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Frank Rice Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: May 13, 1892
  • Died: Jan 9, 1936

Balding, long-necked character actor Frank Rice made his earliest screen appearance in 1922. In talkies, Rice often appeared in comic bit roles, many of which -- notably the butler in [[Performer~P98871~Laurel~stanlaurel]] and [[Performer~P30384~Hardy~oliverhardy]]'s Pack up Your Troubles (1932) -- afforded him the opportunity of performing his rolling-eyeballs specialty. From 1931 onward, he successfully pursued a career as a Western comedy sidekick, appearing opposite such sagebrush stars as [[Performer~P116130~John Wayne~johnwayne]] and [[Performer~P95621~Buck Jones~buckjones]]. Frank Rice died prematurely at age 44 of complications ensuing from nephritis and hepatitis. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi