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  • BIRTH 22/05/1898
  • DEATH 11/09/1981
  • Country United States
  • SHOW 1
  • MOVIES 26

Frank McHugh

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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, 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.

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Frank McHugh

Show

The Defenders
The Defenders
Henry Schell

Movies (26)

A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Quince
Virginia City
Virginia City
Mr. Upjohn
The Roaring Twenties
The Roaring Twenties
Danny Green
All Through the Night
All Through the Night
Barney
Mighty Joe Young
Mighty Joe Young
Windy
Bullets or Ballots
Bullets or Ballots
Herman
There's No Business Like Show Business
There's No Business Like Show Business
Eddie Dugan
Bad Company
Bad Company
Doc-Henchmen
The Last Hurrah
The Last Hurrah
Festus Garvey
I Love You Again
I Love You Again
'Doc' Ryan
Page Miss Glory
Page Miss Glory
Ed Olson
Manpower
Manpower
Omaha
Going My Way
Going My Way
Father Timothy O'Dowd
Dust Be My Destiny
Dust Be My Destiny
Caruthers
Parachute Jumper
Parachute Jumper
Toodles Cooper
City for Conquest
City for Conquest
'Mutt'
Dodge City
Dodge City
Joe Clemens
Ex-Lady
Ex-Lady
Hugo Van Hugh
Way Down Cellar
Way Down Cellar
Constable Seely
Four Daughters
Four Daughters
Ben Crowley
One Way Passage
One Way Passage
Skippy
Mystery of the Wax Museum
Mystery of the Wax Museum
Editor Jim
State Fair
State Fair
McGee
Convention City
Convention City
Will Goodwin
Professional Sweetheart
Professional Sweetheart
Speed Dennis
Easy Come, Easy Go
Easy Come, Easy Go
Captain Jack