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Frankie Burke (1915–1983)

Francis Vaselle Aiello was born June 6, 1915, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York. He worked many odd jobs after graduating High School, including working with his father, Carmine, who owned a tailoring shop. He earned the nickname "The earl of Warwick" because of his persistence trying to obtain a job at the most luxurious ... See full bio »


(age 67) in Chapman, Kansas, USA

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Angels with Dirty Faces Rocky - as a Boy


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 1941 Shadow of the Thin Man
Buddy Burns - Jockey (uncredited)
 1941 Model Wife
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
 1941 Ride, Kelly, Ride
Skeeziks O'Day
 1940 The Quarterback
'Slats' Finney (as Frank Burke)
 1940 Fugitive from a Prison Camp
Sobby Taylor
 1940 Boys of the City
 1940 East Side Kids
 1939 Pride of the Blue Grass
Willie Hobson
 1939 Angels Wash Their Faces
Reform School Boy Making Knife (uncredited)
 1939 Everybody's Hobby
C.C.C. Youth (uncredited)
 1939 Hell's Kitchen
 1939 Sweepstakes Winner
Chalky Williams
 1939 Women in the Wind
 1939 You Can't Get Away with Murder
Billard Player (uncredited)
 1939 The Adventures of Jane Arden
Western Union Messenger (uncredited)
 1939 Nancy Drew... Reporter
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1939 Off the Record
Reform School Inmate (uncredited)
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces
Rocky - as a Boy

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Frank Burke


5' 5½" (1.66 m)

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Often described as a James Cagney look-alike - and in Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), in which he plays the Cagney character at a younger age, the resemblance is quite remarkable.


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