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Frankie Darro (Frank Johnson)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born into a show-business family - his parents were circus aerialists - Frankie Darro appeared in his first film at age six. Due to his small size and youthful appearance, he played teenagers well into his 20s. Always a physical performer, Darro often did his own stunts, many times out of necessity - his small stature made it difficult to find stunt doubles his size. He was an accomplished horseman and, in addition to westerns, made several films where he played jockeys. Read more...

Actor

Character: Boy Who Dances with Hertha

Flesh and the Devil 1926

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Character: Matt as a Boy

The Public Enemy 1931

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Character: Larry Claudet - as a Boy

The Sin of Madelon Claudet 1931

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Character: Fedor as a Boy

The Mad Genius 1931

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Character: Alec, as a Child

Tugboat Annie 1933

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Character: Norman Frink

The Merry Frinks 1934

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Character: Frankie Baxter

The Phantom Empire 1935

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Character: Spike Salisbury

The Ex-Mrs. Bradford 1936

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Character: Morgan's Jockey

A Day at the Races 1937

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Character: Dixie Gordon

Saratoga 1937

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Character: 'Dink' Reid

Thoroughbreds Don't Cry 1937

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Character: Frankie Ryan

Up in the Air 1940

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Character: Frankie Monahan

Let's Go Collegiate 1941

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Character: Jack 'Sock' Anderson

Tuxedo Junction 1941

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Character: Gig Jackson

Sons of New Mexico 1949

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Character: Bellboy Captain

Living It Up 1954

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Character: Jim Bascom

The Lawless Rider 1954

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Character: Ben, a Jockey

Racing Blood 1954

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Character: Feri Ats

No Greater Glory 1934

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Character: Billy Arnet

Peter Gunn 1958

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Character: Sonny Williams

December Bride 1954

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Character: Pharmacist Mate Dooley

Operation Petticoat 1959

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Character: Fred aka Sonny

Checkmate 1960

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