William Frawley Movies List

William Frawley
William Frawley
Burlington, Iowa, USA
Moonlight and Pretzels

Actor William Frawley Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 58 movies
I Love Lucy: The Movie
Artist: Lucille Ball , Desi Arnaz , Vivian Vance , William Frawley
Director: Edward Sedgwick
Release Year: 1953
Rancho Notorious
Rancho Notorious ( English )
Artist: Marlene Dietrich , Arthur Kennedy , Mel Ferrer , Gloria Henry , William Frawley
Director: Fritz Lang , Emmett Emerson
Music Director: Emil Newman
Release date: 01-03-1952
柠檬糖小孩 ( English )
Director: Sidney Lanfield
Music Director: Victor Young
Release date: 02-04-1951
Rhubarb ( English )
Artist: Ray Milland , Jan Sterling , Gene Lockhart , William Frawley , Elsie Holmes
Director: Dorothy Davenport
Release Year: 1951
Pretty Baby
Pretty Baby ( English )
Artist: Betsy Drake , Dennis Morgan , Zachary Scott , Edmund Gwenn , William Frawley
Director: Bretaigne Windust , Philip Quinn , Irva Mae Ross
Music Director:
Release date: 16-09-1950
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye ( English )
Director: Gordon Douglas
Music Director: Carmen Dragon
Release date: 04-08-1950
Blondie's Hero
Blondie's Hero ( English )
Artist: Penny Singleton , Arthur Lake , Larry Simms , Daisy , William Frawley
Director: Edward Bernds
Music Director: Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Release date: 09-03-1950
East Side, West Side
East Side, West Side ( English )
Artist: Barbara Stanwyck , James Mason , Van Heflin , Ava Gardner , Cyd Charisse
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Music Director: Miklós Rózsa
Release date: 22-12-1949
The Lady Takes a Sailor
Director: Michael Curtiz
Music Director: Max Steiner
Release date: 16-12-1949
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William Frawley Biography

William Frawley was born in Burlington, Iowa. As a boy he sang at St. Paul's Catholic Church and played at the Burlington Opera House. His first job was as a stenographer for the Union Pacific Railroad. He did vaudeville with his brother Paul, then joined pianist Franz Rath in an act they took to San Francisco in 1910. Four years later he formed a light comedy act with his new wife Edna Louise Broedt, "Frawley and Louise", touring the Orpheum and Keith circuits until they divorced in 1927. He next moved to Broadway and then, in 1932, to Hollywood with Paramount. By 1951, when he contacted Lucille Ball about a part in her TV show I Love Lucy (1951), he had performed in over 100 films. His Fred Mertz role lasted until the show ended in 1960, after which he did a five-year stint on My Three Sons (1960). Poor health forced his retirement. He collapsed of a heart attack on March 3, 1966, aged 79, walking along Hollywood Boulevard after seeing a movie. He is buried in San Fernando Mission Cemetery.

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