William Gerald Franey
(1889-06-23)June 23, 1889
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||December 6, 1940(1940-12-06) (aged 51)|
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Born in Chicago in 1889, 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.
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