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FRANK GORSHIN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Frank Gorshin was born on April 5th, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to a father who was employed as a railroad worker and his mother was employed as a seamstress.  While he was enrolled in High School, Frank found part time work as an usher at the Sheridan Square Theatre and began to develop an interest in acting. 
 
He enjoyed doing impressions and entered a talent contest using his skills which he won and was therefore given a chance for a one week gig at a night club called Jackie Heller's Carousel night club.  He finally got himself a paid job and this was his first step towards his career in entertainment.
 
When he was nineteen years old, he took a brief break from acting to join the United States Army, however instead of fighting in the Army he actually worked as an entertainer for them.  After he performed with the Army for two years he had the chance to meet a Hollywood agent and got his first role in the film, "The Proud and Profane" (1956) followed by a number of television drama roles.  

When he went on a vacation to visit his family he received a call from his agent that he needed to return to Hollywood right away for a screen test, instead of flying he decided to make the drive across country and was in a car accident.  He was admitted to the hospital and media reports said he was killed, therefore the part for the film went to another actor.  It turned out, Gorshin was just injured and returned to Hollywood not getting cast in that film.
 
He did however, continue to work in the industry receiving roles on a number of other films such as, "Hot Rod Girl" (1956), "Invasion of the Saucer Men" (1957), "Dragstrip Girl" 91957) and "Bells Are Ringing" (1960). 
 
Alongside his film career, he was now being offered jobs in various Hollywood nightclubs as well as Las Vegas Showrooms.  He was also making a number of guest appearances on a variety of television shows such as, "The Ed Sullivan Show" (1948) and he played the character, the Riddler from the Batman series on the film, "Batman" (1966) for which he earned and Emmy nomination from the television version.  This was followed by another Emmy nomination when he appeared on an episode of, "Star Trek" (1966).
 
Along with his film, television and nightclub performances he also made his Broadway debut in 1970 in the play, "Jimmy" and received excellent reviews for his performance.  In total Gorshin has appeared in over 70 films and made over forty television appearances.  His final appearance was in, "CSI" (2000).  

He was also an active member serving as Honorary Chairman of the Entertainment Division for the American Heart Association.  He only married once to Christina Randazzo in 1957 and they remained happily married having one child together until he passed away on May 17th, 2005 in Burbank, California from lung cancer, emphysema and pneumonia.  Frank was buried in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in a family plot at the Roman Catholic Calvary Cemetery in the Hazelwood section of Pittsburgh.
 
Frank Gorshin was considered one of the top impressionists in Hollywood and he will always be remembered for his most famous acting role was as The Riddler in the Batman live action television series.
 
 
Filmography

2006 Dr. Vegas
2006 The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park 
2005 Angels with Angles
2005 The Batman
2004 Love Story in Harvard 
2003 Mail Order Bride
2002 Sting of the Black Scorpion
2002 Manna from Heaven 
2002 High Times Potluck 
2001 Black Scorpion
2000 Something Else 
2000 Hollywood Off-Ramp
2000 The Curio Trunk 
2000 Beethoven's 3rd 
2000 Luck of the Draw 
2000 Castle Rock 
2000 Diablo II 
1999 General Hospital 
1999 King Crab: Space Crustacean 
1999 The Phantom Eye 
1999 Game Day
1999 Final Rinse 
1999 Man of the Century 
1999 The Art of Murder
1999 All Shook Up
1999 The Rules (For Men)
1997 From Hare to Eternity 
1997 Twilight of the Ice Nymphs 
1997 Johnny Bravo
1997 Bloodmoon 
1997 Pullet Surprise
1997 Threshold 
1997 Better Than Ever 
1997 After the Game 
1996 Superior Duck 
1995 Twelve Monkeys
1995 The Ren & Stimpy Show
1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 
1995 Buford's Got a Gun 
1994 The Big Story 
1994 Hail Caesar
1994 Are You Afraid of the Dark?
1993 Amore! 
1993 The Meteor Man 
1992 The Hollywood Beach Murders
1992 Sweet Justice 
1992 Body Trouble
1989 Midnight
1989 Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers
1989 Monsters
1989 Singapore Harbor, U.S.A.
1988 Murder, She Wrote 
1987 The Gnomes' Great Adventure 
1986 Hollywood Vice Squad 
1986 A Masterpiece of Murder 
1986 Uphill All the Way
1985 Hot Resort 
1984 The Fall Guy
1983 A Night on the Town 
1982 The Uppercrust 
1982 Princess Ida 
1982 ITreasure Island 
1981-1982 The Edge of Night 
1981 Goliath Awaits 
1981 Underground Aces
1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 
1979 Death Car on the Freeway 
1979 Legends of the Superheroes 
1978 Greatest Heroes of the Bible
1978 Record City
1977 The New Adventures of Wonder Woman
1977 Charlie's Angels
1976 Rudolph's Shiny New Year 
1975 Police Woman 
1975 S.W.A.T.
1975 Sky Heist 
1975 Get Christie Love!
1974 Hawaii Five-O
1974 Ironside
1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury
1971 Police Surgeon 
1971 The Ice Palace
1971 The Interns
1970 The Virginian
1970 The Name of the Game
1969 The High Chaparral
1969 Star Trek 
1968 Skidoo 
1967 Garrison's Gorillas
1966-1967 Batman
1966 The Red Skelton Hour
1966 Batman 
1966 A Man Called Shenandoah 
1966 The Munsters
1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance
1965 That Darn Cat! 
1963-1965 Combat!
1965 The Doctors and the Nurses
1965 Insight
1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1964 The DuPont Show of the Week 
1963 Naked City
1962 Empire 
1962 The Untouchables 
1961 Sail a Crooked Ship 
1961 The George Raft Story 
1961 The Defenders
1961 Ring of Fire
1961 The Great Impostor 
1960 Where the Boys Are 
1960 Studs Lonigan 
1960 Bells Are Ringing 
1960 Mr. Lucky 
1959 Hennesey  
1959 The Millionaire
1959 The Detectives 
1959 Have Gun - Will Travel
1959 Warlock
1959 Night of the Quarter Moon 
1959 G.E. True Theater
1959 Frontier Doctor
1958 Torpedo Run 
1958 Tank Battalion 
1957 The Restless Gun
1957 Portland Exposé 
1957 Invasion of the Saucer Men 
1957 The Delicate Delinquent
1957 Dragstrip Girl 
1957 The True Story of Jesse James
1957 Navy Log
1956 Runaway Daughters
1956 Between Heaven and Hell
1956 Hot Rod Girl
1956 The Proud and Profane 
1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 





Matinee Classics - 1001 Arabian Nights
Matinee Classics - That Darn Cat! starring Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall, Neville Brand, Elsa Lanchester, William Demarest, Frank Gorshin, Richard Eastham, Grayson Hall, Tom Lowell, Richard Deacon, Iris Adrian, Liam Sullivan and Don Dorrell
Matinee Classics - That Darn Cat! starring Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall, Neville Brand, Elsa Lanchester, William Demarest, Frank Gorshin, Richard Eastham, Grayson Hall, Tom Lowell, Richard Deacon, Iris Adrian, Liam Sullivan and Don Dorrell
Matinee Classics - That Darn Cat! starring Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall, Neville Brand, Elsa Lanchester, William Demarest, Frank Gorshin, Richard Eastham, Grayson Hall, Tom Lowell, Richard Deacon, Iris Adrian, Liam Sullivan and Don Dorrell
Matinee Classics - The George Raft Story starring Ray Danton, Jayne Mansfield, Julie London, Barrie Chase, Frank Gorshin, Barbara Nichols, Brad Dexter, Margo Moore, Neville Brand, Herschel Bernardi, Joe De Santis and Jack Albertson


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