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Frank Orth

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Biography

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Orth started his career in vaudeville in 1897. He married Ann Codee who would be his wife for fifty years until her death in 1961. Together they were billed as Codee and Orth. He entered movies by making the first foreign language film shorts in sound for Warner Bros. in 1928. That started him on a long career of small parts, often playing cops or bartenders and always Irish. His best known role was as Inspector Faraday in the "Boston Blackie" TV series. He retired in 1959 after undergoing throat surgery. Read more...

Actor

Character: Tommy - Bartender

Two Against the World 1936

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Character: Convict in Bunkhouse

San Quentin 1937

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Character: Roseland Waiter

Submarine D-1 1937

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Character: Joe Higgins - Night Watchman

The Patient in Room 18 1938

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Character: Chef in Diner

At the Circus 1939

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Character: Captain Tweedy

Nancy Drew... Reporter 1939

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Character: Newspaperman with Pills

Stanley and Livingstone 1939

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Character: Wedding Witness on Stage

Dust Be My Destiny 1939

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Character: Benny Zinsser

Idiot's Delight 1939

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Character: Waiter at Fat Dutchy's

Brother Orchid 1940

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Character: New York Editor

The Doctor Takes a Wife 1940

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Character: Baxter - Livery Stable Owner

The Strawberry Blonde 1941

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Character: Subway Cashier

Skylark 1941

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Character: Shino McGoon

Unholy Partners 1941

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Character: Joe - Lion Owner

Road Show 1941

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Character: T.C. Barrett, the Hobo

Kisses for Breakfast 1941

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Character: Rex Willet

Orchestra Wives 1942

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Character: Secondhand Clothes Dealer

Tales of Manhattan 1942

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Character: Saloon Waiter / Member of quartette, 'Irish' number

Coney Island 1943

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Character: Lou, Bartender at Sharkey's

Hello Frisco, Hello 1943

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Character: NYC Bartender

The Meanest Man in the World 1943

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Character: Sherman - Shooting Gallery Owner

Buffalo Bill 1944

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Character: Opera Cloak Room Attendant

The Lost Weekend 1945

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Character: Stage Manager at The Bijou

The Dolly Sisters 1945

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Character: Floyd Greer

Lady in the Lake 1947

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Character: Train Conductor Brown

It Had to Be You 1947

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Character: Mr. Hungerford

Here Come the Girls 1953

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Character: Greenville Patient

Not as a Stranger 1955

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Character: Smith

Wilson 1944

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Character: Cafe Maitre d' at End

Summer Storm 1944

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