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William Frawley

William Frawley



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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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