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Franklin Pangborn
Birth: Jan. 23, 1889
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1958
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

He was a character actor in such movies as "My Man Godfrey." In his early years, worked in short subjects for Mack Sennett and Hal Roach. Later he worked for Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures, and Pathe, always in support of the leading players. His entire career consisted of playing secondary but memorable roles as a fussy, very polite, elegant and prissy person, often officious, fastidious, and somewhat nervous, prone to becoming flustered but essentially upbeat, and with an immediately recognizable high-speed patter-type speech pattern. He often appeared as a foil for major film comedians like W. C. Fields, Harold Lloyd, and the Ritz Brothers and played in over 200 films, including "Father Knows Best," "A Star Is Born," "My Man Godfrey," "The Bank Dick" and "Never Give A Sucker An Even Break" with W.C. Fields, and "Now Voyager," which starred Bette Davis. He died on July 20, 1958 after undergoing cancer surgery. For his contributions to motion pictures, Franklin Pangborn has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street. (bio by: Dan) 
Family links: 
  Benjamin F. Pangborn (1867 - 1942)
  Harriet Edith Morris Pangborn (1870 - 1948)
  Franklin Pangborn (1889 - 1958)
  A. Gordon Pangborn (1896 - 1946)*
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Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Great Mausoleum, Columbarium of Security
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 02, 1999
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Franklin Pangborn
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Franklin Pangborn
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