Frank Lovejoy

About Frank Lovejoy

Who is it?: Actor, Soundtrack
Birth Day: March 28, 1912
Birth Place:  The Bronx, New York, United States
Resting place: Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City
Years active: 1948–62
Spouse(s): Frances Williams (1939-1940; divorced) Joan Banks (1940-1962; his death) 2 children

Frank Lovejoy

Frank Lovejoy was born on March 28, 1912 in  The Bronx, New York, United States, is Actor, Soundtrack. Square-jawed, intense, no-nonsense Frank Lovejoy played a succession of detectives, street cops, reporters, soldiers and such over his career. Born in the Bronx, New York, in 1912, he worked on Wall Street as a teenager, but the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 cost him his job, and to make ends meet he got into acting. He played in touring companies throughout the Northeast before making his Broadway debut in 1934. His gritty, authoritative voice was perfect for radio, and he became a staple on such shows as "Gangbusters", "Night Beat" and "Damon Runyon Theater". Making his film debut in 1948, he worked steadily, mainly in supporting parts but also as a first or second lead (one of his best roles was as one of the hunters kidnapped by murderous psychopath William Talman in the classic The Hitch-Hiker (1953), directed by Ida Lupino). He played soldiers in such war pictures as Breakthrough (1950) and Retreat, Hell! (1952) and even showed up in a western or two. During the 1950s he starred in his own TV shows, Man Against Crime (1956) and Meet McGraw (1957). He died of a heart attack in New York City in 1962.
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As per our current Database, Frank Lovejoy has been died on October 2, 1962(1962-10-02) (aged 50)\nNew York City, New York, U.S..

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When Frank Lovejoy die, Frank Lovejoy was 50 years old.

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Occupation Actor
Age 50 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 28, 1912 ( The Bronx, New York, United States)
Birthday March 28
Town/City  The Bronx, New York, United States
Nationality United States

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Frank Lovejoy’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

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Frank Lovejoy was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

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Lovejoy was first married to Frances Williams (1901–59), but divorced in the late 1930s. In 1940, Lovejoy married Actress Joan Banks (1918–1998), with whom he had a son and a daughter.


A successful radio actor, Lovejoy played Broadway Harry on the Gay Nineties Revue and was heard on the 1930s crime drama series Gang Busters. Lovejoy was a narrator (during the first season) for the show This Is Your FBI.


In films of the 1940s and 1950s, Lovejoy mostly played supporting roles. Appearing in movies such as Goodbye, My Fancy (1951) with Joan Crawford, and The Hitch-Hiker (1953) directed by Ida Lupino, Lovejoy was effective playing the movie's everyman in extraordinary situations. He was in several war movies, notably Stanley Kramer's Home of the Brave (1949), Breakthrough (1950), Joseph H. Lewis's Retreat, Hell! (1952) which portrayed the United States Marine Corps' retreat from the Chosin Reservoir (Changjin Reservoir) during the Korean War and as a Marine sergeant again in Beachhead (1954). In 1951, he had the title role in I Was a Communist for the FBI with co-stars Ron Hagerthy, Paul Picerni, and Philip Carey.


On October 2, 1962, Frank Lovejoy died of a heart attack in his sleep at his residence in New York City. His wife, Joan Banks, called for medical help after she was unable to wake him. The couple had been appearing in a New Jersey production of the Gore Vidal play The Best Man.

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