
1957-12-25
The Enemy Below...
As: Leo Davis
1938-09-30
Room Service...
As: Larry Doyle
1942-01-23
Man From Headquarter...
As: Sanders
1941-03-24
Ellery Queen's Penth...
As: Hutton - Police Dete
1948-06-09
Shed No Tears...
As: Bill Blakely
1963-10-01
Johnny Cool...
As: RT-42
1930-11-23
Just Imagine...
As: Paul Snavely
1961-09-20
Man-Trap...
As: Jack Mangan
1958-10-24
The Last Hurrah...
As: Frank Sheldon
1930-06-06
Born Reckless...
As: Hank
1953-12-15
Girl on the Run...
As: Henry T. 'Hank' Park
1940-02-23
Framed...
As: Arthur Miller
1935-12-06
Ah, Wilderness!...
As: Johnny Saunders
1931-06-12
Big Business Girl...
As: Emile le Poulet / Cl
1931-04-06
A Connecticut Yankee...
As: Benny Collins
1938-11-18
The Shining Hour...
As: Midshipman Albert Ed
1929-09-01
Salute...
As: Emmett Dalton
1940-08-23
When the Daltons Rod...
As: Michael Jerome
1943-11-23
Mystery Broadcast...
As: Sam Archer
1933-10-28
Ever in My Heart...
As: Allan Blaine, August
1934-04-27
The Last Gentleman...
As: David Clark
1931-11-13
Way Back Home...
As: Ronny Hillyer aka Bi
1935-10-04
Waterfront Lady...
As: Daniel Patrick Ryan
1934-06-20
Hollywood Hoodlum...
As: Larry
1932-05-14
Huddle...
As: Jimmy Brown
1935-07-10
Doubting Thomas...
As: Don Hayes
1933-12-01
Rainbow Over Broadwa...
As: Matt Ryan
1938-09-23
Fugitives for a Nigh...
As: Jeff Flavin
1940-12-20
Behind the News...
As: Jim Thompson
1933-06-09
Ann Carver's Profess...
As: Tom Hamilton Jr.
1938-07-29
Mother Carey's Chick...
As: Stacy Adams
1930-04-13
Spring Is Here...
As: Steve Evans
1938-05-13
Hold That Kiss...
As: Little Soldier
1945-07-12
I Love a Soldier...
As: Oliver
1944-04-25
And the Angels Sing...
As: Max Herman
1947-08-27
The Hucksters...
As: Barry Greene
1931-08-15
Traveling Husbands...
As: Ranny Truesdale
1934-06-14
The Life of Vergie W...
As: Ensign Price
1930-02-08
Men Without Women...
As: Kicker
1930-03-09
Son of the Gods...
As: Peter Santard
1935-12-06
Kind Lady...
As: Bob
1934-02-28
Love Detectives...
As: Tom Hood
1932-12-06
The Lost Special...
As: Skeet Mulroy
1929-08-18
Words and Music...
As: Larry Grayson
1930-07-05
Wild Company...
As: Mark Adams
1941-03-28
Man Made Monster...
As: Kent Fletcher
1935-10-26
Personal Maid's Secr...
As: Bit (uncredited)
1923-03-15
The Covered Wagon...
As: Hat
1938-11-11
Spring Madness...
As: Bill Ferris
1940-08-05
Dr. Christian Meets ...
As: Dick Morris
1933-12-09
King for a Night...
As: Weeks
1937-11-19
Navy Blue and Gold...
As: Russell H. Burns
1933-09-22
Midshipman Jack...
As: Davy Davenport
1936-03-27
The Farmer in the De...
As: Mike Weldon
1941-10-16
Burma Convoy...
As: 'Dapper' Dan Frankli
1943-12-31
O, My Darling Clemen...
As: Worker at the Taxide
1956-06-01
The Man Who Knew Too...
As: Jimmy Dugan
1941-07-19
Father Steps Out...
As: Charlie Doran
1944-04-08
Rosie the Riveter...
As: Johnny Davis
1942-12-03
Underground Agent...
As: Jim Rogers
1941-07-23
Citadel of Crime...
As: Joe Maxwell
1943-11-15
Here Comes Elmer...
As: Gil Davis
1942-10-12
City of Silent Men...
As: William T. Allen
1947-08-02
Killer Dill...
As: Tom Mitchell
1945-09-11
Arson Squad...
As: Jerry Markham
1942-06-30
Junior G-Men of the ...
As: Stephen Forester
1931-09-19
The Brat...
As: Frankie Albertson
1929-09-16
Happy Days...
As: Himself
1939-09-02
Rhumba Rhythm at the...
As: Bruce L. Strong - At
1943-01-15
Silent Witness...
As: Frankie Dowell
1946-01-25
Gay Blades...
As: Frank
1943-03-01
Keep 'em Slugging...
As: Herbert Walcott
1962-04-13
Don't Knock the Twis...
As: Lieutenant James J.
1942-03-26
Shepherd of the Ozar...
As: John Fitzgerald
1935-01-04
Enter Madame...
As: Tom Brandon
1945-12-24
How DOooo You Do...
As: Jack
1934-07-27
Tripping Through the...
As: Bob Wilson
1938-07-16
The Magician's Daugh...
As: Unknown
1965-09-19
The F.B.I....
As: Unknown
1957-09-21
Perry Mason...
As: Unknown
1948-11-07
Studio One...
As: Unknown
1957-10-04
Leave It to Beaver...
As: Unknown
1955-10-02
Alfred Hitchcock Pre...
As: Unknown
1948-10-03
The Philco Televisio...
As: Unknown
1957-07-01
Richard Diamond, Pri...
As: Unknown
1950-10-02
Lux Video Theatre...
As: Unknown
1958-09-23
Bronco...
As: Unknown
1958-09-06
Wanted: Dead or Aliv...
As: Unknown
1951-08-03
Tales of Tomorrow...
As: Unknown
1960-01-12
Johnny Midnight...
As: Unknown
1950-10-03
The Billy Rose Show...
As: Unknown
1960-10-03
The Andy Griffith Sh...
As: Unknown
1955-09-20
Cheyenne...
As: Unknown
1951-12-24
Hallmark Hall of Fam...
As: Unknown
1959-10-07
Hawaiian Eye...
As: Unknown
1954-09-12
Lassie...
As: Unknown
1960-10-10
Bringing Up Buddy...
As: Unknown
1961-09-25
87th Precinct...
As: Unknown
1962-09-15
Sam Benedict...
As: Unknown
1962-10-03
Going My Way...
As: Unknown
1962-09-19
The Virginian...
As: Unknown
1958-09-22
Peter Gunn...
As: Unknown
1957-10-03
The Real McCoys...
As: Unknown
1960-09-14
The Aquanauts...
As: Unknown
1963-10-04
Bob Hope Presents th...
As: Unknown
1955-01-19
The Millionaire...
As: Unknown
1960-09-13
Thriller...
As: Unknown
1957-09-20
M Squad...
As: Unknown
1958-10-05
Lawman...
As: Unknown
1957-09-17
Sugarfoot...
As: Unknown
1963-09-24
Mr. Novak...
As: Unknown
1956-10-05
Dick Powell's Zane G...
As: Unknown
1950-01-30
Robert Montgomery Pr...
As: Unknown
1956-09-25
State Trooper...
As: Unknown
1957-01-01
Official Detective...
As: Unknown
1960-09-30
Michael Shayne...
As: Unknown
1961-01-24
Tallahassee 7000...
As: Unknown
1957-09-22
Maverick...
As: Unknown
1960-09-27
The Tom Ewell Show...