Frank McHugh

Frank McHugh

  • Born on
    • May 23rd, 1898
  • Died on
    • September 11th, 1981
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, became a stage manager and agent in New York. 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Frank McHugh, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (53 Credits)

1967Easy Come, Easy Go as Captain Jack
1959Career as Charlie Gallagher
1958The Last Hurrah as Festus Garvey
1954There's No Business Like Show Business as Eddie Dugan
1953A Lion Is in the Streets as Frank Rector
1952My Son John as Father O'Dowd
1949Mighty Joe Young as Windy
1949Miss Grant Takes Richmond as Kilcoyne
1948The Velvet Touch as Ernie Boyle
1946The Hoodlum Saint as Three Finger
1945State Fair as McGee
1944Going My Way as Father Timothy O'Dowd
1942Her Cardboard Lover as Chappie Champagne
1942All Through the Night as Barney
1941Back Street as Ed Porter
1941Manpower as Omaha
1940I Love You Again as 'Doc' Ryan
1940Virginia City as Mr. Upjohn
1940City for Conquest as 'Mutt'
1940'Til We Meet Again as Rockingham T. Rockingham
1940The Fighting 69th as "Crepe Hanger" Burke
1939Dust Be My Destiny as Caruthers
1939Dodge City as Joe Clemens
1939The Roaring Twenties as Danny Green
1939Daughters Courageous as George
1939Four Wives as Ben Crowley
1938Four Daughters as Ben Crowley
1938Boy Meets Girl as Rossetti
1937Ever Since Eve as Mike 'Mabel DeCraven' McGillicuddy
1936Bullets or Ballots as Herman
1935The Irish in Us as Mike O'Hara
1935Page Miss Glory as Ed Olson
1935Gold Diggers of 1935 as Humbolt Prentiss
1935A Midsummer Night's Dream as Quince
1934Fashions of 1934 as Snap
1934Here Comes the Navy as Droopy Mullins
1934Heat Lightning as Frank
1933Ex-Lady as Hugo Van Hugh
1933The Telegraph Trail as Corporal Tippy
1933Parachute Jumper as Toodles Cooper
1933Mystery of the Wax Museum as Jim
1933Professional Sweetheart as Speed Dennis
1933Footlight Parade as Francis the Dance Director
1933The House on 56th Street as Chester Hunt
1932One Way Passage as Skippy
1932The Dark Horse as Joe
1932High Pressure as Mike Donahey
1932The Crowd Roars as Spud Connors
1932Union Depot as The Drunk
1932Blessed Event as Reilly
1931Millie as John Holmes
1931The Front Page as McCue
1930The Dawn Patrol as Flaherty

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