William Frawley



  • Birth Name: William Clement Frawley
  • Birth Place: Burlington, IA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/26/1887, Pisces
  • Date of Death: 03/03/1966
  • Profession: Actor
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William Frawley Fast Facts:
  • Began his acting career on the vaudeville stage, traveling the country and performing primarily in comic duos.
  • Widely credited as being the first public performer of the popular song "My Melancholy Baby," in 1912, which was later recorded by several famous artists including Ella Fitzgerald and Barbra Streisand.
  • Followed his younger brother Paul to the Broadway stage in 1925, landing a role in the musical comedy Merry, Merry.
  • Returned to his vaudeville performance roots in 1958, recording the album Bill Frawley Sings the Old Ones.
  • William Frawley Relationships:
  • John Frawley - Brother
  • Michael Frawley - Father
  • Edna Louise Broedt - Ex-wife
  • Paul Frawley - Brother
  • Mary Ellen Frawley - Mother
  • Mary - Sister
  • William Frawley Awards:
  • 1958 Emmy: Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1954 Emmy: Best Series Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 1955 Emmy: Best Supporting Actor in a Regular Series - Nominee
  • 1956 Emmy: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1957 Emmy: Best Supporting Performance by an Actor - Nominee

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