Appeared (as "Owen O'Malley") in "Twentieth Century" on Broadway. Comedy (original production). Written by Ben Hecht
and Charles MacArthur
. Scenic Design by Cirker & Robbins. Directed by George Abbott
. Broadhurst Theatre: 29 Dec 1932-20 May 1933 (152 performances). Cast: Frank Badham (as "Porter"), Granville Bates
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To tell you the truth, I don't give much thought to television as a field of endeavor. It's a place - an art let's call it - where I'm making a livelihood. If something happens to television, I'll tend bar, something I enjoy doing.
Both he and Vivian Vance
had nothing but contempt for each other during the run of I Love Lucy
(1951), which is probably what filtered into their TV characters and made them work so beautifully. The two were given the opportunity to move into their own "Fred and Ethel" spin-off once "Lucy" had run its course in 1959. Despite his animosity towards her, Frawley saw a lucrative opportunity and was ...
Played numerous sarcastic characters, through out his career.