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Frank Ferguson

American character actor Frank Ferguson appeared in scores of films and television shows, often as self-important types. Prior to his film debut, he was a prominent performer and director with the acclaimed Pasadena Community Playhouse, where he coached numerous up-and-coming young actors such as Dana Andrews, George Reeves, Robert Preston and Victor Mature. He broke into films, himself, in the early 1940s, usually playing minor supporting roles, though he was seen to advantage in larger roles, notably in two of the best-known (and oddest) westerns of the '50s, Rancho Notorious (1952) and Johnny Guitar (1954). He played hundreds of ranchers, bankers and police detectives in films and television throughout the '50s and '60s. He became most familiar as "Gus" on the children's program My Friend Flicka (1955) and later as "Eli Carson" on the two TV series based on the novel Peyton Place (1964). He semi-retired in 1972 and died of cancer six years later.


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Born:
Dec 25, 1899 In Ferndale, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
150
First Appeared:
In the movie Gambling On The High Seas 1940-06-22
Latest Project:
Series La casa de la pradera 1974-09-11
Known For
Poster of La gran matanza Sioux
Poster of Así mueren los valientes
Poster of Wicked Woman
Poster of The Hunted
Filmography
Series La casa de la pradera Unknown 1974-09-11
Series Return to Peyton Place Eli Carson 1972-04-03
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Series Nanny and the Professor Unknown 1970-01-21
Series Green Acres Unknown 1965-09-15
Movie La gran matanza Sioux General Alfred Howe Terry 1965-04-25
Series Peyton Place 1964-09-15
Series Wendy and Me Unknown 1964-09-14
Series Viaje al Fondo del Mar Unknown 1964-09-14
Movie La revancha de Clint Cooper Dan Evans 1964-04-01
Movie Canción de cuna para un cadáver Newspaper Editor 1964-12-15
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series Temple Houston Judge Gurney 1963-09-19
Series El virginiano Unknown 1962-09-19
Series The Asphalt Jungle Unknown 1961-04-02
Series Target: The Corruptors! Unknown 1961-09-29
Series Everglades Unknown 1961-10-09
Movie Un gángster para un milagro Newspaper Editor 1961-12-18
Series Surfside 6 Unknown 1960-10-06
Series The Andy Griffith Show Unknown 1960-10-03
Movie Atardecer en Campobello Dr. Bennett 1960-09-28
Series The Tall Man Unknown 1960-09-10
Series COronado 9 Unknown 1960-09-06
Movie Raymie Rex 1960-07-05
Series Philip Marlowe Unknown 1959-10-06
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Series The Alaskans Unknown 1959-10-04
Series La dimensión desconocida Unknown 1959-10-02
Series Wichita Town Unknown 1959-09-30
Series Lock-Up Unknown 1959-09-28
Series Laramie Unknown 1959-09-15
Movie Terror en un pueblo de Texas Deacon Matt Holmes 1958-09-01
Series Peter Gunn Unknown 1958-09-22
Movie El desesperado Sheriff Ralph Wittrock 1958-03-30
Series Randall, el justiciero Unknown 1958-09-06
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Bat Masterson Unknown 1958-10-08
Movie Andy Hardy Comes Home Mayor Benson 1958-12-22
Series The Texan Unknown 1958-09-29
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957-07-01
Movie The Iron Sheriff Holloway 1957-04-01
Movie Gun Duel In Durango Sheriff Howard 1957-05-01
Movie This Could Be the Night Mr. Shea 1957-05-14
Movie The Lawless Eighties Owen Sutter 1957-05-31
Movie The Phantom Stagecoach Joe Patterson 1957-03-31
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Series Trackdown Unknown 1957-10-04
Series Leave It to Beaver Unknown 1957-10-04
Series Sugarfoot Unknown 1957-09-17
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Series State Trooper Unknown 1956-09-25
Series My Friend Flicka Unknown 1956-02-10
Movie City of Shadows District Attorney Hunt 1955-06-02
Movie Hombres violentos Mahoney (uncredited) 1955-01-26
Movie New York Confidential Dr. Ludlow 1955-02-15
Movie Mar eterno Admiral L.D. 1955-04-19
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Movie Los contrabandistas de Moonfleet Coachman 1955-06-24
Series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Unknown 1955-09-06
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie The McConnell Story Mechanic 1955-09-29
Movie Así mueren los valientes Marshal George Henderson 1955-12-25
Movie El marginado Chad Polson 1954-08-15
Movie Johnny Guitar Marshal Williams 1954-05-26
Series The Lone Wolf Unknown 1954-01-01
Movie The Shanghai Story Haljerson 1954-09-01
Series December Bride Unknown 1954-10-04
Movie Siempre tú y yo Bartell 1954-12-01
Series Lassie Unknown 1954-09-12
Movie El monstruo de los tiempos remotos Dr. Morton 1953-06-13
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Woman They Almost Lynched Bartender 1953-03-20
Movie Gardenia azul Drunk Reporter 1953-03-23
Movie Trouble Along the Way Mike Edwards 1953-04-04
Movie The Marksman Champ Wiley 1953-04-10
Movie Río de pólvora Johnny Slater 1953-06-07
Series City Detective Unknown 1953-01-01
Movie La mano solitaria Mr. Dunn 1953-06-26
Movie Hannah Lee John Britton 1953-07-13
Movie So This Is Love Commencement Speaker 1953-07-15
Movie Big Leaguer Wally Mitchell 1953-08-19
Movie City of Bad Men Easterner at Training Camp 1953-09-11
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie Wicked Woman Bill Porter (lawyer) 1953-12-09
Movie Texas Bad Man Gil 1953-12-20
Movie Hogar, dulce hogar Steve (uncredited) 1952-01-10
Movie Boots Malone Private Investigator 1952-01-11
Movie Encubridora Preacher 1952-03-01
Movie Oklahoma Annie Eldridge Haskell 1952-03-24
Movie The Winning Team Sam Arrants 1952-06-20
Movie Wagons West Cyrus Cook 1952-07-06
Movie It Grows on Trees John Letherby 1952-09-02
Series Hopalong Cassidy Unknown 1952-09-19
Series Adventures of Superman Unknown 1952-09-19
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie La casa en la sombra Willows 1951-12-17
Movie The Barefoot Mailman Doc Bethune (uncredited) 1951-12-03
Movie Elopement Pinkie's Father 1951-11-23
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Thunder in God's Country Bates 1951-04-07
Movie Santa Fe Marshal Bat Masterson 1951-04-01
Movie Louisa Park Attendant 1950-05-31
Movie The Good Humor Man Insp. Quint 1950-06-01
Movie Las furias Dr. Grieve 1950-08-16
Series Treasury Men in Action Unknown 1950-09-11
Movie Frenchie Jim Dobbs 1950-12-25
Movie Under Mexicali Stars Counterfeitor Goldie 1950-11-20
Movie Free For All Hap Ross 1949-11-01
Movie Roseanna McCoy Ellison Hatfield 1949-10-12
Movie Follow Me Quietly J.C. McGill 1949-07-07
Movie Atrapados Dr. Hoffman 1949-02-17
Movie Departamento de estado, Oriente 649 1949-02-11
Movie Slightly French Marty Freeman (uncredited) 1949-02-02
Movie Más fuerte que la Ley Logan (uncredited) 1949-01-25
Movie Dynamite 'Hard Rock' Mason 1949-01-18
Movie Fighting Father Dunne Colpeck 1948-05-12
Movie The Bride Goes Wild Reporter (uncredited) 1948-03-03
Movie El milagro de las campanas Dolan 1948-03-27
Movie The Hunted Paul Harrison 1948-04-07
Movie Fort Apache Newspaperman (uncredited) 1948-03-26
Movie Abbott y Costello contra los fantasmas Mr. McDougal 1948-06-15
Movie The Vicious Circle Stark 1948-07-21
Movie Walk a Crooked Mile Carl Bemish 1948-09-02
Movie Rachel y el extrangero Mr. Green 1948-09-20
Movie Murallas humanas Tom Ransome 1948-11-22
Movie Variety Girl R.J. O'Connell 1947-08-29
Movie Shy Guy Mr. Norton 1947-08-05
Movie No me creerán Mr. Cahill, Defense Attorney 1947-07-16
Movie Welcome Stranger Crane (uncredited) 1947-06-13
Movie Blaze of Noon Cash Jones 1947-05-02
Movie O.S.S. Electronics Engineer (uncredited) 1946-05-26
Movie Blonde for a Day Walter Bronson 1946-06-10
Movie The Searching Wind Embassy Attendant 1946-08-09
Movie Secrets of a Sorority Girl Justin Farley 1945-08-15
Movie Diez héroes de West Point Alden Brown 1942-06-26
Movie Spy Ship Burns 1942-06-06
Movie El cuervo Albert Baker 1942-05-13
Movie Broadway Reporter 1942-05-08
Movie At the Stroke of Twelve Prosecuting Attorney 1941-11-15
Movie Murieron con las botas puestas Grant's Secretary 1941-11-01
Movie Four Mothers Music Foundation Director 1941-01-04
Movie Father Is A Prince Ben Haley 1940-11-18
Movie Gambling On The High Seas The State's District Attorney 1940-06-22