Frank Aletter

Frank Aletter

Born Jan 14, 1926

Frank Aletter was an American stage, film, and television actor. During the 1950s Aletter appeared on Broadway in Bells Are Ringing, Time Limit, and Wish You Were Here. He soon moved on to a prolific television career, appearing as a guest on numerous shows between 1956 and 1988. Aletter starred in three programs in the 1960s.… Read More

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1926 Birth Born on January 14, 1926.


1956 30 Years Old He soon moved on to a prolific television career, appearing as a guest on numerous shows between 1956 and 1988. … Read More
1958 32 Years Old He was married to Lee Meriwether, former Miss America, from 1958 to 1974. … Read More
1960 34 Years Old Bringing Up Buddy, a CBS sitcom during the 1960–1961 season, featured Aletter with Enid Markey and Doro Merande, who portrayed his overprotective spinster aunts to Aletter's character, Buddy Flower, a bachelor stockbroker. … Read More
1963 37 Years Old After Bringing Up Buddy, Aletter guest starred in ABC's crime drama Target: The Corruptors! CBS's anthology series The Lloyd Bridges Show, and NBC's medical drama The Eleventh Hour. He guest starred on the 1963 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Skeleton's Closet."
1964 38 Years Old In the 1964–1965 season, Aletter appeared in The Cara Williams Show, with Cara Williams as his television wife. … Read More
1965 39 Years Old In the 1965–66 season he guest starred on two episodes of Twelve O'Clock High as Lt.Col Bill Ritchie and as a Sergeant in public relations.


1966 40 Years Old Aletter also appeared in It's About Time, a Sherwood Schwartz series on CBS in 1966–1967.
1968 42 Years Old He played Professor Irwin Hayden in the Richard Donner directed 36 part live-action cliffhanger serial Danger Island on The Banana Splits Adventure Hour which aired on Saturday mornings on NBC from 1968 to 1970.
1970 44 Years Old In the fall of 1970, he had a supporting role in the NBC sitcom Nancy. … Read More


1984 58 Years Old He married his second wife, Estella, former Miss Hurricane Hunter, in 1984; he had two stepdaughters, Julia and Alexandria Hodes.


1987 61 Years Old Aletter worked with the Screen Actors Guild, having been elected as a vice president in 1987. … Read More
2009 83 Years Old Died on May 13, 2009.
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