Frank Orth Movies List

Frank Orth
Frank Orth
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Actor Frank Orth Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 62 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 62 movies
Here Come the Girls
Here Come the Girls ( English )
Director: Claude Binyon
Music Director: Lyn Murray
Release date: 22-10-1953
Houdini ( English )
Director: George Marshall
Music Director: Roy Webb
Release date: 02-07-1953
Something to Live For
Something to Live For ( English )
Director: George Stevens
Music Director: Victor Young , Victor Young
Release date: 07-03-1952
The Petty Girl
The Petty Girl ( English )
Director: Henry Levin
Release date: 17-08-1950
Father of the Bride
Father of the Bride ( English )
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Music Director: Adolph Deutsch , Douglas Shearer
Release date: 16-06-1950
The Great Rupert
The Great Rupert ( English )
Artist: Jimmy Durante , Terry Moore , Tom Drake , Frank Orth , Sara Haden
Director: Irving Pichel
Release date: 01-03-1950
Red Light
Red Light ( English )
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Music Director: Dimitri Tiomkin
Release date: 30-09-1949
Blondie's Secret
Blondie's Secret ( English )
Director: Edward Bernds
Music Director: Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Release date: 23-12-1948
The Big Clock
The Big Clock ( English )
Director: John Farrow
Release date: 09-04-1948
It Had to Be You
It Had to Be You ( English )
Music Director: Jack Haynes , Morris Stoloff
Release date: 01-12-1947
Showing 1 to 10 of 62 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 62 movies

Frank Orth Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Frank Orth (February 21, 1880 – March 17, 1962) was an American actor born in Philadelphia. He is probably best remembered for his portrayal of Inspector Faraday in the 1951-1953 television series Boston Blackie. By 1897, Orth was performing in vaudeville with his wife, Ann Codee, in an act called "Codee and Orth". In 1909, he expanded into song writing, with songs such as "The Phone Bell Rang" and "Meet Me on the Boardwalk, Dearie". His first contact with motion pictures was in 1928, when he was part of the first foreign-language shorts in sound produced by Warner Bros. He and his wife also appeared together in a series of two-reel comedies in the early 1930s. Orth's first major screen credit was in Prairie Thunder, a Dick Foran western, in 1937. From then on, he was often cast as bartenders, pharmacists, and grocery clerks, and always distinctly Irish. He had a recurring role in the Dr. Kildare series of films and also in the Nancy Drew series as the befuddled Officer Tweedy. Among his better roles were the newspaper man Cary Grant telephones early in His Girl Friday, one of the quartet singing "Gary Owen" in They Died with Their Boots On (thereby giving Errol Flynn as Gen. Custer the idea of associating the tune with the 7th Cavalry), and as the little man carrying the sign reading "The End Is Near" throughout Colonel Effingham's Raid. However, Orth is probably best remembered for his portrayal of Inspector Faraday in the 1951-1953 television series Boston Blackie. A short, plump, round-faced man, often smoking a cigar, Orth as Faraday wore his own dark-rimmed spectacles, though rarely in feature films. In 1959, Orth retired from show business after throat surgery. His wife died in 1961 after around fifty years of marriage. Orth died on March 17, 1962. He is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills next to his wife.

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