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Frank S. Ferguson (born December 25, 1899, Ferndale, California – died September 12, 1978, Los Angeles) was an American character actor with hundreds of appearances in both film and television.

Ferguson's best known role was as the Swedish ranch handyman, Gus Broeberg, on the CBS television series, My Friend Flicka, based on a novel of the same name. He appeared with Gene Evans, Johnny Washbrook and Anita Louise. At this time, Ferguson also portrayed the Calverton veterinarian in the first several seasons of CBS's Lassie.

He made his film debut in 1939 in Gambling on the High Seas (released in 1940), and appeared in nearly 200 feature films and hundreds of TV episodes subsequently.

Film appearances include: McDougal's House of Horrors (1948), Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair 1952. Television series appearances include The Pride of the Family, The Andy Griffith Show, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Peyton Place and Perry Mason.

Ferguson died in Los Angeles of cancer on September 12, 1978.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Frank S. Ferguson (born December 25, 1899, Ferndale, California – died September 12, 1978, Los Angeles) was an American character actor with hundreds of appearances in both film and television.

Ferguson's best known role was as the Swedish ranch handyman, Gus Broeberg, on the CBS television series, My Friend Flicka, based on a novel of the same name. He appeared with Gene Evans, Johnny Washbrook and Anita Louise. At this time, Ferguson also portrayed the Calverton veterinarian in the first several seasons of CBS's Lassie.

He made his film debut in 1939 in Gambling on the High Seas (released in 1940), and appeared in nearly 200 feature films and hundreds of TV episodes subsequently.

Film appearances include: McDougal's House of Horrors (1948), Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair 1952. Television series appearances include The Pride of the Family, The Andy Griffith Show, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Peyton Place and Perry Mason.

Ferguson died in Los Angeles of cancer on September 12, 1978.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 164

Birthday 1899-12-25

Day of Death 1978-09-12

Place of Birth Ferndale, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Franklyn Ferguson
  • Karen Noel

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1974 Little House on the Prairie (1 episode)
1972 Kung Fu (1 episode)
1972 The Waltons (1 episode)
1972 Return to Peyton Place (1 episode) as Eli Carson
1971 Cannon (1 episode)
1971 Alias Smith and Jones (1 episode)
1970 Nanny and the Professor (1 episode)
1968 Land of the Giants (1 episode) as Goalby
1965 Green Acres (2 episodes)
1965 The Great Sioux Massacre as General Alfred Howe Terry
1964 Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte as Newspaper Editor
1964 Peyton Place (517 episodes)
1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1 episode)
1964 Wendy and Me (2 episodes)
1964 The Quick Gun as Dan Evans
1963 Petticoat Junction (7 episodes)
1963 Temple Houston (26 episodes) as Judge Gurney
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1961 Pocketful of Miracles as Newspaper Editor
1961 Everglades (1 episode)
1961 Target: The Corruptors! (2 episodes)
1961 The Asphalt Jungle (1 episode)
1960 Surfside 6 (2 episodes)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (5 episodes)
1960 Sunrise at Campobello as Dr. Bennett
1960 The Tall Man (1 episode)
1960 COronado 9 (1 episode)
1960 Raymie as Rex
1959 Hawaiian Eye (1 episode)
1959 Philip Marlowe (1 episode)
1959 The Alaskans (2 episodes)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1959 Wichita Town (1 episode)
1959 Lock-Up (1 episode)
1959 Laramie (1 episode)
1958 Andy Hardy Comes Home as Mayor Benson
1958 77 Sunset Strip (2 episodes)
1958 Bat Masterson (2 episodes)
1958 The Rifleman (1 episode)
1958 The Texan (3 episodes)
1958 Bronco (2 episodes)
1958 Peter Gunn (1 episode)
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (1 episode)
1958 Terror in a Texas Town as Deacon Matt Holmes
1958 Cole Younger, Gunfighter as Sheriff Ralph Wittrock
1957 Leave It to Beaver (1 episode)
1957 Trackdown (2 episodes)
1957 Maverick (6 episodes)
1957 Perry Mason (4 episodes)
1957 Sugarfoot (3 episodes)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (1 episode)
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1 episode)
1957 The Lawless Eighties as Owen Sutter
1957 This Could Be the Night as Mr. Shea
1957 Gun Duel In Durango as Sheriff Howard
1957 The Iron Sheriff as Holloway
1957 The Phantom Stagecoach as Joe Patterson
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (3 episodes)
1956 State Trooper (1 episode)
1956 My Friend Flicka (3 episodes)
1955 At Gunpoint as Marshal George Henderson
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour (1 episode)
1955 The McConnell Story as Mechanic
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1 episode)
1955 Moonfleet as Coachman
1955 City of Shadows as District Attorney Hunt
1955 The Eternal Sea as Admiral L.D.
1955 New York Confidential as Dr. Ludlow
1955 The Violent Men as Mahoney (uncredited)
1954 Young at Heart as Bartell
1954 Drum Beat as Mr. Dyar
1954 December Bride (1 episode)
1954 Lassie (5 episodes)
1954 The Shanghai Story as Haljerson
1954 The Outcast as Chad Polson
1954 Johnny Guitar as Marshal Williams
1954 The Lone Wolf (1 episode)
1953 Texas Bad Man as Gil
1953 Wicked Woman as Bill Porter (lawyer)
1953 Letter to Loretta (2 episodes)
1953 City of Bad Men as Easterner at Training Camp
1953 Big Leaguer as Wally Mitchell
1953 So This Is Love as Commencement Speaker
1953 Hannah Lee as John Britton
1953 The Lone Hand as Mr. Dunn
1953 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms as Dr. Morton
1953 Powder River as Johnny Slater
1953 The Marksman as Champ Wiley
1953 Trouble Along the Way as Mike Edwards
1953 The Blue Gardenia as Drunk Reporter
1953 Woman They Almost Lynched as Bartender
1953 General Electric Theater (2 episodes)
1953 Star of Texas as Marshal Bullock
1953 City Detective (2 episodes)
1952 Million Dollar Mermaid as Prosecutor
1952 Cavalcade of America (2 episodes)
1952 Hopalong Cassidy (1 episode)
1952 Adventures of Superman (1 episode)
1952 It Grows on Trees as John Letherby
1952 Wagons West as Cyrus Cook
1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal?
1952 The Winning Team as Sam Arrants
1952 Oklahoma Annie as Eldridge Haskell
1952 Rancho Notorious as Preacher
1952 Boots Malone as Private Investigator
1952 Room for One More as Steve (uncredited)
1951 On Dangerous Ground as Willows
1951 The Barefoot Mailman as Doc Bethune (uncredited)
1951 Elopement as Pinkie's Father
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (3 episodes)
1951 Thunder in God's Country as Bates
1951 Santa Fe as Marshal Bat Masterson
1950 Frenchie as Jim Dobbs
1950 Under Mexicali Stars as Counterfeitor Goldie
1950 Treasury Men in Action (1 episode)
1950 The Furies as Dr. Grieve
1950 The Good Humor Man as Insp. Quint
1950 Louisa as Park Attendant
1949 Free For All as Hap Ross
1949 Roseanna McCoy as Ellison Hatfield
1949 Follow Me Quietly as J.C. McGill
1949 Caught as Dr. Hoffman
1949 State Department: File 649
1949 Slightly French as Marty Freeman (uncredited)
1949 Shockproof as Logan (uncredited)
1949 Dynamite as 'Hard Rock' Mason
1948 The Walls of Jericho as Tom Ransome
1948 Rachel and the Stranger as Mr. Green
1948 Walk a Crooked Mile as Carl Bemish
1948 The Vicious Circle as Stark
1948 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein as Mr. McDougal
1948 Fighting Father Dunne as Colpeck
1948 The Hunted as Paul Harrison
1948 The Miracle of the Bells as Dolan
1948 Fort Apache as Newspaperman (uncredited)
1948 The Inside Story as Eph
1948 The Bride Goes Wild as Reporter (uncredited)
1947 Variety Girl as R.J. O'Connell
1947 Shy Guy as Mr. Norton
1947 They Won't Believe Me as Mr. Cahill, Defense Attorney
1947 The Perils of Pauline as Movie Theatre Owner
1947 Welcome Stranger as Crane (uncredited)
1947 Blaze of Noon as Cash Jones
1947 The Man I Love as Army Doctor
1946 Lady Chaser as Attorney J. T. Vickers
1946 The Searching Wind as Embassy Attendant
1946 Blonde for a Day as Walter Bronson
1946 O.S.S. as Electronics Engineer (uncredited)
1945 Secrets of a Sorority Girl as Justin Farley
1943 Mission to Moscow as American Newsman
1943 Truck Busters as George Havelock
1942 City of Silent Men as Fred Bernard
1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley as Reporter
1942 Ten Gentlemen From West Point as Alden Brown
1942 Spy Ship as Burns
1942 This Gun for Hire as Albert Baker
1942 Broadway as Reporter
1942 Grand Central Murder as Detective Mike McAdams
1941 At the Stroke of Twelve as Prosecuting Attorney
1941 They Died with Their Boots On as Grant's Secretary
1941 Four Mothers as Music Foundation Director (uncredited)
1940 Father Is A Prince as Ben Haley
1940 Gambling On The High Seas as The State's District Attorney

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