Frank Nelson

Frank Nelson

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Birthday: May 6, 1911

Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Comedy player of radio and early TV, Frank Nelson was, in his prime, one of the highest paid guest stars on network TV. He is best known as the annoying, tart-tongued clerk forever encountered by Jack Benny on radio and TV. Benny would see the back of the clerk, and say, "Excuse me." Nelson would turn around and deliver the elongated "Yeeeeees" that became his trademark, and the audience would howl even before the scene hit its stride. Nelson was also known for playing Ralph Ramsey in the final season of "I Love Lucy." Ralph was married to Betty Ramsey, Lucy and Ethel's new Connecticut friend and occasional rival. Ralph was a new ally for Ricky and Fred. Actually, Nelson had appeared on a 1954 episode of the series playing Mr. Benjamin, the talent executive who comes to the Ricardo apartment to give Ricky a copy of the "Don Juan" script prior to his audition only to be hit over the head with a vase by Lucy. Nelson was very active in the affairs of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, serving on its board and as president.

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet 68% The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie Satan (Voice) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Rascals Christmas Special Sales Clerk (Voice) - 1979
No Score Yet 59% The Mouse and His Child Crow 1 (Voice) - 1977
No Score Yet 37% Kiss Them for Me R.L. Nielson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonzo Goes to College Dick (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Nelsons Clifford Hastings (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 88% You Never Can Tell Police Lt. Gilpin (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Milkman Mr. Green (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down Memory Lane Mr. Jefferds (Character) - 1949

TV

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No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford & Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes Unknown (Character) 1950-1965
100% 98% The Addams Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Freddie Fillmore (Guest Star) 1951-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married Joan Postal Supervisor (Guest Star) 1955