Sunday 7 October 2012

Frankie Burke

Born: 6 June 1915, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 7 April, 1983, Chapman, Kansas, USA

Frankie Burke could easily be mistaken for a young James Cagney at first glance and even played Cagney's younger self in Angels With Dirty Faces (1938).  This was the culmination of hard work as a Cagney impersonator on vaudeville.  Towards the end of his life Burke was homeless and chose to ride the rails until dying of lung cancer.

Nancy Drew...Reporter (1939) as Beldenburg Hotel bellboy (uncredited)

Frankie Burke is on the left, with Olin Howland.

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