Trek Untold-Episode 148: David Frankham Remembers the Hollywood of Yesterday
David Frankham Remembers the Hollywood of Yesterday
David Frankham played Larry Marvick in the “Star Trek” season three episode, “Is There In Truth No Beauty?” but his extensive resume traces all the way back to the 1940s. Mr. Frankham, who is the oldest guest to appear on this podcast at 97 years young, has seen it all and has tons of amazing tales from a bygone era of Hollywood.
David explains how he found his way into acting serving in the British Army during WW II, working for the BBC, his first television gig in front of 25 million people thanks to Rosemary Clooney, how Elizabeth Taylor and Sir Alec Guinness started his acting career in Hollywood, tales of kindness from Vincent Price, a wealth of Angela Lansbury stories, voicing Sgt. Tibbs in “101 Dalmations,” and his encounters with the man behind The Mouse, Walt Disney, working on “King Rat,” and great stories with Steve McQueen, George Cukor, Capucine, and even being attacked by Judy Gardland with a shoe!
And, of course, loads of memories from Star Trek, including working with Diana Muldair, William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, and the behind-the-scenes drama that shut down production!
Check out his book “Which One Was David?” on Amazon – https://amzn.to/3rAmAWH
NOTE: This interview was conducted before the SAG-AFTRA Strike of 2023. No performers were interviewed during the strike unless they were discussing the strike itself.
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