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Freddie Frinton (1909–1968)

Freddie Frinton was born on January 17, 1909 in Grimsby, England as Frederick Bittiner Coo. He was an actor and writer, known for Dinner for One (1963), Thicker Than Water (1968) and Comedy Playhouse (1961). He was married to Nora Gratton and Maisie Basil. He died on October 16, 1968 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 59) in London, England, UK

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Thicker Than Water Fred Holmes
Comedy Playhouse Fred Holmes / Freddie Blacklock
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 1968 His Favourite Family (TV Movie)
 1963-1968 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Fred Holmes / Freddie Blacklock
- The Family of Fred (1968) ... Fred Holmes
- The Bed (1963) ... Freddie Blacklock
 1968 Thicker Than Water (TV Series)
Fred Holmes
- The Family of Fred: Pilot (1968) ... Fred Holmes
 1967 Wedding Fever (TV Movie)
 1963-1966 Meet the Wife (TV Series)
Freddie Blacklock
- Christmas Travel (1966) ... Freddie Blacklock
- This Christmas, Shop Early! (1966) ... Freddie Blacklock
- Bless 'Em All (1966) ... Freddie Blacklock
- The Nasty Sleeper (1966) ... Freddie Blacklock
- The Homework (1966) ... Freddie Blacklock
 1965 My Perfect Husband (TV Movie)
 1964 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series)
Freddie Blacklock - Meet the Wife segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1964 (1964) ... Freddie Blacklock - Meet the Wife segment
 1963 Dinner for One (TV Short)
 1962 The Best Laid Schemes (TV Short)
 1961 Bitte, lassen Sie sich unterhalten (TV Movie)
James (as Freddy Frinton)
 1961 What a Whopper
Gilbert Pinner
 1960-1961 Guten Abend! (TV Series)
James (rumored) / James
- Episode #1.5 (1961) ... James (rumored) (as Freddy Frinton)
- Episode #1.2 (1960) ... James
 1960 Make Mine Mink
 1960 Arthur's Treasured Volumes (TV Series)
- Pillbeam of Twickenham (1960) ... Cushie
 1959 The Arthur Haynes Show (TV Series)
- Episode #5.6 (1959)
- Episode #5.5 (1959)
- Episode #5.4 (1959)
- Episode #5.3 (1959)
- Episode #5.2 (1959)
 1956 Stars in Your Eyes
 1953 Forces' Sweetheart
Aloysius Dimwitty
 1948 Trouble in the Air
Fred Somers
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (9 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

1949: "Sky High". Liverpool Empire, Liverpool, England. Cast list also included; Jimmy Edwards and Joyce Golding.

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2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Freddy Frinton

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He died three weeks before a scheduled new TV-production of his famous sketch Dinner for One (1963). The show was to be re-shot in color. See more »

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