William Frawley

American actor (1887–1966) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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William Clement Frawley (February 26, 1887 – March 3, 1966) was an American Vaudevillian and actor best remembered for playing landlord Fred Mertz in the sitcom I Love Lucy, "Bub" O'Casey in the comedy series My Three Sons from 1960-65 for its first five seasons, and the political advisor to the judge character in the film Miracle on 34th Street.

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William Frawley
Frawley in 1951
William Clement Frawley

(1887-02-26)February 26, 1887
DiedMarch 3, 1966(1966-03-03) (aged 79)
Resting placeSan Fernando Mission Cemetery
Other namesBill Frawley
Years active1914–1965
Edna Louise Broedt
(m. 1914; div. 1927)

Frawley began his career in Vaudeville in 1914 with his wife, Edna Louise Broedt. Their comedy act, "Frawley and Louise", continued until their divorce in 1927. He performed on Broadway multiple times. In 1916, he signed with Paramount Studios and appeared in more than 100 films over the next 35 years.[1]

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