Frome as Vice Admiral Fangschleister from Batman (1966).
February 24, 1909|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||March 21, 1989
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Marjorie Frome (?-1989) (his death) (1 child)|
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Frome landed his first acting job in the short subject Daredevil O'Dare in 1934. He did not act again until 1939 when he joined the cast of Ride 'Em Cowgirl as Oliver Sheahe.
His acting career stalled until 1950, when he began to find steady work appearing on television shows like I Love Lucy, Adventures of Superman and Lassie. He also worked with The Three Stooges during their final years in the Columbia Pictures short subject department, appearing in the films Pies and Guys and Quiz Whizz.
Frome was very busy in the 1960s, concentrating mainly on character acting roles for television. He also appeared as a comic foil in many Jerry Lewis films. He covered all types, ranging from hapless souls and college professors to heavies, salesmen, and policemen. Frome could be seen on such shows as Hennesey, The Lawless Years, 77 Sunset Strip, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Addams Family, Batman, Adam-12, Bewitched, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Monkees, and A Touch of Grace.
Frome continued acting until 1977, his last role being in the made-for-television remake on the film Captains Courageous. He died of congestive heart failure on March 21, 1989, and was buried in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery.