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About Frank Thornton
Frank Thornton Ball was an English actor best known for his role as Peacock in the Bristish comedy movie, “Are You Being Served?”. He also appeared in “Grace & Favour” as well as for playing Herbert ‘Truly’ Truelove in “Last of the Summer Wine”.
He debuted in 1954 film, “Radio Cab Murder” and TV series, “William Tell”.
He made appearances in several sitcoms and television series such as “Sykes”, “Hancock”, “Love Thy Neighbour”, “The Goodies”, “Steptoe and Son”, and “The Sentimental Agent”, among others.
His father, William Ernest Ball was an organist and a banker, and his mother was Rosina Mary Thornton.
He wedded actress, Beryl Evans in 1945 and had a daughter known as Jane.
In 1984, he received a nomination for the Laurence Olivier Award for his role as Sir John Treymane in the musical, ‘Me and My Girl’.
Frank Thornton was the voice behind ‘Mr. Tibbs’ in the animation film, ‘The BFG’.
He served as an airman in the Second World War as a member of the Royal Air Force, and got promoted to flying officer in 1945.
He attempted learning how to play the organ as a child.
Frank Thornton Rank
Frank Thornton's Popularity
Frank Thornton was a famous English actor, who was born on January 15, 1921. As a person born on this date, Frank Thornton is listed in our database as the 80th most popular celebrity for the day (January 15) and the 111th most popular for the year (1921).
People born on January 15 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Frank Thornton is the 2254th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Frank Thornton's birthday, Frank Thornton is the 2423rd most famous English and ranks 4th in famous people born in Dulwich, London, England, UK.
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