Burlington, Iowa, USA
Place of Death
Hollywood, California, USA
Cause of Death
Claim to Fame
Fred Mertz in I Love Lucy
Profile Bio Text
William Frawley was born in Burlington, Iowa. As a boy he sang at St. Paul`s Catholic Church and played at the Burlington Opera House. His first job was as a stenographer for the Union Pacific Railroad. He did vaudeville with his brother Paul, then joined pianist Franz Rath in an act they took to San Francisco in 1910. Four years later he formed a light comedy act with his new wife Edna Louise Broedt, "Frawley and Louise", touring the Orpheum and Keith circuits until they divorced in 1927. He next moved to Broadway and then, in 1932, to Hollywood with Paramount. By 1951, when he contacted Lucille Ball about a part in her TV show "I Love Lucy" (1951), he had performed in over 100 films. His Fred Mertz role lasted until the show ended in 1960, after which he did a five-year stint on "My Three Sons" (1960). Poor health forced his retirement. He collapsed of a heart attack on March 3, 1966, aged 79, walking along Hollywood Boulevard after seeing a movie. He is buried in San Fernando Mission Cemetery.
Couple Profile Source
Full Name at Birth
William Clement Frawley
Spencer Tracy, George Raft, Joe Di Maggio, Bert Nieoff, Mickey Cochrane, Bob Cobb, Gail Patrick, Charles Winninger
Has Detailed Data (New)
William Clement Frawley (February 26, 1887 - March 3, 1966) was an American stage entertainer, screen and television actor. Frawley is best known for starring as the landlord, Fred Mertz, in the famous American television sitcom I Love Lucy. He is also known for playing "Bub" in the television comedy series, My Three Sons.
Dating Profile AutoText
Deceased||William Frawley passed away on 3rd Mar 1966 aged 79.|||
Posted by gloria dunn 5 hours ago
wherencan I buy Pictures of Be tty Grable and Dan dailey
Posted by Mike Ekow 10 hours ago
oh you look so good and i will like to have a little chat with u if u would...
Posted by Debi 1 day ago
I can't wait to see this new film starring Art Malik! The name of the film ...
Posted by Paul Holloway 1 day ago
Hello James and that picture linoel Richie inside the barrell a James and l...