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Frank Sutton ACTOR

Frank Sutton was born on October 23rd, 1923 in Clarksville, Tennessee with the middle name Spencer to parents Frank Sims Sutton and Thelma Spencer.  He was an only child and at the age of eight his family relocated to Nashville, Tennessee.  At the age of fourteen his father passed away and his mother was left to raise him as a single mother.
Sutton had already developed an interest in acting from a young age and during high school at East Nashville High, he participated in a number of school productions.  After earning his high school diploma he enrolled at Columbia University in the Dramatic Arts Program and graduated cum laude. 
He then gained some experience as a stage actor as well as working as a radio announcer before, he then took a brief break from pursuing a career as an actor and decided to join the United States Army and serve his country during World War II. 
After he completed his service he decided to return back to acting and began auditioning for television roles.  Some of his earlier career roles were on such children's series as, "Captain Video and His Video Rangers" (1949), "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet" (1950) and such soap operas as, "The Secret Storm" (1954) and "The Edge of Night" (1956).
As his career progressed he made quite a name for himself appearing on such television series as, "Route 66", "Naked City", "The Greatest Show on Earth", "The Fugitive", "The Goldbergs", "Gunsmoke", "Target: The Corruptors!", "The Twilight Zone" and "The Untouchables".
Along with television he received his big film break when he was cast in, "Marty" (1955) followed later by a role in another successful film, "The Satan Bug" (1965).  In 1964 he was cast in his most well known role playing, Sgt. Carter on the television series, "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." which ran for a total of five seasons and was canceled in 1969. 
He followed his television and film roles with returning to working as a stage actor and also performing in a number of dinner theaters with such productions as, "The odd Couple", Anything Goes" and "No Hard Feelings".  Some of his final on screen roles were in the television series, "Love, American Style" (1970-1973) and the films, "Ernie, Madge and Artie" (1974) and "Hurricane" (1974).    
Frank Sutton married only one time to Toby Igler in 1949 and they had two children and remained married until he passed away at the age of fifty on June 28th, 1974 in Shreveport, Louisiana after suffering from a sudden heart attack.  His remains are buried in a cemetery in his hometown of Clarksville.   

1974 Hurricane
1974 Ernie, Madge and Artie
1970-1973 Love, American Style
1964-1969 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
1965 The Satan Bug
1964 The Andy Griffith Show 
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth 
1963 Temple Houston 
1963 The Fugitive on
1963 Death Valley Days 
1959-1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre 
1962-1963 The Untouchables
1963 Empire
1963 Combat
1961-1962 Gunsmoke 
1962 Saints and Sinners
1962 Twilight Zone 
1962 Have Gun - Will Travel
1962 87th Precinct
1961-1962 The Detectives
1962 Route 66 
1961 Target: The Corruptors 
1961 The Defenders
1958-1961 Naked City
1961 Town Without Pity
1961 The Witness 
1960-1961 The Secret Storm
1959 Brenner
1959 Decoy
1957 The Edge of Night 
1957 True Story 
1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour
1957 The Alcoa Hour
1957 Studio One in Hollywood
1957 Four Boys and a Gun
1955 Producers' Showcase 
1953-1955 Tom Corbett, Space Cadet 
1955 Marty 
1955 I Spy 
1955 Molly 
1954 Inner Sanctum 
1954 The Glenn Miller Story
1951-1952 Goodyear Playhouse 
1950 The Goldbergs 
1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre 
1950 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 
1950 The Ford Theatre Hour 
1949 Captain Video and His Video Rangers

Matinee Classics - Town Without Pity starring Kirk Douglas, Barbara Rutting, Christine Kaufmann, E.G. Marshall, Hans Nielson, Ingrid van Bergen, Robert Blake, Richard Jaeckel, Frank Suton, Karin Hardt, Gerhart Lippert, Mal Sondock, Alan Gifford, Max Haufler, Rose Renee Roth, Eleonore von Hoogstraten, Egon von Jordan and Philo Hauser

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