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Franklin Pangborn (1889–1958)

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Franklin Pangborn - a name more befitting a fictionalized bank president rather than a great comedic actor - was a singular character actor but little is known of his early years. He spent some time ... read full biography
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Jan 23, 1889 (died Jul 20, 1958) | 5' 10½" (1.79m)
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254 titles
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Tonight Starring Jack Paar (1957)
(TV Series) - Himself / Announcer (1 episode, 1957) Himself / Announcer (1 episode, 1957)   See fewer
Episode #1.1 (Jul 29, 1957) Season 1, Episode 1 - Himself / Announcer Himself / Announcer   See fewer
The Colgate Comedy Hour (1954)
(TV Series) - Himself - Comic Actor (1 episode, 1954) Himself - Comic Actor (1 episode, 1954)   See fewer
Episode #4.15 (Jan 10, 1954) Season 4, Episode 15 - Himself - Comic Actor Himself - Comic Actor   See fewer
This Is Your Life (1954)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1954) Himself (1 episode, 1954)   See fewer
Mack Sennett (Mar 10, 1954) Season 2, Episode 3 - Himself Himself   See fewer
Penthouse Party (1951)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1951) Himself (1 episode, 1951)   See fewer
Episode #1.21 (Feb 2, 1951) Season 1, Episode 21 - Himself Himself   See fewer
The Ken Murray Show (1950)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1950) Himself (1 episode, 1950)   See fewer
Premiere Show/Van Heflin/Gene Lockhart/Franklin Pangborn (Jan 7, 1950) Season 1, Episode 1 - Himself Himself   See fewer
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 8 (1939)
(Short) - Franklin Pangborn Franklin Pangborn   See fewer
$8K
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 1 (1938)
(Short) - Himself Himself   See fewer
The Voice of Hollywood No. 12 (1930)
(Short) - Himself - Radio Announcer (uncredited) Himself - Radio Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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The Great Man: W.C. Fields (2005)
(Video) - J. Frothingham Waterbury (clip from The Bank Dick (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited) J. Frothingham Waterbury (clip from The Bank Dick (1940)) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Paar: Smart Television (2003)
(TV Movie) - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (1987)
(TV Series) - Hammerstein - the Hotel Manager (clip from Flying Down to Rio (1933)) (1 episode, 1987) Hammerstein - the Hotel Manager (clip from Flying Down to Rio (1933)) (1 episode, 1987)   See fewer
Let's Face the Music and Dance (Jul 10, 1987) Season 1, Episode 2 - Hammerstein - the Hotel Manager (clip from Flying Down to Rio (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited) Hammerstein - the Hotel Manager (clip from Flying Down to Rio (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Going Hollywood: The '30s (1984)
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982)
(TV Movie) - Actor - 'Never a Dull Moment' (archive footage) (uncredited) Actor - 'Never a Dull Moment' (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Rascal Dazzle (1980)
Otto Phocus (archive footage) Otto Phocus (archive footage)   See fewer
Bob Hope's World of Comedy (1976)
(TV Movie) - Tribute Montage (archive footage) Tribute Montage (archive footage)   See fewer
Hollywood and the Stars (1963)
(TV Series) - Herbert (clip from Sing, Bing, Sing (1933)) / Himself (2 episodes, 1963) Herbert (clip from Sing, Bing, Sing (1933)) / Himself (2 episodes, 1963)   See fewer
The One and Only Bing (Dec 23, 1963) Season 1, Episode 13 - Herbert (clip from Sing, Bing, Sing (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited) Herbert (clip from Sing, Bing, Sing (1933)) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
The Funny Men: Part 2 (Dec 16, 1963) Season 1, Episode 12 - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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