William Frawley - 26Feb 1887 - 03Mar 1966 (died at the age of 79)

William Frawley - 26Feb 1887 - 03Mar 1966 (died at the age of 79)

Some of the cast of the American TV sitcom 'My Three Sons', circa 1963. Left to right: Don Grady , William Frawley , Fred MacMurray , Stanley Livingston and Tim Considine.

Some of the cast of the American TV sitcom 'My Three Sons', circa 1963. Left to right: Don Grady , William Frawley , Fred MacMurray , Stanley Livingston and Tim Considine.

Vivian Vance & William Frawley

Vivian Vance & William Frawley

William Frawley and Vivian Vance, who played Fred Ethel, were more than 2 decades apart in age in real life and that disparity caused some real friction on set. Reportedly, they didn't get along and would constantly call one another names. It wasn't until years after the show went off the air that their costars realized the tension they were around every day.

William Frawley and Vivian Vance, who played Fred Ethel, were more than 2 decades apart in age in real life and that disparity caused some real friction on set. Reportedly, they didn't get along and would constantly call one another names. It wasn't until years after the show went off the air that their costars realized the tension they were around every day.

The Death of William Frawley and Vivian Vance

The Death of William Frawley and Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance and William Frawley famously did not get along. Why did Vance reportedly dislike her on-screen husband?  #ILoveLucy #ILoveLucyQuiz

Vivian Vance and William Frawley famously did not get along. Why did Vance reportedly dislike her on-screen husband? #ILoveLucy #ILoveLucyQuiz

Happy February 26 birthday to William Frawley, born on that date in 1887. Before I Love Lucy there were movies, a surprising number of them with a sports theme. Those are covered on this page along with Frawley's early biography concentrating on his vaudeville days.

Happy February 26 birthday to William Frawley, born on that date in 1887. Before I Love Lucy there were movies, a surprising number of them with a sports theme. Those are covered on this page along with Frawley's early biography concentrating on his vaudeville days.

The Lucy Show -- Lucille Ball & William Frawley Reunion - YouTube

The Lucy Show -- Lucille Ball & William Frawley Reunion - YouTube

William Frawley, Actor: My Three Sons. William Frawley was born in Burlington, Iowa. As a boy he sang at St. Paul's Catholic Church and played at the Burlington Opera House. His first job was as a stenographer for the Union Pacific Railroad. He did vaudeville with his brother Paul, then joined pianist Franz Rath in an act they took to San Francisco in 1910. Four years later he formed a light comedy act with his new wife Edna Louise ...

William Frawley, Actor: My Three Sons. William Frawley was born in Burlington, Iowa. As a boy he sang at St. Paul's Catholic Church and played at the Burlington Opera House. His first job was as a stenographer for the Union Pacific Railroad. He did vaudeville with his brother Paul, then joined pianist Franz Rath in an act they took to San Francisco in 1910. Four years later he formed a light comedy act with his new wife Edna Louise ...

Vivian Vance (born Vivian Roberta Jones, July 26, 1909 – August 17, 1979)[2] was an American television and theater actress and singer. Vance is best known for her role as Ethel Mertz, sidekick to Lucille Ball on the American television sitcom I Love Lucy, and as Vivian Bagley on The Lucy Show.

Vivian Vance (born Vivian Roberta Jones, July 26, 1909 – August 17, 1979)[2] was an American television and theater actress and singer. Vance is best known for her role as Ethel Mertz, sidekick to Lucille Ball on the American television sitcom I Love Lucy, and as Vivian Bagley on The Lucy Show.

Fred Mertz, Song and Dance Man William Frawley & Inez Courtney Musical N...

Fred Mertz, Song and Dance Man William Frawley & Inez Courtney Musical N...

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