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Birthdate :April 9, 1921
Country : United States of America
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Frankie Thomas Timeline
1934Starred with both of his parents in his first movie, Wednesday's Child (1934).
1935Was up for the role of David Copperfield in The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger (1935) for MGM but Louis B. Mayer thought he was not frail enough for the part.
1950He became most famous for his title role in the television series "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet" (1950). Fifty years after the series ended, he was still making personal appearances as a result of that role.
1950There were over 100 different products bearing the name of Frankie's space character Tom Corbett during the early 1950s. One product was called Kellogg's Pep, the "Solar Cereal," which had Frankie's picture on the box.
1950Was buried at his request in his "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet" (1950) costume.
1950Beat out actor Jack Lemmon for the role of space hero Tom Corbett in 1950.
1997Did not marry until his late 60s to wife Virginia. She passed away in 1997. She had two children from a prior marriage. He was survived by them and a step-grandson.
2006He was scheduled to be a special guest at the 2006 Worldcon in Los Angeles (LA Con IV) but died before the convention was held.
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