Frank Graham

Show Count: 75
Series Count: 3
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: November 22, 1914, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died: September 2, 1950 , Hollywood, California, USA

Frank Lee Graham (November 22, 1914-September 2, 1950) was an American radio announcer and cartoon voice actor.


Graham was born in Detroit, Michigan to Frank L. Graham and opera singer Ethel Briggs Graham and travelled with his mother on tour.

He attended the University of California for one year and left to begin his acting career in Seattle, both on the stage and in radio. He was brought to Hollywood in 1937 to join KNX Radio. He had been married two years before to Dorothy Jack of Seattle. He was the star of Night Cap Yarns over CBS from 1938 through 1942 and was the announcer of dozens of programs, including the Ginny Simms,Rudy Vallee and Nelson Eddy shows. He also starred in The Jeff Regan Show and co-developed the radio drama Satan’s Watin’ with Van Des Autels. Graham was The Wandering Vaquero, the narrator of The Romance Of The Ranchos radio series (1941-1942), also on the CBS network.

Graham created the voices of a number of cartoon characters in animated films for Walt Disney, MGM, Columbia and Warner Bros. studios. He was the voice of the wolf in severalTex Avery cartoons, as well as the mouse in King Size Canary at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He provided the voices of both the Fox and Crow in the eponymous-named shorts at Columbia.

He was found dead at age 35 in his convertible in the carport of his home in Los Angeles on September 2, 1950. A coroner declared he had committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.

Source: Wikipedia

Encore TheaterEncore Theater
Show Count: 10
Broadcast History: 1946 to 1949
Cast: Gerald Mohr, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Young, Ronald Colman, Lurene Tuttle, Eric Snowden
Director: Bill Lawrence
Producer: Bill Lawrence
Jeff Regan, InvestigatorJeff Regan, Investigator
Show Count: 45
Broadcast History: 10 July 1948 to 18 December 1948, and 5 October 1949 to 27 August 1950
Cast: Jack Webb, Wilms Herbert, Frank Graham, Frank Nelson
Producer: Sterling Tracy
Broadcast: February 5, 1946
Added: Sep 30 2014
Broadcast: 22nd January 1946
Added: Feb 12 2010
Broadcast: 22th May 1953
Added: Jun 04 2012
Broadcast: May 28, 1945
Added: May 10 2018
Broadcast: 19th February 1946
Added: Mar 02 2014
Broadcast: 2nd October 1945
Added: Feb 13 2010