Despite seeming often uncomfortable with his sexuality- at one point confessing he wished he weren't gay- Frankie was often very bold in his advances towards men he found attractive and was known to be promiscuous.
Frankie made two appearances on the Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs: the first in September 1959 and the second in January 1982.
In 1957, Frankie took the role of Bottom in an Old Vic production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Frankie contributed to a CD called Freudiana, released in 1990. He took lead vocals on a song called 'Sects Therapy'.
In 1991, Frankie was awarded the Silver Heart award by the Variety Club to celebrate forty-five years in the entertainment business.
Toward the end of his life, Frankie moved to the village of Cross in Somerset to a house called Wavering Down. His partner, Dennis Haymer, still lives in the house and opens it during the summer as a museum of Frankie's collection of memorabilia.
David Benson has written a one-man show about the life of Frankie Howerd called To Be Frank.
For Carry On Doctor (1968), Frankie received a wage of seven thousand five hundred pounds. For Carry On Up The Jungle (1970), he received nine thousand pounds.
In 2005, Frankie's OBE medal was raffled off to raise money for various charities.
Frankie met his long-term partner, Dennis Haymer, in 1955. The couple were together until Frankie's death.
Frankie played Sir Joseph Porter KCB in a 1982 television adaptation of the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta H.M.S. Pinafore.
Frankie will be portrayed by Little Britain actor David Walliams in a BBC television biography entitled Rather You Than Me.
Despite a perceived longstanding connection to the Carry On film franchise, Frankie only appeared in two Carry On films: Carry On Doctor (1967) and Carry On Up The Jungle (1970) and appeared in the Christmas special Carry On Christmas in 1969.
Frankie's grave is located at St. Gregory's Church in Weare, Somerset.
Frankie was awarded the OBE (Officer of the British Empire) in 1977 for his services to the entertainment industry.
In 1990, Frankie addressed the Oxford Student Union. The routine was recorded and broadcast under the title Frankie Howerd On Campus.
Frankie died the day before fellow comedian Benny Hill.
Frankie published his autobiography in 1976 entitled On The Way, I Lost It.
Howerd was a homosexual.
He was 6' 0½" tall.
Frankie Howerd: (On working with the Carry On team) It's good to be part of a team, it tends to stop you becoming self-centred!