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Frank Faylen

Frank Faylen



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Also Known As: Frank Ruff Died: August 2, 1985
Born: December 8, 1905 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ... actor pantomimist song-and-dance man vaudevillian clown


Veteran character player, who first appeared onstage at the age of eighteen months in parents vaudeville act. In his 20s Faylen made the transition from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to touch guys in films of the 1930s. One of his most memorable performances is as the sadistic male nurse in "The Lost Weekend" (1945). Faylen also played archetypal 1950s teenager Dobie Gillis's father on the popular TV series, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (1959-63).

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