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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 3, 1966|
|Born:||February 26, 1887||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Burlington, Iowa, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor vaudevillian|
Former vaudevillian William Frawley is known worldwide as Fred Mertz, the skinflint landlord and friend of the Ricardos, on the perpetually repeated classic TV sitcom "I Love Lucy" (CBS, 1951-1956). This was but one in a long line of gruff character roles, many of whom displayed a hidden soft side, that he played in more than 150 Hollywood films from 1931-1962.
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