Milton Frome


Actor

About

Birth Place
Pennsylvania, USA
Born
February 24, 1909
Died
March 21, 1989
Cause of Death
Heart Failure

Biography

A character actor who appeared in approximately 150 films and TV shows over his nearly 50-year career, Milton Frome worked alongside some of the great talents of his time, from small parts in classic TV shows like "Batman" with Adam West to playing second fiddle in Jerry Lewis films. Frome's career failed to ignite after his 1934 screen debut, and it sputtered throughout the 1940s until,...

Biography

A character actor who appeared in approximately 150 films and TV shows over his nearly 50-year career, Milton Frome worked alongside some of the great talents of his time, from small parts in classic TV shows like "Batman" with Adam West to playing second fiddle in Jerry Lewis films. Frome's career failed to ignite after his 1934 screen debut, and it sputtered throughout the 1940s until, as television gained popularity, he began to appear in TV shows. He did guest spots on the beloved "I Love Lucy" and on the teen comedy "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," lending his talents to dozens of shows and shorts, including those of The Three Stooges towards the end of their run in the late '50s. Soon he began to work in features, with supporting parts in 1960s classics including the Dick Van Dyke/Janet Leigh musical comedy "Bye Bye Birdie" and Jerry Lewis' screwball comedy"The Nutty Professor." He worked on Lewis' enormously popular comedies several times throughout the 1960s, including "The Disorderly Orderly" and "The Family Jewels." Frome had a knack for falling easily into roles like policemen and professors, and seems to have played every type of profession throughout his career. Memorable parts throughout the later 1960s include nepotistic studio head Lawrence Chapman on "The Beverly Hillbillies" and informant/car salesman Laughing Leo on "Batman." He carried on with TV appearances until 1982, and lived in Los Angeles until his death seven years later.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Love For Rent (1979)
Postal Worker
Captains Courageous (1977)
Beyond Reason (1977)
The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
Evil Roy Slade (1972)
Which Way to the Front? (1970)
Executive
Chubasco (1968)
Police sergeant
With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)
Bud Young
Enter Laughing (1967)
Policeman
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
Adam Heyer
Batman (1966)
Vice Admiral Fangschliester
Way ... Way Out (1966)
Russian delegate, see note
The Swinger (1966)
Mr. Olsson
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
Motorcycle cop
The Family Jewels (1965)
Pilot
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965)
Air Force general
Fluffy (1965)
Tweedy physicist
I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)
Max
The Disorderly Orderly (1964)
The Nutty Professor (1963)
Dr. Leevee
A Ticklish Affair (1963)
Fireman
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Mr. Maude
Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
Fran├žois, the driver
It's Only Money (1962)
The Errand Boy (1961)
The Police Dog Story (1961)
Todd Wellman
The Story of Ruth (1960)
Official
Visit to a Small Planet (1960)
Policeman
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
Gus, waiter
Go, Johnny, Go! (1959)
Mr. Martin
The Young Lions (1958)
Draft board doctor
Sing, Boy, Sing (1958)
Driscoll
The Wayward Bus (1957)
Stanton
The Lonely Man (1957)
Bixby
The Delicate Delinquent (1957)
Mr. Herman
Short Cut to Hell (1957)
L.A. police captain
Public Pigeon No. 1 (1957)
Avery
Hear Me Good (1957)
Mr. Ross
The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957)
Lt. Dempsey
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Guard
The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
Nick
The Birds and the Bees (1956)
Assistant butler in Hamilton's house
Pardners (1956)
Hawkins, butler
The Seven Little Foys (1955)
Driscoll
You're Never Too Young (1955)
Lt. O'Malley
The Atomic Kid (1954)
Communications man
Ride 'Em Cowgirl (1939)
Oliver Shea
Smashing the Money Ring (1939)
Bailiff

Cast (Special)

The Doctor Was a Lady (1958)

Life Events

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