Frank Orth Biography

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wiki Biography: Orth started his career in vaudeville in 1897. He married Ann Codee who would be his wife for fifty years until her death in 1961. Together they were billed as Codee and Orth. He entered movies by making the first foreign language film shorts in sound for Warner Bros. in 1928. That started him on a long career of small parts, often playing cops or bartenders and always Irish. His best known role was as Inspector Faraday in the "Boston Blackie" TV series. He retired in 1959 after undergoing throat surgery.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Houdini Mr. Hunter
Boston Blackie Inspector Faraday 1951 - 1953 Crime
Vakantiedokter, De Opera Cloak Room Attendant 2009
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
His Girl Friday 1940 Comedy, Drama, Romance
I Wake Up Screaming 1941 Crime, Drama
My Gal Sal 1942 Musical
Footlight Serenade 1942 Comedy, Musical, Romance
Orchestra Wives 1942 Music
Hello, Frisco, Hello 1943 0, 0
The Lost Weekend 1945 Drama
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers 1946 Drama
The Big Clock 1948 Crime, Drama
The Great Rupert 1950 Comedy, Family
Double Dynamite 1951 Comedy, Music
Houdini 1953 Drama
Here Come the Girls 1953 Comedy, Musical