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Frank Jenks

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Biography

Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Wavy-haired American character actor and musician Frank Jenks was the son of advertising man Frank Jenks and pianist Lillian Sadler. After his family settled in Los Angeles, he attended the University of Southern California. He learned to play trumpet, trombone and clarinet, but eventually dropped out of college and embarked on leading a band on the West Coast vaudeville circuit. He then took the next step and became a song-and-dance man. From being a hoofer, he made his way to the legitimate stage and from there to movies, at first playing orchestra leaders. Read more...

Actor

Character: Red - Dancer

Swing Time 1936

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Character: Pepper White

Golden Boy 1939

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Character: Jerry - Assistant

You Can't Cheat an Honest Man 1939

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Character: Butch Reilly

Melody and Moonlight 1940

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Character: Sergeant Koslack

Thousands Cheer 1943

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Character: Larry - Song Leader on Train

The Human Comedy 1943

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Character: Deadpan Weaver

Hi'ya, Sailor 1943

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Character: 'Whitey'

Shantytown 1943

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Character: Dick Deyo

Two Girls and a Sailor 1944

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Character: Chick Doyle

Follow the Boys 1944

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Character: Lieutenant Higgins

The Falcon in Hollywood 1944

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Character: Snapper Anthony Walgreen

Ladies Courageous 1944

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Character: Sgt. Erwin

Strange Affair 1944

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Character: Pvt. 'Rosy' Rowman

Three Little Sisters 1944

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Character: Jack 'Curly' Berger

Dixie Jamboree 1944

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Character: Sinkewicz

Christmas in Connecticut 1945

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Character: Joe the Cabbie

That Brennan Girl 1946

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Character: Dance Contest M.C.

The Hoodlum Saint 1946

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Character: Pinky - Drunk

High Wall 1947

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Character: Frank, TV program manager

Shake, Rattle & Rock! 1956

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Character: Frank the Writer

Make Room for Daddy 1953

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Character: Himself - Actor

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: Candy Meyers

Adventures of Superman 1952

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Character: George Bigelow

December Bride 1954

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Character: Horace P. 'Blubber' Malloy

G.I. Honeymoon 1945

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Character: Sergeant Cary

Pete and Gladys 1960

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Character: Monty, Warehouse Night Man

Checkmate 1960

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