Frankie Thomas

D.O.B: Apr 09, 1921 |

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Frank Marion Thomas Jr. (April 9, 1921 – May 11, 2006), credited as Frankie Thomas, was an American actor, author and bridge-strategy expert who played both lead and supporting roles on Broadway, in films, in post-World War II radio, and in early television.

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Frank Marion Thomas Jr. (April 9, 1921 – May 11, 2006), credited as Frankie Thomas, was an American actor, author and bridge-strategy expert who played both lead and supporting roles on Broadway, in films, in post-World War II radio, and in early television. He was best known for his starring role in Tom Corbett, Space Cadet. He was only 11 when he accompanied his mother to a casting office, where he stood in the background while his mother asked about possible openings in new Broadway shows. The agent replied, I have nothing that suits you, Mona, but I can use the boy. Thomas wound up in a small part in Carry Nation (1932), where Jimmy Stewart was cast as a constable. Thomas appeared in six other Broadway plays between 1932 and 1936, including Little Ol Boy with Burgess Meredith, Thunder on the Left, Wednesdays Child, The First Legion, Remember the Day, in which he appeared with his father, and Seen But Not Heard. In Wednesdays Child he played the role of Bobby Phillips, the longest stage part ever written for a child performer. Thomas also developed a lifelong fascination with the character of Sherlock Holmes during this period, when he saw William Gillette perform the part during his farewell tour. Thomass last A film was Boys Town (1938) with Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney. Thomas was Freddy Fuller, Boys Towns mayor, and was not asked to appear in the sequel, Men of Boys Town (1941). He then appeared in a string of B films such as Little Tough Guys in Society and Nancy Drew...