Frank Sully in Let's Go Collegiate (1941)
June 17, 1908|
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Died||December 17, 1975
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Sully was often cast as a heavy or villain throughout his career. Modern viewers will recognize Sully in his appearances in several late Three Stooges films such as Fling in the Ring, Pardon My Backfire and Guns a Poppin. In comedy, perhaps his most memorable role was as the bewildered waiter who thinks he is seeing triple in the Stooges' A Merry Mix Up. Dramatically, Sully is remembered as one of the Joad family members 'Noah Joad', whose family treks across country for a new life, in the 1940 classic John Ford film The Grapes of Wrath.
In addition to his film work, Sully also had bit parts in several television shows. Credits include Maverick, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Leave It to Beaver, I Love Lucy and The Beverly Hillbillies and "Charley" on Topper. Sully also had a recurring role of "Danny" on The Virginian.
Frank Sully died on December 17, 1975. He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Long Beach, California.
- Gentle Julia (1936)
- Follow the Fleet (1936)
- Captains Courageous (1937) as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
- Start Cheering (1938)
- The Fighting 69th (1940)
- Young People (1940)
- Cross-Country Romance (1940)
- The Grapes of Wrath (1940) as Noah Joad
- A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941)
- You'll Never Get Rich (1941)
- All Through the Night (1942) as Spence
- Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as Army Recruiter (uncredited)
- My Sister Eileen (1942)
- Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942)
- Thousands Cheer (1943)
- The More the Merrier (1943)
- Dangerous Blondes (1943)
- Bachelor Daze (1944)
- Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945)
- Boston Blackie and the Law (1946)
- Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (1946)
- The Phantom Thief (1946)
- Wild Harvest (1947)
- Gun Smugglers (1949)
- Northern Patrol (1953)
- Pardon My Backfire (1953)
- Fling in the Ring (1955)
- Blunder Boys (1955)
- Flagpole Jitters (1956)
- A Merry Mix Up (1957)
- Guns a Poppin (1957)
- Bye Bye Birdie (1963) as Maude's Bartender (uncredited)
- Funny Girl (1968) as Bartender (uncredited)