Character actor, Frank Albertson, was born Francis Healey Albertson on Feb 2, 1909 in Fergus Falls, MN. Albertson died at the age of 55 on Feb 29, 1964 in Santa Monica, CA .
Frank Albertson appeared in over 185 film and TV roles in a career spanning over 40 years. Most notably, he appeared as 'Hee-Haw' Sam Wainwright in It's a Wonderful Life, millionaire Tom Cassidy (who's money is stolen by Janet Leigh) in Psycho, Katharine Hepburn's brother in Alice Adams, playwright Leo Davis in Room Service (opposite The Marx Brothers) and the Mayor of Sweet Apple in Bye Bye Birdie.(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
Polly: I got it for Christmas!
Freddie: This Christmas or last Christmas?
June Lawrence: [referring to Dr. Rivas] He's a genius in his line.
Mark Adams: Maybe, but I'll bet he spent his childhood stickin' pins into butterflies.
Leo Davis: I'll give you the best performance you ever saw in a hotel bedroom!
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