Frank Aletter
Actor
Frank Aletter
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.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 83
    Died on May 13, 2009.
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  • 1987
    Age 61
    Aletter worked with the Screen Actors Guild, having been elected as a vice president in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details Aletter played "Harry" in the pilot episode of The Golden Girls and died eighteen days after the death of Golden Girls star Bea Arthur.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1984
    Age 58
    He married his second wife, Estella, former Miss Hurricane Hunter, in 1984; he had two stepdaughters, Julia and Alexandria Hodes.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1970
    Age 44
    In the fall of 1970, he had a supporting role in the NBC sitcom Nancy.
    More Details Hide Details His movie roles include Mister Roberts, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and Disney's A Tiger Walks.
  • 1968
    Age 42
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1966
    Age 40
    Aletter also appeared in It's About Time, a Sherwood Schwartz series on CBS in 1966–1967.
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  • 1965
    Age 39
    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.
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  • 1964
    Age 38
    In the 1964–1965 season, Aletter appeared in The Cara Williams Show, with Cara Williams as his television wife.
    More Details Hide Details The two worked at the same company in violation of policy that employees could not marry each other and maintain their employment. The show hence focused on how they kept their marriage secret.
  • 1963
    Age 37
    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."
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  • 1960
    Age 34
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Aletter's first wife, Lee Meriwether, a former Miss America, guest starred in one of the episodes.
  • 1958
    Age 32
    He was married to Lee Meriwether, former Miss America, from 1958 to 1974.
    More Details Hide Details They had two daughters, actresses Kyle Aletter-Oldham and Lesley Aletter.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1956
    Age 30
    He soon moved on to a prolific television career, appearing as a guest on numerous shows between 1956 and 1988.
    More Details Hide Details Aletter starred in three programs in the 1960s.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1926
    Age 0
    Born on January 14, 1926.
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