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Francis Curray "Frank" McHugh (May 23, 1898 – September 11, 1981) was an American film and television actor.

Born in Homestead, Pennsylvania, 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, but the family quit the stage around 1930. Another brother, Ed,[1] became a stage manager and agent in New York.[2]

McHugh debuted on Broadway in The Fall Guy in 1925. Warner Bros. hired him as a contract player in 1930. McHugh played everything from lead actor to sidekick and would often provide comedy relief. He appeared in over 150 films and television productions and worked with almost every star at Warner Bros. He was a close friend of James Cagney and appeared in more Cagney movies than any other actor. He appeared with him in eleven movies between 1932 and 1953. Their friendship lasted until McHugh's death. By the 1950s, his film career had begun to decline, as evinced by his smaller role in Career (1959). From 1964 to 1965, he played the role of Willie Walters, a live-in handyman on ABC's sitcom, The Bing Crosby Show. His last television appearance was as Charlie Wingate in the episode "The Fix-It Man" on CBS's Lancer western series. McHugh played a handyman in that role too.

McHugh was married to Dorothy Spencer. He had three children and two grandchildren.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Francis Curray "Frank" McHugh (May 23, 1898 – September 11, 1981) was an American film and television actor.

Born in Homestead, Pennsylvania, 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, but the family quit the stage around 1930. Another brother, Ed,[1] became a stage manager and agent in New York.[2]

McHugh debuted on Broadway in The Fall Guy in 1925. Warner Bros. hired him as a contract player in 1930. McHugh played everything from lead actor to sidekick and would often provide comedy relief. He appeared in over 150 films and television productions and worked with almost every star at Warner Bros. He was a close friend of James Cagney and appeared in more Cagney movies than any other actor. He appeared with him in eleven movies between 1932 and 1953. Their friendship lasted until McHugh's death. By the 1950s, his film career had begun to decline, as evinced by his smaller role in Career (1959). From 1964 to 1965, he played the role of Willie Walters, a live-in handyman on ABC's sitcom, The Bing Crosby Show. His last television appearance was as Charlie Wingate in the episode "The Fix-It Man" on CBS's Lancer western series. McHugh played a handyman in that role too.

McHugh was married to Dorothy Spencer. He had three children and two grandchildren.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 122

Birthday 1898-05-23

Day of Death 1981-09-11

Place of Birth Homestead, Pennsylvania, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1968 Lancer(1 episode)
1967 Easy Come, Easy Go as Captain Jack
1965 F Troop(1 episode)
1964 The Bing Crosby Show(28 episodes) as Willie Walters
1964 A Tiger Walks as Bill Watkins
1962 Going My Way(1 episode)
1962 The Lucy Show(1 episode)
1961 Cain's Hundred(1 episode)
1960 Route 66(2 episodes)
1960 Outlaws(1 episode)
1959 Career as Charlie Gallagher
1959 Say One for Me as Jim Dugan
1958 The Last Hurrah as Festus Garvey
1955 The Millionaire(1 episode)
1954 There's No Business Like Show Business as Eddie Dugan, Vicky's Agent
1953 A Lion Is in the Streets as Frank Rector
1953 It Happens Every Thursday as Fred Hawley
1952 My Son John as Father O'Dowd
1952 The Pace That Thrills as Rocket Anderson
1951 Tales of Tomorrow(1 episode)
1950 The Tougher They Come as Gig Rafferty
1950 Armstrong Circle Theatre(1 episode)
1950 Paid in Full as Ben, Bartender
1949 Miss Grant Takes Richmond as Mr. Kilcoyne
1949 Mighty Joe Young as Windy
1948 Studio One(4 episodes)
1948 The Velvet Touch as Ernie Boyle
1947 Easy Come, Easy Go as Carey
1947 Carnegie Hall as John Donovan
1946 The Runaround as Wally Quayle
1946 The Hoodlum Saint as Three Finger
1945 State Fair as McGee
1945 A Medal For Benny as Edgar Lovekin
1944 Bowery to Broadway as Joe Kirby
1944 Marine Raiders as Sgt. Louis Leary
1944 Going My Way as Father Timothy O'Dowd
1942 Her Cardboard Lover as Chappie Champagne
1941 All Through the Night as Barney
1941 Manpower as Omaha
1941 Back Street as Ed Porter
1941 Four Mothers as Ben Crowley
1940 City for Conquest as 'Mutt'
1940 I Love You Again as 'Doc' Ryan
1940 'Til We Meet Again as Rockingham T. Rockingham
1940 Virginia City as Mr. Upjohn
1940 The Fighting 69th as 'Crepe Hanger' Burke
1939 Four Wives as Ben Crowley
1939 The Roaring Twenties as Danny Green
1939 On Your Toes as Paddy Reilly
1939 Dust Be My Destiny as Caruthers
1939 Indianapolis Speedway as Spuds Connors
1939 Daughters Courageous as George
1939 Dodge City as Joe Clemens
1939 Wings of the Navy as Scat Allen
1938 Valley of the Giants as 'Fingers' McCarthy
1938 Boy Meets Girl as Rossetti
1938 Four Daughters as Ben Crowley
1938 Little Miss Thoroughbred as Tod Harrington
1938 He Couldn't Say No as Lambert T. Hunkins
1938 Breakdowns of 1938 as Himself
1938 Swing Your Lady as Popeye Bronson
1937 Submarine D-1 as "Lucky" Jones
1937 Mr. Dodd Takes the Air as Sniffer Sears
1937 Ever Since Eve as Mike 'Mabel DeCraven' McGillicuddy
1937 Marry the Girl as David Partridge
1936 Three Men on a Horse as Erwin Trowbridge
1936 Stage Struck as Sid
1936 Bullets or Ballots as Herman
1936 Snowed Under as Orlando Rowe
1936 Moonlight Murder as William
1936 Freshman Love as Coach Hammond
1935 A Dream Comes True as Himself (uncredited)
1935 Stars Over Broadway as Offkey Cramer
1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream as Quince, the Carpenter
1935 Page Miss Glory as Ed Olson
1935 The Irish in Us as Mike O'Hara
1935 Gold Diggers of 1935 as Humbolt Prentiss
1935 Devil Dogs of the Air as Crash Kelly
1935 Maybe It's Love as Willie Sands
1934 Happiness Ahead as Tom
1934 6 Day Bike Rider as Clinton
1934 Here Comes the Navy as Droopy Mullins
1934 Smarty as George
1934 Merry Wives of Reno as Al
1934 Hollywood Newsreel as Himself
1934 Heat Lightning as Frank
1934 Fashions of 1934 as Snap
1933 The House on 56th Street as Chester Hunt
1933 Convention City as Will Goodwin
1933 Son of a Sailor as Gaga
1933 Havana Widows as Mr. Duffy, the Lawyer
1933 From Headquarters as Man picked up by police wagon
1933 Footlight Parade as Francis, dance director
1933 Professional Sweetheart as Speed Dennis
1933 Tomorrow at Seven as Clancy
1933 Ex-Lady as Hugo Van Hugh
1933 Lilly Turner as Dave
1933 Elmer, The Great as Healy High-Hips
1933 Grand Slam as Philip 'Speed' McCann
1933 The Telegraph Trail as Corporal Tippy
1933 Mystery of the Wax Museum as Jim
1933 Parachute Jumper as Toodles Cooper
1932 One Way Passage as Skippy
1932 Blessed Event as Reilly
1932 Life Begins as Ringer Banks
1932 The Dark Horse as Joe
1932 The Strange Love of Molly Louvain as Skeets, a Reporter
1932 The Crowd Roars as Spud Connors
1932 Union Depot as The Drunk
1932 High Pressure as Mike Donahey
1931 Corsair as 'Chub' Hopping
1931 The Hot Spot
1931 Traveling Husbands as Pinkie
1931 Up for Murder as Collins
1931 The Front Page as McCue
1931 Kiss Me Again as Francois
1931 Millie as John Holmes
1930 Going Wild as 'Ricky' Freeman
1930 The Widow From Chicago as Slug O'Donnell
1930 Bright Lights as Fish
1930 Top Speed as Tad Jordan
1930 The Dawn Patrol as Flaherty

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