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Frank Puglia ACTOR


Frank Puglia was born on March 9th, 1892 in Sicily, Italy.  his career in entertainment began when he was only fifteen years old.  He joined a traveling operetta company and later relocated to New York city where he joined a language theatre group.

Soon he began working as a stage actor and while performing on stage in a production of, "The Two Orphans", D.W. Griffith spotted him and brought him into the film industry and his career then began with "Orphans of the Storm" (1921).  Over the course of his career he would add over one hundred and fifty films to his resume.

Some of his more well known roles included, "Casablanca" (1942) starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet and Paul Henreid, "The Jungle Book" (1942), "This is the Life" (1944) starring Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Patric Knowles and Eddie Quillan, "Without Reservations" (1946) starring Claudette Colbert, John Wayne and Don DeFore, "Fiesta" (1947) starring Esther Williams, Ricardo Montalban, Mary Astor and Cyd Charisse and "The Desert Hawk" (1950) starring Yvonne De Carlo, Richard Greene, Jackie Gleason and Rock Hudson

Along with film he added a variety of television series credits to his resume such as, "Waterfront", "The Lone Wolf", "Whirlybirds", "The Loretta Young Show", "You Are There", "Frontier", "Racket Squad", "Father Knows Best", "Broken Arrow", "Playhouse 90", "Ironside", "Mannix", "That Girl", "To Rome With Love" and "Columbo".  His last film role was in 1975 on, "Mr. Ricco" playing Uncle Enzo.

He married only once to Irene Veneroni and they remained together until she passed away in 1973.  He passed away just two years later on October 25th, 1975 at the age of eighty five in South Pasadena, California. 


 1975   Mr. Ricco
 1973   Columbo 
 1973   The Rookies
 1972   Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole
 1970-1971  To Rome with Love 
 1970   Ironside
 1969   Mannix
 1969   Mayberry R.F.D.
 1967-1969  That Girl
 1968   The High Chaparral
 1968   The Flying Nun
 1967   Run for Your Life
 1967   The Fugitive
 1967   Gomer Pyle: USMC
 1967   I Dream of Jeannie
 1966   Bonanza
 1966   The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 
 1966   Operation Razzle-Dazzle
 1966   Preview Tonight
 1966   Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
 1965   The Sword of Ali Baba
 1965   Hazel
 1965   Dr. Kildare
 1964   Kraft Suspense Theatre
 1964   The Outer Limits
 1964   Channing
 1963   The Wide Country
 1963   The Dick Powell Theatre
 1962   Girls! Girls! Girls!
 1962   Sam Benedict
 1962   Margie
 1959-1961  The Untouchables
 1961   Harrigan and Son
 1961   The Loretta Young Show
 1961   Klondike
 1960   Rawhide
 1960   Lock Up
 1960   Buick-Electra Playhouse
 1960   The Snows of Kilimanjaro
 1960   The Texan
 1960   The Detectives
 1960   Law of the Plainsman
 1959-1960  Tightrope
 1959   Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
 1959   Cry Tough
 1957-1959  Playhouse 90
 1959   The Third Man
 1956-1959  The Millionaire
 1958   The Black Orchid
 1958   Broken Arrow
 1958   Whirlybirds
 1958   Colt .45
 1957   20 Million Miles to Earth
 1957   Schlitz Playhouse
 1957   Duel at Apache Wells
 1956   Cavalcade of America
 1956   Accused of Murder
 1956   Ethel Barrymore Theater
 1956   Father Knows Best
 1956   The Burning Hills
 1956   The First Texan
 1956   Ford Star Jubilee
 1956   Producers' Showcase
 1956   Serenade
 1955   Frontier
 1955   The United States Steel Hour
 1955   You Are There
 1955   Lux Video Theatre
 1954   A Star Is Born
 1954   The Shanghai Story
 1954   Casanova's Big Night
 1954   Waterfront
 1954   Jubilee Trail
 1954   The Lone Wolf
 1953   The Steel Lady
 1953   The Caddy
 1953   Son of Belle Starr
 1953   The Bandits of Corsica 
 1952   Celanese Theatre
 1951   Racket Squad
 1951   Double Crossbones
 1950   Walk Softly, Stranger
 1950   The Desert Hawk
 1950   Federal Agent at Large
 1950   Black Hand
 1950   Captain Carey, U.S.A. 
 1949   Bagdad 
 1949   Special Agent 
 1949   Colorado Territory 
 1949   Bride of Vengeance
 1948   Joan of Arc
 1948   Dream Girl
 1947   Road to Rio
 1947   The Lost Moment 
 1947   Escape Me Never
 1947   Brute Force
 1947   Fiesta
 1947   Stallion Road 
 1947   My Favorite Brunette
 1947   Easy Come, Easy Go
 1946   Without Reservations
 1945   Week-End at the Waldorf
 1945   Blood on the Sun
 1945   Roughly Speaking
 1945   A Song to Remember
 1944   Together Again
 1944   Brazil
 1944   Tall in the Saddle
 1944   Dragon Seed
 1944   This Is the Life
 1944   Passage to Marseille 
 1944   Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves 
 1943   Tarzan's Desert Mystery 
 1943   Around the World
 1943   Princess O'Rourke
 1943   Phantom of the Opera
 1943   For Whom the Bell Tolls
 1943   Background to Danger
 1943   Pilot #5
 1943   Action in the North Atlantic
 1943   Mission to Moscow
 1943   Journey Into Fear
 1942   Casablanca
 1942   Now, Voyager
 1942   Flight Lieutenant
 1942   Escape from Hong Kong
 1942   Who Is Hope Schuyler?
 1942   Jungle Book
 1942   Secret Agent of Japan
 1942   Always in My Heart
 1941   Law of the Tropics
 1941   World Premiere
 1941   The Parson of Panamint 
 1941   Billy the Kid
 1941   That Night in Rio 
 1940   Behind the News
 1940   No, No, Nanette
 1940   The Mark of Zorro 
 1940   Meet the Wildcat
 1940   The Flag of Humanity
 1940   Arise, My Love 
 1940   Down Argentine Way
 1940   Rangers of Fortune
 1940   Argentine Nights 
 1940   Love, Honor and Oh Baby!
 1940   Torrid Zone
 1940   'Til We Meet Again
 1940   Charlie Chan in Panama
 1940   Castle on the Hudson
 1940   I Take This Woman
 1940   The Fatal Hour
 1940   Tengo fe en tí
 1939   Balalaika
 1939   Charlie Chan in City in Darkness
 1939   Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
 1939   The Monroe Doctrine
 1939   Lady of the Tropics
 1939   In Name Only
 1939   Conspiracy
 1939   The Spellbinder
 1939   Maisie 
 1939   In Old Caliente
 1939   The Girl and the Gambler
 1939   Code of the Secret Service
 1939   Forged Passport
 1939   Society Lawyer
 1939   Mystery of the White Room
 1939   Pirates of the Skies
 1938   Zaza 
 1938   Dramatic School
 1938   The Shining Hour
 1938   Sharpshooters
 1938   The Sisters
 1938   Spawn of the North
 1938   Barefoot Boy
 1938   I'll Give a Million
 1938   Tropic Holiday
 1938   Joaquin Murrieta 
 1938   Rascals
 1938   Yellow Jack
 1938   A Trip to Paris
 1938   Invisible Enemy
 1938   Change of Heart
 1937   Bulldog Drummond's Revenge
 1937   Mannequin
 1937   Beg, Borrow or Steal
 1937   Lancer Spy
 1937   The Bride Wore Red
 1937   Thin Ice 
 1937   The Firefly
 1937   She's No Lady
 1937   You Can't Have Everything
 1937   Exclusive
 1937   King of Gamblers
 1937   Song of the City
 1937   We Have Our Moments
 1937   Maytime
 1937   Seventh Heaven
 1937   A Doctor's Diary
 1937   When You're in Love
 1937   Mama Steps Out
 1936   Love on the Run
 1936   The Garden of Allah
 1936   The Public Pays
 1936   The Gay Desperado
 1936   The Devil Is a Sissy
 1936   Bulldog Edition
 1936   His Brother's Wife
 1936   Fatal Lady
 1936   Wife vs. Secretary
 1935   Captain Blood
 1935   Okay, José
 1935   The Perfect Gentleman
 1935   The Melody Lingers On
 1935   Red Hot Tires
 1935   Bordertown
 1934   Chained
 1934   One More River
 1934   Stamboul Quest
 1934   Viva Villa!
 1934   Men in White
 1933   The Solitaire Man
 1933   The White Sister
 1928   The Man Who Laughs
 1925   The Beautiful City
 1924   Romola
 1924   Isn't Life Wonderful
 1922   Fascination
 1921   Orphans of the Storm

Matinee Classics - The Fatal Hour starring Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Marjorie Reynolds, Charles Trowbridge, Frank Puglia, Craig Reynolds, Lita Chevret, Harry Strang, Hooper Atchley and Richard Loo
Matinee Classics - Joan of Arc starring Ingrid Bergman, James Lydon, Rand Brooks, Irene Rich, Ray Teal, George Zucco, Ward Bond, Leif Erickson, Jose Ferrer, J. Carroll Naish, Gene Lockhart, Cecil Kellaway, Morris Ankrum, William Conrad, Frank Puglia, I. Stanford Jolley and John Ireland
Matinee Classics - The Bride Wore Red starring Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Robert Young, Billie Burke, Reginald Owen, Lynne Carver, George Zucco, Mary Philips, Paul Porcasi, Dickie Moore, Frank Puglia, Adriana Caselotti and Ann Rutherford
Matinee Classics - Barefoot Boy starring Jackie Moran, Marcia Mae Jones, Bradley Metcalfe, Johnnie Morris, Marilyn Knowlden, Ralph Morgan, Claire Windsor, Helen MacKellar, Matty Fain, Frank Puglia, J. Farrell MacDonald, Charles D. Brown, Earle Hodgins, Roger Gray, Henry Roquemore, Hal Cooke and Terry
Matinee Classics - Men in White starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy Jean Hersholt, Elizabeth Allan, Otto Kruger, C. Henry Gordon, Russell Hardie, Wallace Ford, Henry B. Walthall, Russell Hopton, Samuel S. Hinds, Frank Puglia, Leo Chalzel and Donald Douglas
Matinee Classics - My Favorite Brunette starring Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Alan Ladd, Frank Puglia, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr., John Hoyt, Charles Dingle, Reginald Denny and Ann Doran
Matinee Classics - Orphans of the Storm starring Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee, Katherine Emmet, Morgan Wallace, Lucille La Verne, Sheldon Lewis, Frank Puglia, Creighton Hale, Monte Blue, Sidney Herbert and Lee Kohlmar
Matinee Classics - Phantom of the Opera starring Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains, Edgar Barrier, Leo Carrillo, Jane Farrar, J. Edward Brombeg, Fritz Feld, Frank Puglia, Steven Geray, Barbara Everest and Hume Cronyn
Matinee Classics - Special Agent starring William Eythe, George Reeves, Tom Powers, Kasey Rogers, Paul Valentine, Raymond Bond, Carole Mathews, Walter Baldwin, Frank Puglia, Jeff York, Robert Williams, Virginia Christine, Morgan Farley, Joseph Granby, John Hilton, Jimmy Hunt, Peter Miles and Arthur Stone
Matinee Classics - The Desert Hawk starring Yvonne De Carlo, Richard Greene, Jackie Gleason, George Macready, Rock Hudson, Carl Esmond, Joe Besser, Anne P. Kramer, Marc Lawrence, Lois Andrews, Frank Puglia, Lucille Barkley, Donald Randolph and Ian MacDonald

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