Al Franken

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Steve Franken

The American actor who has starred in nearly half a century of film and television and has played more than 160 roles. United States Senator (United States) Al Franken (Al Franken) – his cousin.

Author: Elena Murzin

Steve Franken, the son of a Hollywood press agent, was born May 27, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York (Brooklyn, New York). His first role he got in the TV series’ Playhouse 90 “television channel CBS, where he played a character named Willie (Willie). In the same year, Franken flashed in two films, love drama “Charmed scene ‘(Stage Struck), and the crime thriller’ hates cops’ (Cop Hater). Amato Producer Rod (Rod Amateau) saw a young actor in Los Angeles theatrical production ‘Say, Darling’ and offered him the role of budding playboy in the sitcom ‘The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis’ on the channel CBS. He appeared in the middle of the first season and played in 35 of the 142 episodes before the end of the fourth period, from 1960 to 1963. Franken explained painfully arrogant view of his character ulcer, which he himself suffered from 14 years old when his mother died.

Fearing similar roles, Franco wanted to play some brilliant villain, but instead he had to play in the role of another wealthy revelers in the sitcom ‘Tom, Dick and Mary’ (1964-1965), and since then began his long career as a characteristic of television and film actor.

In 1963, he played a killer in the famous episode of “The Case of the death penalty ‘(The Case of the Deadly Verdict) of the series’ Perry Mason’ (Perry Mason). Immediately after the closed ‘The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis’, Franken got the role of a young military man in the TV series ‘The Lieutenant’, the first series created by Gene Roddenberry (Gene Roddenberry). He played the role of the military and others, among whom were American pilot, who is an arms dealer and a traitor in an episode of ‘The Rat Patrol’, prisoner of war, and Lieutenant ‘Follow me, boys!’ (Follow Me, Boys. 1966) with Fred Makmyurreem (Fred MacMurray).

From 1966 to 1971, he appeared in different roles, at least six episodes of the comedy ‘Bewitched’ (Bewitched).

In the role of a drunken waiter Levinson (Levinson) Steve Franken played in comedy in 1968 ‘The Party’ with Peter Sellers (Peter Sellers) and Claudine Lounge (Claudine Longet) and established himself as a great comic actor.

From 1970 to 1973 he appeared in five episodes of the comedy ‘Love, American Style’ and played in three series of police drama ‘Adam-12 “in 1971-1972. In 1979, Franco starred in the role of Tom Voorhees (Tom Voorhies) with Michael Constantine (Michael Constantine) in the Disney movie for the whole family ‘The North Avenue Irregulars’. In 1980 he again had a chance to work with Peter Sellers comedy ‘The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu ‘.

During the filming of a religious television anthology ‘Insight’ Franken not

lko shot himself, but also directed some episodes. He went on to appear in small roles in popular television series, among them ‘Murphy Brown’ (Murphy Brown), ‘King of Queens’ (The King of Queens) and ‘Seinfeld’ (Seinfeld).

In 2002-2003 participated in Franken scoring computer games from the series ‘Law & Order’ (Law & Order), as well as working on the dubbing of Disney cartoons ‘Road Rovers’ and ‘Static Shock’, animated series ‘Batman’ (Batman: The Animated Series), ‘The Smurfs’ (Smurfs), ‘The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda’ (The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda), and the movie ‘Spawn’ (Spawn, 1997).

Steve Franco died August 24, 2012 from complications of cancer in a medical rehabilitation center in Canoga Park, California (Canoga Park, California), at the age of 80 years. He is survived by his wife Jean Franken (Jean Franken) and three daughters, two of them – from a previous marriage with Julia Carter (Julia Carter).

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