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Joe Frisco was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1918, he made his Broadway debut in "Ziegfeld Follies." In 1930, he made his screen debut in the short feature "The Song Plugger." Frisco began his career with a role in the comedy "Atlantic City" (1944) with Constance Moore. Frisco next focused his career on film, appearing in the Don Ameche drama "That's My Man" (1947). Later in his career, Frisco acted in the drama "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957) with Burt Lancaster. Frisco passed away in February 1958 at the age of 69.

Joe Frisco was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1918, he made his Broadway debut in "Ziegfeld Follies." In 1930, he made his screen debut in the short feature "The Song Plugger." Frisco began his career with a role in the comedy "Atlantic City" (1944) with Constance Moore. Frisco next focused his career on film, appearing in the Don Ameche drama "That's My Man" (1947). Later in his career, Frisco acted in the drama "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957) with Burt Lancaster. Frisco passed away in February 1958 at the age of 69.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Herbie Temple
2.
 Riding High (1950) Himself
3.
 That's My Man (1947) Willie Wagonstatter
4.
 Shady Lady (1945) Tramp
5.
 Atlantic City (1944)
6.
 Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride (1940) The haberdasher
7.
 Western Jamboree (1938) Joseph Frisco
8.
 Mr. Broadway (1933) At the "Hollywood"
9.
 The Gorilla (1930) Garrity
10.
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Tony Scott ( 2006-05-08 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

Born: Louis Wilsson Joseph, November 4, 1889 Milan, IL
Died: February 16, 1958 Woodland Hills, CA

Tony Scott ( 2006-05-08 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

Frisco’s family moved to Dubuque, Iowa when he was a boy and while there, his dancing earned him local fame. In 1906 he moved to Chicago to pursue a dancing career, and made his name on stage at age 15, and soon added his stuttering voice to his act and became a popular comedian. At one time during his acting career he was earning upwards of $50,000 per year. Just weeks before his death, Frisco had appeared on radio and was honored at the Hollywood Masquers Club.

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