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Frank Albertson
Frank Albertson
Birth name: Francis Healey Albertson
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Film; Television
Roles: Actor
Date of birth: February 2nd, 1909
Place of birth: Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Date of death: February 29th, 1964
Place of death: Santa Fe, California
1st Horror: Man Made Monster (1941)

Francis Healey Albertson was an American film actor. He was born on February 2nd, 1909. His first work in a horror feature was playing a character named Mark Adams in George Waggner's 1941 sci-fi/horror classic, Man Made Monster. In 1960, Frank played the role of Tom Cassidy in Alfred Hitchcock's perennial thriller Psycho. That same year, Frank played the role of Charles Salisbury in the "Man in the Middle" episode of the anthology series Thriller, hosted by Boris Karloff. Frank Albertson passed away in Santa Monica, California on February 29th, 1964 at the age of 55. He was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Los Angeles County, California. [1]

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Frank Albertson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Frank Albertson served in the First Motion Picture Unit of the United States Army during World War II.
  • Was married to Virginia Shelley from 1931-1943.
  • He was married to Grace Gillern from 1943 until his death in 1964.

Other works Edit

  • Frank Albertson is best known for playing Sam Wainright - best buddy to Jimmy Stewart's George Bailey in Frank Capra's 1946 holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life.

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