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Also Known As: Frank Ruff Died: August 2, 1985
Born: December 8, 1905 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA Profession: actor, pantomimist, song-and-dance man, vaudevillian, clown

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Veteran character player, who first appeared onstage at the age of eighteen months in parents vaudeville act. In his 20s Faylen made the transition from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to touch guys in films of the 1930s. One of his most memorable performances is as the sadistic male nurse in "The Lost Weekend" (1945). Faylen also played archetypal 1950s teenager Dobie Gillis's father on the popular TV series, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (1959-63).

Veteran character player, who first appeared onstage at the age of eighteen months in parents vaudeville act. In his 20s Faylen made the transition from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to touch guys in films of the 1930s. One of his most memorable performances is as the sadistic male nurse in "The Lost Weekend" (1945). Faylen also played archetypal 1950s teenager Dobie Gillis's father on the popular TV series, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (1959-63).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Funny Girl (1968) Keeney
2.
 The Monkey's Uncle (1965) Mr. Dearborne
3.
4.
 Fluffy (1965) Catfish
5.
 North to Alaska (1960) Arnie
6.
 Dino (1957) Frank Mandel
7.
 Three Brave Men (1957) Enos Warren
8.
 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) Cotton Wilson
9.
 Everything but the Truth (1956) Mac [McCormick]
10.
 7th Cavalry (1956) Kruger
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Milestones close milestones

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First on stage at eighteen months of age in parent's vaudeville act
1935:
Film debut, "Thanks a Million"

Notes

Treasurer of the Screen Actors Guild.

President of the Masquers Club.

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wife:
Carol Hughes. Actor. Married 1936; starred as Dale Arden in the "Flash Gordon" serials.

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daughter:
Kay Faylen. Actor.
daughter:
Carol Faylen. Actor. Played eldest daughter on TV series, "The Bing Crosby SHow" (1964).

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