Frank Graham (voice actor)
|Born||Frank Lee Graham
November 22, 1914
Detroit, Michigan, United States
|Died||September 2, 1950
Hollywood, California, United States
|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Occupation||Radio announcer, voice actor|
Frank Lee Graham (November 22, 1914 – September 2, 1950) was an American radio announcer and voice actor.
Graham was born in Detroit, Michigan to Frank L. Graham and opera singer Ethel Briggs Graham. He later traveled with his mother on tour.
He attended the University of California for one year and left to begin his acting career in Seattle, both on the stage and in radio. He was brought to Hollywood in 1937 to join KNX Radio. He had been married two years before to Dorothy Jack of Seattle. He was the star of Night Cap Yarns over CBS from 1938 through 1942 and was the announcer of dozens of programs, including the Ginny Simms, Rudy Vallee and Nelson Eddy shows.
He starred in Jeff Regan, Investigator and co-developed the radio drama Satan’s Watin’ with Van Des Autels. Graham was also The Wandering Vaquero, the narrator of The Romance Of The Ranchos radio series (1941–1942), also on the CBS network.
One of his few live action roles was playing the title character in the film Cosmo Jones, Crime Smasher (1943). He had also served as a writer for the radio program on which the film was based upon.
Graham played numerous characters in animated films for Walt Disney, MGM, Columbia and Warner Bros.. He voiced the Wolf in Tex Avery's Droopy cartoons, as well as the Mouse in King-Size Canary at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He provided the voices of the Fox and Crow in the eponymous-named shorts at Columbia.
- Los Angeles Times, 'Radio Star Graham Commits Suicide', September 4, 1950.