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Frank McHugh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Francis Curray "Frank" McHugh (May 23, 1898 – September 11, 1981) was an American film and television actor. Born in Homestead, Pennsylvania, McHugh came from a theatrical family. His parents ran a stock theatre company and as a young child he performed on stage. His brother Matt and sister Kitty performed an act with him by the time he was ten years old, but the family quit the stage around 1930. Another brother, Ed, became a stage manager and agent in New York. McHugh debuted on Broadway in The Fall Guy in 1925. Warner Bros. hired him as a contract player in 1930. McHugh played everything from lead actor to sidekick and would often provide comedy relief. He appeared in over 150 films and television productions and worked with almost every star at Warner Bros. He was a close friend of James Cagney and appeared in more Cagney movies than any other actor. He appeared with him in eleven movies between 1932 and 1953. Their friendship lasted until McHugh's death. By the 1950s his film career had begun to decline, as evinced by his smaller role in Career (1959). From 1964 to 1965 he played the role of Willie Walters, a live-in handyman, on ABC's sitcom The Bing Crosby Show. His last television appearance was as Charlie Wingate in the episode "The Fix-It Man" on CBS's Lancer western series. McHugh played a handyman in that role too. McHugh was married to Dorothy Spencer. He had three children and two grandchildren. Description above from the Wikipedia article Frank McHugh, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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May 23, 1898 In Homestead, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Dawn Patrol 1930-07-10
Latest Project:
Series Lancer 1968-09-24
Known For
Poster of The Lucy Show
Poster of The Defenders
Poster of Route 66
Poster of The Pace That Thrills
Series Lancer Unknown 1968-09-24
Movie Way Down Cellar Constable Seely 1968-01-07
Movie Easy Come, Easy Go Captain Jack 1967-05-28
Series F Troop Unknown 1965-09-14
Series The Bing Crosby Show Willie Walters 1964-09-14
Movie A Tiger Walks Bill Watkins 1964-04-12
Series The Lucy Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Series Going My Way Unknown 1962-10-03
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Series The Defenders Henry Schell 1961-09-16
Series Outlaws Unknown 1960-09-26
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie Say One for Me Jim Dugan 1959-06-19
Movie Career Charlie Gallagher 1959-10-08
Movie The Last Hurrah Festus Garvey 1958-10-23
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie There's No Business Like Show Business Eddie Dugan 1954-12-16
Movie It Happens Every Thursday Fred Hawley 1953-04-22
Movie A Lion Is in the Streets Frank Rector 1953-09-23
Movie The Pace That Thrills Rocket Anderson 1952-03-01
Movie My Son John Father O'Dowd 1952-04-08
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Movie The Tougher They Come Gig Rafferty 1950-11-16
Movie Paid in Full Ben, Bartender 1950-02-15
Series Armstrong Circle Theatre Unknown 1950-06-06
Movie Mighty Joe Young Windy 1949-07-27
Movie Miss Grant Takes Richmond Kilcoyne 1949-10-20
Movie The Velvet Touch Ernie Boyle 1948-07-13
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Carnegie Hall John Donovan 1947-02-28
Movie Easy Come, Easy Go Carey 1947-03-07
Movie The Hoodlum Saint Three Finger 1946-04-04
Movie Little Miss Big Charlie Bryan 1946-01-01
Movie The Runaround Wally Quayle 1946-06-04
Movie A Medal for Benny Edgar Lovekin 1945-04-16
Movie State Fair McGee 1945-08-29
Movie Marine Raiders Sgt. Louis Leary 1944-07-11
Movie Going My Way Father Timothy O'Dowd 1944-05-15
Movie Bowery to Broadway Joe Kirby 1944-11-03
Movie All Through the Night Barney 1942-01-10
Movie Her Cardboard Lover Chappie Champagne 1942-07-16
Movie Four Mothers Ben Crowley 1941-01-04
Movie Back Street Ed Porter 1941-02-07
Movie Manpower Omaha 1941-08-09
Movie Alex in Wonderland Narrator (voice) 1940-03-09
Movie The Fighting 69th "Crepe Hanger" Burke 1940-01-27
Movie Virginia City Mr. Upjohn 1940-03-23
Movie I Love You Again 'Doc' Ryan 1940-08-09
Movie 'Til We Meet Again Rockingham T. Rockingham 1940-04-20
Movie City for Conquest 'Mutt' 1940-09-21
Movie Daughters Courageous George 1939-06-23
Movie Wings of the Navy Scat Allen 1939-02-11
Movie Dodge City Joe Clemens 1939-04-08
Movie Indianapolis Speedway Spuds Connors 1939-08-05
Movie Dust Be My Destiny Caruthers 1939-09-16
Movie The Roaring Twenties Danny Green 1939-10-28
Movie Four Wives Ben Crowley 1939-12-22
Movie On Your Toes Paddy Reilly 1939-10-14
Movie He Couldn't Say No Lambert T. Hunkins 1938-03-19
Movie Little Miss Thoroughbred Tod Harrington 1938-06-04
Movie Breakdowns of 1938 Himself 1938-02-07
Movie Swing Your Lady Popeye Bronson 1938-01-08
Movie Four Daughters Ben Crowley 1938-08-09
Movie Valley of the Giants 'Fingers' McCarthy 1938-09-17
Movie Boy Meets Girl Rossetti 1938-08-27
Movie Marry the Girl David Partridge 1937-07-13
Movie Ever Since Eve Mike 'Mabel DeCraven' McGillicuddy 1937-07-15
Movie Mr. Dodd Takes the Air Sniffer Sears 1937-08-11
Movie Submarine D-1 "Lucky" Jones 1937-11-27
Movie Moonlight Murder William 1936-03-27
Movie Freshman Love Coach Hammond 1936-01-18
Movie Snowed Under Orlando Rowe 1936-03-29
Movie Three Men on a Horse Erwin Trowbridge 1936-11-21
Movie Bullets or Ballots Herman 1936-06-06
Movie Stage Struck Sid 1936-09-12
Movie Devil Dogs of the Air Crash Kelly 1935-02-09
Movie The Irish in Us Mike O'Hara 1935-07-31
Movie Maybe It's Love Willie Sands 1935-01-12
Movie Gold Diggers of 1935 Humbolt Prentiss 1935-03-15
Movie Page Miss Glory Ed Olson 1935-09-07
Movie A Midsummer Night's Dream Quince 1935-10-09
Movie Stars Over Broadway Offkey Cramer 1935-11-23
Movie A Dream Comes True Himself (uncredited) 1935-12-31
Movie Heat Lightning Frank 1934-03-01
Movie Fashions of 1934 Snap 1934-02-14
Movie Merry Wives of Reno Al 1934-04-18
Movie Hollywood Newsreel Himself 1934-03-24
Movie Smarty George 1934-05-19
Movie 6 Day Bike Rider Clinton 1934-10-20
Movie Happiness Ahead Tom 1934-10-27
Movie Here Comes the Navy Droopy Mullins 1934-07-21
Movie Private Jones Unknown 1933-03-25
Movie Elmer, the Great Healy High-Hips 1933-04-29
Movie Ex-Lady Hugo Van Hugh 1933-05-15
Movie Lilly Turner David 'Dave' Dixon 1933-05-13
Movie Mystery of the Wax Museum Jim 1933-02-18
Movie Parachute Jumper Toodles Cooper 1933-01-28
Movie Grand Slam Philip 'Speed' McCann 1933-02-22
Movie The Telegraph Trail Corporal Tippy 1933-03-18
Movie From Headquarters Man picked up by police wagon 1933-11-06
Movie Convention City Will Goodwin 1933-12-14
Movie The House on 56th Street Chester Hunt 1933-12-23
Movie Hold Me Tight Billy 1933-05-20
Movie Havana Widows Mr. Duffy, the Lawyer 1933-11-18
Movie Son of a Sailor Gaga 1933-11-29
Movie Tomorrow at Seven Clancy 1933-06-01
Movie Professional Sweetheart Speed Dennis 1933-06-09
Movie Footlight Parade Francis the Dance Director 1933-10-21
Movie The Crowd Roars Spud Connors 1932-04-16
Movie Union Depot The Drunk 1932-01-14
Movie The Strange Love of Molly Louvain Skeets, a Reporter 1932-05-28
Movie High Pressure Mike Donahey 1932-01-30
Movie The Dark Horse Joe 1932-06-16
Movie Blessed Event Reilly 1932-09-10
Movie One Way Passage Skippy 1932-10-04
Movie Life Begins Ringer Banks 1932-09-10
Movie Up for Murder Collins 1931-05-26
Movie The Front Page McCue 1931-04-04
Movie Kiss Me Again Francois 1931-02-23
Movie Millie John Holmes 1931-02-08
Movie Men of the Sky Unknown 1931-06-20
Movie Traveling Husbands Pinkie 1931-08-15
Movie Corsair 'Chub' Hopping 1931-11-28
Movie Bad Company Doc-Henchmen 1931-11-08
Movie The Hot Spot Unknown 1931-09-14
Movie The Dawn Patrol Flaherty 1930-07-10
Movie Top Speed Tad Jordan 1930-08-24
Movie Going Wild 'Ricky' Freeman 1930-12-21
Movie The Widow from Chicago Slug O'Donnell 1930-11-23
Movie Bright Lights Fish 1930-09-21