Billy Franey

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William Gerald Franey (June 23, 1889 December 6, 1940) was an American film actor.[1]

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Billy Franey
Franey in 1922
William Gerald Franey

(1889-06-23)June 23, 1889
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedDecember 6, 1940(1940-12-06) (aged 51)
Years active1914–1940

Born in Chicago in 1889,[2] Franey appeared in more than 400 films between 1914 and 1941, mostly playing comedic roles. He was an actor of disheveled appearance and fuzzy mustache, usually in a suit a couple of sizes too big. His late career included numerous uncredited appearances in classics like Bringing Up Baby, and he also appeared as the father-in-law of Edgar Kennedy in several of his series of short comedies.

Franey contracted influenza and died from complications involving the illness in 1940.[2]

in his funeral the Mouners were Gale Henry, Vivian Oakland, Milburn Morante, Edgar Kennedy, and Max Asher (actor)

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