Job Actor
Years active 1923-1964
Known for Wisecracking cab driver, a cop or a reporter
Top Roles Sam Wainwright, Tom Cassidy, Max Herman, Emile le Poulet / Clarence, Skeet Mulroy
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Crime, Adventure, Action
Top TopicsBook-Based, Romance (Comic), True Story (based on)
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), (Producer), (Director)
Shares birthday with Bonita Granville, Elaine Stritch, Frank Lloyd  see more..

Frank Albertson Overview:

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).



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Frank Albertson Quotes:

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.

Freddie: [referring to the baby] Where did it come from?
Polly: I got it for Christmas!
Freddie: This Christmas or last Christmas?

Leo Davis: I'll give you the best performance you ever saw in a hotel bedroom!

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Early, largely uncredited roles from 1922, had him cast under the name James Cruze

Entered films in 1922.

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