William Frawley

William Frawley
1887 - 1966

William Frawley  American Actor


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 al...

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Longest Relationship13 yrs, 3 mths
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Average Relationship Length13 yrs, 3 mths
First Name William
Last Name Frawley
Full Name at Birth William Clement Frawley
Age 79 (age at death) years
Birthday 26th February, 1887
Birthplace Burlington, Iowa, USA
Died 3rd March, 1966
Place of Death Hollywood, California, USA
Cause of Death Heart attack
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Fred Mertz in I Love Lucy
Year(s) Active 1916–1965, 1916–1964
Friend Spencer Tracy, George Raft, Joe Di Maggio, Bert Nieoff, Mickey Cochrane, Bob Cobb, Gail Patrick, Charles Winninger
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My Living Doll1964 Det. Gladwin TV Show
Safe at Home!1962 Bill Turner Movie
The Lucy Show1962 The Trainer TV Show
My Three Sons1960 Michael Francis 'Bub' O'Casey TV Show
No Place Like Home1960 TV Movie
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958 Joe Grady TV Show
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour1957 Fred Mertz TV Show
The Gale Storm Show: Oh, Susanna!1956 Jim Comstock TV Show
Damon Runyon Theater1955 TV Show
Shower of Stars1954 Gabby Mullins TV Show
The Dirty Look1954 Short Film
Summer Playhouse1954 Cameo TV Show
I Love Lucy1953 Fred Mertz Movie
The Loretta Young Show1953 Sam TV Show
Rancho Notorious1952 Baldy Gunder Movie
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man1951 Det. Roberts Movie
Rhubarb1951 Len Sickles Movie
The Lemon Drop Kid1951 Gloomy Willie Movie
I Love Lucy1951 Fred Mertz TV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951 Mr. Thomas TV Show
Kill the Umpire1950 Jimmy O'Brien Movie
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye1950 Byers Movie
Pretty Baby1950 Corcoran Movie
The Bigelow Theatre1950 TV Show
Blondie's Hero1950 Marty Greer Movie
Chicken Every Sunday1949 George Kirby Movie
East Side, West Side1949 Bill the Bartender Movie
The Lady Takes a Sailor1949 Oliver Harker Movie
Red Light1949 Hotel Night Clerk Movie
The Lone Wolf and His Lady1949 Inspector J.D. Crane Movie
Your Show Time1949 TV Show
The Silver Theatre1949 TV Show
Home in San Antone1949 O'Fleery Movie
Good Sam1948 Tom Movie
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven1948 Agent Movie
The Babe Ruth Story1948 Jack Dunn Movie
The Buick-Berle Show1948 Fred Mertz TV Show
The Girl from Manhattan1948 Mr. Bernouti Movie
Joe Palooka in Winner Take All1948 Knobby Walsh Movie
Down to Earth1947 Police Lieutenant Movie
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now1947 Jim Mason Movie
Miracle on 34th Street1947 Charlie Halloran Movie
Monsieur Verdoux1947 Jean La Salle Movie
Mother Wore Tights1947 Mr. Schneider Movie
My Wild Irish Rose1947 William Scanlon Movie
Hit Parade of 19471947 Harry Holmes Movie
Blondie's Anniversary1947 Sharkey, the Loan Shark Movie
The Virginian1946 Honey Wiggen Movie
Ziegfeld Follies1946 Martin ('A Sweepstakes Ticket') Movie
Crime Doctor's Man Hunt1946 Police Inspector Harry B. Manning Movie
Rendezvous with Annie1946 Gen. Trent Movie
The Inner Circle1946 Det. Lt. Webb Movie
Flame of Barbary Coast1945 'Smooth' Wylie Movie
Lady on a Train1945 Police Sergeant Christie Movie
Hitchhike to Happiness1945 Sandy Hill Movie
Going My Way1944 Max Dolan - the Publisher (uncredited) Movie
Lake Placid Serenade1944 Jiggers Movie
The Fighting Seabees1944 Eddie Powers Movie
We've Never Been Licked1943 Traveling Salesman Movie
Whistling in Brooklyn1943 Detective Ramsey Movie
Larceny with Music1943 Mike Simms Movie
Gentleman Jim1942 Billy Delaney Movie
It Happened in Flatbush1942 Sam Sloan Movie
Roxie Hart1942 O'Malley Movie
Give Out, Sisters1942 Harrison Movie
Moonlight in Havana1942 Barney Crane Movie
Wildcat1942 Oliver Westbrook Movie
Treat 'Em Rough1942 'Hotfoot' Movie
The Yankee Doodler1942 Short Film
Footsteps in the Dark1941 Hopkins Movie
Public Enemies1941 Bang Movie
The Bride Came C.O.D.1941 Sheriff McGee Movie
Blondie in Society1941 Waldo Pincus Movie
Cracked Nuts1941 James Mitchell Movie
Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga1941 Chauncey Beheegan Movie
One Night in the Tropics1940 Roscoe Movie
Rhythm on the River1940 Mr. Westlake Movie
Golden Gloves1940 Emory Balzar Movie
The Farmer's Daughter1940 Scoop Trimble Movie
Those Were the Days!1940 Prisoner (uncredited) Movie
Untamed1940 Les Woodbury Movie
Dancing on a Dime1940 Mac Movie
Opened by Mistake1940 Matt Kingsley Movie
The Quarterback1940 Coach Movie
Sandy Gets Her Man1940 Police Chief J. A. O'Hara Movie
Rose of Washington Square1939 Harry Long Movie
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn1939 The 'Duke' Movie
Persons in Hiding1939 Alec Inglis Movie
St. Louis Blues1939 Maj. Martingale Movie
Ambush1939 Inspector J.L. Weber Movie
Ex-Champ1939 Mushy Harrington Movie
Grand Jury Secrets1939 Bright Eyes Movie
Night Work1939 Bruiser Brown, the Family Friend?? Movie
Stop, Look and Love1939 Joe Haller Movie
Mad About Music1938 Dusty Turner Movie
Professor Beware1938 Snoop Donlan Movie
Sons of the Legion1938 Uncle Willie Lee Movie
Touchdown, Army1938 Jack Heffernan Movie
Double or Nothing1937 John Pederson Movie
High, Wide, and Handsome1937 Mac Movie
Something to Sing About1937 Hank Meyers Movie
Blossoms on Broadway1937 Frances X. Rush Movie
Desire1936 Mr. Gibson Movie
Strike Me Pink1936 Mr. Copple Movie
The General Died at Dawn1936 Brighton Movie
The Princess Comes Across1936 Benton Movie
Rose Bowl1936 Soapy Moreland Movie
Three Cheers for Love1936 Milton Shakespeare Movie
F-Man1936 Detective Rogan Movie
Three Married Men1936 Bill Mullins Movie
Alibi Ike1935 Cap Movie
Roberta1935 Bartender (uncredited) Movie
Car 991935 Training Sgt. Barrel Movie
Harmony Lane1935 Edwin P. 'Ed' Christy Movie
Hold 'Em Yale1935 Sunshine Joe Movie
It's a Great Life1935 Lt. McNulty Movie
College Scandal1935 Chief of Police Magoun Movie
Ship Cafe1935 Briney O'Brien Movie
Welcome Home1935 Painless Movie
Bolero1934 Mike DeBaere Movie
Here Is My Heart1934 James Smith Movie
Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen1934 Captain Murphy Movie
The Lemon Drop Kid1934 William Dunhill Movie
The Witching Hour1934 Jury Foreman Movie
The Crime Doctor1934 Fraser Movie
Shoot the Works1934 Larry Hale Movie
Hell and High Water1933 Milton J. Bunsey Movie
Moonlight and Pretzels1933 Mac Movie
Fancy That1929 Percy Short Film
Turkey for Two1929 Convict Short Film
Ventriloquist1927 'Hoak' salesman Movie
Should Husbands Be Watched?1925 Beat Cop (unconfirmed) Short Film
Lord Loveland Discovers America1916 Tony Kidd Movie
Persistent Percival1916 Billy Movie
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    MandyLovesVintageNov 15, 2008

    I love you William "Fred Mertz"! You seem like part of the family. You will never be forgotten!

    anybebe24Jul 6, 2008

    awww i love fred mertz he would always be the best he`ll never be forgotten!!!!!

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