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Frank Thornton

  • Jan 15, 1921 - Mar 16, 2013 (age 92)
  • 6' 1" (1.85 m)
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2013
Frank Thornton
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Frank Thornton

Frank Thornton passed away.
2012
Run for Your Wife
MovieMay 19, 2012

Run for Your Wife

John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous …
John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous marriage for five years. He lives with Stephanie in Finsbury and Michelle in Stockwell. Fortunately, for John, he's a taxi driver which involves varying shift work! Simple? Well, when John unwittingly becomes a have-a-go hero and the Finsbury and Stockwell police forces discover something suspicious in their paperwork, John's happy bubble is about to be burst. The action of the movie takes place during the next hectic 24 hours as John, with the assistance of his gullible neighbor Gary, rush between North and South London attempting to thwart the police and prevent the two loving wives coming face to face!
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2004
Britain's Best Sitcom
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TV ShowJan 10, 2004

Britain's Best Sitcom

Britain's Best Sitcom was a …
Britain's Best Sitcom was a BBC media campaign in which television viewers were asked to decide the best British situation comedy. Viewers could vote via telephone, SMS, or BBC Online. This first round of voting was conducted in 2003, after which the BBC published a list of the top 100 selections. From this list, they produced a 12-episode television series broadcast by BBC Two from January through to March 2004.
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2001
Gosford Park
MovieNov 7, 2001

Gosford Park

Set in the 1930s, the story takes place in an old-fashioned …
Set in the 1930s, the story takes place in an old-fashioned English country house where a weekend shooting party is underway. The story centers on the McCordle family, particularly the man of the house, William McCordle. Getting on in years, William has become benefactor to many of his relatives and friends. As the weekend goes on, secrets are revealed, and it seems everyone, above stairs and below, wants a piece of William and his money, but how far will they go to get it?
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1999
Holby City
TV ShowJan 12, 1999

Holby City

Holby City (styled as HOLBY CI⁺Y) is a British medical drama …
Holby City (styled as HOLBY CI⁺Y) is a British medical drama television series that airs weekly on BBC One. The series was created by Tony McHale and Mal Young as a spin-off from the established BBC medical drama Casualty, and premiered on 12 January 1999. It is set in the same hospital as Casualty, in the fictional city of Holby, and featured occasional crossovers of characters and plots with both Casualty (which featured dedicated episodes broadcast as Casualty@Holby City) and the show's 2007 police procedural spin-off HolbyBlue. Its first executive producers were Young and Johnathan Young, who were succeeded by Kathleen Hutchison from 2002 to 2004, Richard Stokes from 2004 to 2006, McHale from 2006 to 2010, Belinda Campbell from 2010 to 2011, Johnathan Young from 2011 to 2013, Oliver Kent from 2013 to 2017 and Simon Harper from 2017. Holby City airs once a week, all year round, and each series now contains 52 episodes.
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1992
Grace & Favour
TV ShowJan 10, 1992

Grace & Favour

Grace & Favour (American title: Are You Being Served? Again!) …
Grace & Favour (American title: Are You Being Served? Again!) is a British sitcom and a spin-off of Are You Being Served? that aired on BBC1 for two series from 1992 to 1993 and marked the return of Are You Being Served? creators and writers Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft.
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1988
This Morning
TV ShowOct 3, 1988

This Morning

This Morning is a British daytime television programme that is …
This Morning is a British daytime television programme that is broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom. The show airs live and features news, topical items, showbiz, style and beauty, home and garden, food, health, real life and other similar features.
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1987
The BFG
MovieNov 5, 1987

The BFG

Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one …
Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the B.F.G. (Big Friendly Giant), whom she witnesses engaged in mysterious activities, and whisked away to Giant Country. She is soon put at ease, as she learns that B.F.G.'s job is to collect, catalogue and deliver pleasant dreams to children. She joins him that night, but the mean giants follow them, planning to eat the children. Sophie enlists the help of the Queen, by making up a dream for her, and with the backing of the armed forces, they defeat the mean giants.
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1980
The Taming of the Shrew
MovieOct 23, 1980

The Taming of the Shrew

The swaggering Petruchio …
The swaggering Petruchio agrees to marry the spitting hellcat, Katherine.
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1977
Are You Being Served?
MovieJul 29, 1977

Are You Being Served?

The staff of Grace Bros. take …
The staff of Grace Bros. take a trip to Costa Plonka while the department is being remodeled.
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1976
Spanish Fly
MovieFeb 1, 1976

Spanish Fly

On the beautiful island of Minorca, Sir Percy de Courcy finds …
On the beautiful island of Minorca, Sir Percy de Courcy finds himself once again penniless. Since the disreputable Sir Percy isn't exactly willing to work for a living, this means he must concoct some sort of scam to maintain his luxurious lifestyle.
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1975
Side by Side
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MovieDec 1, 1975

Side by Side

Two clubs sitting side by side (hence the title) are trying to …
Two clubs sitting side by side (hence the title) are trying to out do each other.
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1974
Vampira
MovieOct 10, 1974

Vampira

A faulty blood transfusion turns Dracula's wife black.
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1973
Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World
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MovieDec 6, 1973

Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World

Before his adventure begins, …
Before his adventure begins, Digby is given to Bill by a friendly vet, but as Bill's grandfather doesn't like to have an English sheepdog in his house, Bill is forced to give him away. He gives Digby to a guy who works in a defense lab that experiments with animals and plants for space travel. A growth-boosting chemical is made in the lab, and the animal trainer steals some to boost his own tomato crop. Accidentally, the dog is fed some and, as a result, is growing all the time; eventually, he's the size of an ocean liner. As weird animals are attractions, Digby is stolen by two well-dressed hoods and sold to a circus, from which Digby escapes, hunted by the military, both Army and Air Force!
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No Sex Please, We're British
MovieJul 25, 1973

No Sex Please, We're British

Porn store owner Pete …
Porn store owner Pete orders some new stuff from his supplier Niko but Niko mixes up the address with the address of the local Barclays Bank. Here, newly-weds David (the bank's assistant ...
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Steptoe and Son Ride Again
MovieJul 6, 1973

Steptoe and Son Ride Again

Steptoe and Son Ride Again …
Steptoe and Son Ride Again is a 1973 comedy film. It is a sequel to the film Steptoe and Son (1972) based on the television series. As usual, the film starred Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H. Corbett.
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Last of the Summer Wine
TV ShowJan 4, 1973

Last of the Summer Wine

Three old men from …
Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.
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1972
Our Miss Fred
MovieDec 14, 1972

Our Miss Fred

Shakespearian actor Fred Wimbush's drafted during …
Shakespearian actor Fred Wimbush's drafted during WWII. While entertaining the troops with his drag act one day, the Germans capture them. Thinking he's a girl, they let him go. He mustn't break his character until he reaches safety.
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Bless This House
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MovieSep 8, 1972

Bless This House

1970s English suburbia: middle-aged homeowner Sid Abbot …
1970s English suburbia: middle-aged homeowner Sid Abbot just wants to get on with building his illegal whisky still, but is frustrated by his workshy son, and otherworldly daughter. Then the rude and arrogant Ronald Baines and his family move in next door. Garden-fence hostilities soon commence.
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Are You Being Served?
TV ShowSep 8, 1972

Are You Being Served?

Are You Being Served? is a …
Are You Being Served? is a British sitcom created and written by executive producer David Croft (Croft also directed some episodes) and Jeremy Lloyd, with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC. Set in London, the show follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff of the retail ladies' and gentlemen's clothing departments in the flagship department store of a fictional chain called Grace Brothers.
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Love Thy Neighbour
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TV ShowApr 13, 1972

Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour is a British television sitcom, which was …
Love Thy Neighbour is a British television sitcom, which was broadcast from 13 April 1972 until 22 January 1976, spanning eight series and 54 episodes. The series was produced by Thames Television for the ITV network.
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Up the Chastity Belt
MovieJan 14, 1972

Up the Chastity Belt

The Queen of England gives birth to twins. In order to protect …
The Queen of England gives birth to twins. In order to protect the blood line one is kept and the other hidden in a pig sty and is raised to think it's mother is the pig. Lurkalot is the one raised by pigs who doesn't know his past. He makes a good living as a servant, selling chastity belts on the side. When his master's castle is lost to Sir Braggart de Bombast, Lurkalot must fight to protect his daughter, eventually travelling to the missions to bring back his master. On the mission he uncovers that his twin is Richard the Lionheart and he is of Royal stock and must bring them both back.
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1970
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
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MovieNov 12, 1970

The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer

Fresh-faced young Michael …
Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics, and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the Tory ranks.
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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
MovieOct 29, 1970

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

Director Billy Wilder adds a …
Director Billy Wilder adds a new and intriguing twist to the personality of intrepid detective Sherlock Holmes. One thing hasn't changed however: Holmes' crime-solving talents. Holmes and Dr. Watson take on the case of a beautiful woman whose husband has vanished. The investigation proves strange indeed, involving six missing midgets, villainous monks, a Scottish castle, the Loch Ness monster, and covert naval experiments. Can the sleuths make sense of all this and solve the mystery?
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Here Come the Double Deckers
TV ShowSep 12, 1970

Here Come the Double Deckers

Here Come the Double …
Here Come the Double Deckers is a 17-part British children's TV series broadcast from 1970 to 1971, revolving around the adventures of seven children whose den was an old red double-decker London bus in an unused junk yard.
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Some Will, Some Won't
MovieApr 1, 1970

Some Will, Some Won't

Four people go to great …
Four people go to great lengths to obtain the fortune left in a will by a very wealthy practical joker.
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1969
The Bed Sitting Room
MovieJun 1, 1969

The Bed Sitting Room

Set in post-nuclear-holocaust England, where a handful of …
Set in post-nuclear-holocaust England, where a handful of bizarre characters struggle on with their lives in the ruins, amongst endless heaps of ash, piles of broken crockery and brick, muddy plains, and heaps of dentures and old boots. Patriotically singing "God Save Mrs. Ethel Shroake, Long Live Mrs. Ethel Shroake", they wander through this surrealistic landscape, forever being warned by the police to "keep moving", and prone to the occasional mutation into a parrot, cupboard, or even, yes, a bed sitting room with "No Wogs" scrawled in the grime on its windows. In particular, this story revolves around the odd "love story" of a girl who lives with her parents in one compartment of a London Underground train, the commuter in the next compartment, and the doctor they meet after returning above ground in search of a nurse for the heavily pregnant girl.
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Crooks and Coronets
MovieApr 2, 1969

Crooks and Coronets

Recently paroled convicts Herbie Haseler and Marty Miller …
Recently paroled convicts Herbie Haseler and Marty Miller realizing they're broke decide to go to New York and work for their old boss Nick Marco.But Nick is tired of these two idiots who bungled the last caper they were hired to do. Therefore, Nick is reluctant to re-hire Herbie and Marty.Besides, the duo still owes ten thousand dollars to Nick for bankrolling the armored car heist that went wrong, sending Herbie and Marty to prison. However, Herbie has been in charge of the prison library and has studied a lot. He convinces his boss to finance one more caper, this time in England, where many rich lords live in opulent mansions. These English mansions house many treasures, including fine art, priceless paintings worth millions, antiquities and more. Although skeptical, New York mob boss Nick Marco reluctantly agrees to send Herbie and Marty to England. For this purpose, he bankrolls the operation and also gets in touch with his mob contacts in the UK. The contact is Frank Finley, the London mob boss who owns most of the London casinos. The target is the large English countryside estate of elderly Lady Sophie Fitzmore who lives with her loyal nephew Freddie Fritzmore. This caper would have to succeed because Herbie and Marty already owe too much money to their New York crime boss who expects results.
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1968
Till Death Us Do Part
MovieDec 12, 1968

Till Death Us Do Part

The film version of '""Till …
The film version of '""Till Death Do Us Part" (1965)'. tells the story of Alf Garnett and his family living through the London Blitz.
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A Flea in Her Ear
MovieOct 19, 1968

A Flea in Her Ear

A Frenchwoman (Rosemary Harris), suspecting her …
A Frenchwoman (Rosemary Harris), suspecting her lawyer husband (Sir Rex Harrison) of having an affair, plots to catch him in the act.
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The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom
MovieSep 11, 1968

The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom

Harriet Blossom, the lonely …
Harriet Blossom, the lonely wife of a workaholic brassiere manufacturer, breaks her sewing machine and ends up in bed with the repairman, a mechanic from one of her husband's factories. The man, Ambrose, is supposed to leave during the night, but Harriet finds him the next day still hiding in the attic. Harriet lets her new lover stay in the attic for years, managing to keep it all secret from her husband and from the detectives investigating the sudden disappearance of a certain Mr. Ambrose Tuttle.
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1966
Lucy in London
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MovieOct 24, 1966

Lucy in London

Lucy goes to hip London to experience all the current fads
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
MovieOct 16, 1966

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to …

Pseudolus (Zero Mostel) is …
Pseudolus (Zero Mostel) is the laziest slave in Rome, and has one wish, to purchase his freedom. When his master and mistress leave for the day, he finds out that the young master has fallen in love with a virgin in the house of Marcus Lycus (Phil Silvers), a slave dealer specializing in beautiful women. Pseudolus concocts a deal in which he will be freed if he can procure the girl for young Hero (Michael Crawford). Of course, it can't be that simple as everything begins to go wrong.
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Carry On Screaming!
MovieAug 16, 1966

Carry On Screaming!

The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's …
The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, Detective-Sergeant ...
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1965
The Wild Affair
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MovieDec 5, 1965

The Wild Affair

Satirical view of the British middle class in the 60s. // Young …
Satirical view of the British middle class in the 60s. // Young office assistant Majorie will marry soon, however she's plagued by doubts if her fiance is the right one. On her last day at ...
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The Murder Game
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MovieDec 1, 1965

The Murder Game

A woman abandons her husband, changes her name, and …
A woman abandons her husband, changes her name, and remarries again. Complications ensue.
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The Early Bird
MovieNov 30, 1965

The Early Bird

Norman is the assistant helping to run a small, old fashioned …
Norman is the assistant helping to run a small, old fashioned dairy which is threatened by a larger, modern organisation. Norman does his best to save the dairy (and his horse) and the ...
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The Big Job
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MovieOct 5, 1965

The Big Job

An inept gang of bank robbers, led by George The Brain, are …
An inept gang of bank robbers, led by George The Brain, are caught and sentenced to 15 years hard labour each. When they are released from prison they start out to collect the money they ...
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1964
The Tomb of Ligeia
MovieNov 1, 1964

The Tomb of Ligeia

Some years after having buried his beloved wife Ligea, Verden …
Some years after having buried his beloved wife Ligea, Verden Fell meets and eventually marries the lovely Lady Rowena. Fell is something of a recluse, living in a small part of a now ruined Abbey with his manservant Kenrick as the only other occupant. He remains infatuated with his late wife and is convinced that she will return to him. While all goes well when first married, he returns to his odd behavior when they return to the Abbey from their honeymoon. The memories of Ligea continue to haunt him as well as her promise that she would never die.
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1962
The Dock Brief
MovieSep 20, 1962

The Dock Brief

An incompetent barrister is assigned to defend an …
An incompetent barrister is assigned to defend an accused wife murderer.
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1961
Tarnished Heroes
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MovieNov 30, 1961

Tarnished Heroes

When Major Roy Bell and his company are trapped by the …
When Major Roy Bell and his company are trapped by the advancing German army, Bell decides to embark on a dangerous mission to blow up a bridge which is of strategic importance to the enemy.
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The Avengers
TV ShowJan 7, 1961

The Avengers

The Avengers is a British espionage television series …
The Avengers is a British espionage television series created in 1961. It initially focused on Dr. David Keel (Ian Hendry), aided by John Steed (Patrick Macnee). Hendry left after the first series; Steed then became the main character, partnered with a succession of assistants. His most famous assistants were intelligent, stylish and assertive women: Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman), Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) and Tara King (Linda Thorson). The series ran from 1961 until 1969, screening as one-hour episodes for its entire run. The pilot episode, "Hot Snow", aired on 7 January 1961. The final episode, "Bizarre", aired on 21 April 1969 in the United States, and on 21 May 1969 in the United Kingdom.
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1960
Coronation Street
TV ShowDec 9, 1960

Coronation Street

Coronation Street (often referred to as Corrie) is a British soap …
Coronation Street (often referred to as Corrie) is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960. The programme centres on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on inner-city Salford. In the show's fictional history, the street was built in 1902 and named in honour of the coronation of King Edward VII.
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Danger Man
TV ShowSep 11, 1960

Danger Man

Danger Man (retitled Secret Agent in the United States, and …
Danger Man (retitled Secret Agent in the United States, and Destination Danger and John Drake in other non-UK markets) is a British television series that was broadcast between 1960 and 1962, and again between 1964 and 1968. The series featured Patrick McGoohan as secret agent John Drake. Ralph Smart created the programme and wrote many of the scripts. Danger Man was financed by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment.
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1956
Johnny, You're Wanted
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MovieJan 1, 1956

Johnny, You're Wanted

A truck driver is accused of …
A truck driver is accused of the murder of a hitch hiker.
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1954
Radio Cab Murder
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MovieOct 1, 1954

Radio Cab Murder

Fred Martin, a taxi driver who is a reformed convict, is used by …
Fred Martin, a taxi driver who is a reformed convict, is used by the police to go undercover in order to help catch a gang of safe robbers. However things start to go wrong when the police ...
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1945
Beryl Jane Margaret Evans
MarriageJune 1945

Beryl Jane Margaret Evans

Beryl Evans was born in …
Beryl Evans was born in 1920 in Wales. She is an actress, known for Run for Your Wife (2012) and This Is Your Life (1955). She was previously married to Frank Thornton.
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1921
Frank Thornton
Birth1921

Frank Thornton

Frank Thornton was born.
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