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|Also Known As:||Francis Curran Mchugh||Died:||September 11, 1981|
|Born:||May 23, 1898||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Homestead, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor|
Longtime actor Frank McHugh was practically born on stage, and amassed an amazing amount of screen credits throughout his career. Born into a theatrical family, McHugh began acting in vaudeville with his siblings and parents when he was a child, then later graduated to Broadway. He was hired by Warners in 1930 as a contract player, and appeared in a dizzying amount of titles in the '30s and '40s, often as comic relief. He played a supporting role to Edward G. Robinson in the crime film "The Widow from Chicago," appeared in the classic romantic comedy "The Front Page," and portrayed a dance director alongside good friend James Cagney in the Busby Berkeley production "Footlight Parade" in 1933. He had supporting roles in some of the era's most celebrated pictures, appearing in the Raoul Walsh thriller "The Roaring Twenties" and co-starring with Bing Crosby in his spiritually-themed musical "Going My Way
albatros1 ( 2007-09-18 )
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Frank McHugh (May 23, 1898 - September 11, 1981) was an American film and television actor. McHugh came from a theatrical family. His parents ran a stock theatre company and as a young child he performed on stage. His brother Matt and sister Kitty performed an act with him by the time he was ten years old. He debuted on Broadway in The Fall Guy in 1925, and Warner Bros. hired him as a contract player in 1930. He was married to Academy Award-nominated film editor, Dorothy Spencer. McHugh played everything from lead actor to sidekick and would often provide comedy relief. He appeared in over one hundred and fifty films and television productions, and worked with almost every star at Warner Bros. By the 1950s his film career began to slow and his smaller role in Career (1959) is emblematic of his career's decline during this period. From 1964 to 1965 he played the television role of Willis Walter on The Bing Crosby Show.
Michael6279 ( 2011-03-09 )
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McHugh was married only once to Dorothy Spencer from 1933 until his death in 1981. They had 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Frank appeared in more films with James Cagney than any other actor, 11 total between 1932 and 1953.
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