Frank Sully started his acting career in 1929 and appeared on stage, film and television. The collection consists of a small
amount of scripts, photographs, biographical information, clippings, and contracts related to Sully’s career.
Frank Sullivan, professionally known as Frank Sully and as Sully, was born in 1908 in St. Louis, Missouri. He began his career
in Vaudeville in 1929. His stage work included Whoopee (1933), Midsummer Night’s Dream (1934) and Kiss Me, Kate (1955). During
World War II, Sully performed in U.S.O. Camp Shows. Much of his professional work was concentrated in film and television
where he was frequently cast as folksy or villainous characters. In 1940, Frank Sully starred in the film adaption of Grapes
of Wrath. Other film appearances include Let’s Go Collegiate (1941), Bye Bye Birdie (1963), and Funny Girl (1968), among others.
His many television credits include The Beverly Hillbillies, Colt .45, and The Virginian. He died December 17, 1975 in Woodland
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