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Date of Death: Mar 16, 2013
Cause(s) of Death: Not Known
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Frank Thornton (born 15 January 1921) is an English actor who is known for playing Captain Peacock in Are You Being Served? and its sequel Grace & Favour (Are You Being Served Again) and as Truly in Last of the Summer Wine. Frank Thornton Ball (he would later drop his surname professionally) was born in Dulwich, London, the son of Rosina Mary (née Thornton) and William Ernest Ball. His father was organist at Stephen's church Dulwich (ref: St Stephen Parish Magazine) and Frank learned to play for a short while. Music proved too difficult for Frank. However he wanted to act from an early age, but his father, who worked in a bank, wanted him to get a 'proper' job and so he got a job working in insurance after leaving Alleyn's School. He soon enrolled at a small acting school, the London School of Dramatic Art, and did evening classes. After two years working at the insurance company, Frank Thornton was invited to become a day student at the acting school and persuaded his father to finance his studies. During the Second World War Thornton was evacuated along with the drama school and his first job was touring with four plays in Ireland. On 5 June 1945, he married actress Beryl Jane

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  • Jay avatar Apr-26-2017, 23:51:12

    @therealj_jones I think Frank's dad is feeling antsy that his son may be getting the Thornton treatment by Duke try…

  • Moll(if)y 💎 avatar Apr-26-2017, 20:26:23

    I know I'm a few years late to the game. But Fargo on FX season 1. Billy Bob Thornton interrogated as Frank Pederson. So damn good.

  • Frank Thornton avatar Apr-26-2017, 17:54:41

    RT @andros_townsend: Congrats and good luck to @SpursOfficial in their pursuit of Chelsea 👏🏽

  • Suzie avatar Apr-26-2017, 15:04:23

    @PrawnCufflinks @russty_russ @Page_888 @asjmcguire @htwcentral And Frank Thornton

  • Gibson avatar Apr-25-2017, 14:40:44

    @SigmaPiMizzou @carrieunderwood @StLouisBlues @PredsNHL @hochman @Larry_Thornton @Frank_Cusumano @Ben_Fred

  • Frank Milazzo avatar Apr-25-2017, 14:06:41

    RT @BarSouthNCelly: Let this sink in... Pete DeBoer confirmed Joe Thornton was playing through a torn ACL and MCL in the Playoffs. Hockey…

  • Scout Clark avatar Apr-25-2017, 05:00:50

    Frank Jackson about to get the Thornton treatment smh

  • Frank Thornton avatar Apr-25-2017, 02:33:56

    Frank Thornton Health & Safety May Dates — Hi All, Just a quick update of training dates ...

  • Joyce Bench avatar Apr-24-2017, 22:24:49

    I never tried this before but it is so good! RT @Frank_an_Blunt

  • Abby. avatar Apr-24-2017, 14:50:18

    RT @positivime: Frank Iero & The Patience // Pittsburgh PA // @FrankIero @BTSmag

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