Frank Fontaine

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Born

4/19/1920 , Cambridge, Massachusetts

Died

8/4/1978

Birth Name

Frank Fontaine

Gender

Male

Biography:

Frank Fontaine began his comedic career on radio with "The Jack Benny Show". When Jack ventured into television, he took Frank with him, his singing and comedy were a big hit on Jack's show. This lead to other television variety show appearances and a close relationship with Jackie Gleason was formed with the character he invented "Crazy Guggenheim". He always seemed to play the same character throughout his career.