Frank Sutton

Born Oct 23, 1923

Frank Spencer Sutton was an American actor best remembered for his role of Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter on the CBS television series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

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1923 Birth Born on October 23, 1923.


1941 17 Years Old Sutton developed an interest in acting, playing his first role at age nine and also starring in the drama club at East Nashville High School, where he graduated in 1941. … Read More


1949 25 Years Old In 1949, Sutton married the former Toby Igler, a soap-opera writer, and they had two children, Joseph and Amanda. On June 28, 1974, while preparing for a performance in the comedy play, Luv, at the Beverly Barn Dinner Playhouse in Shreveport in northwestern Louisiana, Sutton died of a heart attack. … Read More
1950 26 Years Old He had a continuing role as Cadet Eric Rattison, the great rival of the Polaris Unit manned by the series' heroes, in Tom Corbett, Space Cadet from 1950 to 1955.


1955 31 Years Old In 1955, he received his big break in the Academy Award-winning movie Marty, in which he played the title character's friend, Ralph. … Read More


1964 40 Years Old Having primarily acted in dramas, Sutton's breakthrough role was on "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.", a 1964 episode of The Andy Griffith Show, in which he played the cynical and easily exasperated Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter opposite Jim Nabors' character Gomer Pyle.
1969 45 Years Old This episode led to a spin-off TV comedy, Gomer Pyle, USMC, where Sutton continued the role for five seasons, until the show ended its run in 1969. … Read More


1974 51 Years Old Died on June 28, 1974.
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