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Frank Thornton Dead?

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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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  • Frankie Grocholski avatar Mar-30-2017, 09:55:41

    Playing with Wally Worsley, Patrick Thornton and Deren J Blessman tonight at The Ante Room. Show will be...

  • Estately avatar Mar-29-2017, 17:20:14

    Architect Frank Thornton's Bridge House has us captivated.

  • Close Thornton LLP avatar Mar-29-2017, 07:32:15

    FACT! Frank Thornton started our firm 71 years ago very near where #thorntons #chocolate shop stands today in #darlington @QueenStreetShop

  • Kyler び🤤 avatar Mar-29-2017, 05:12:48

    RT @JRG_103: It's probably Frank

  • Leonard Ellis avatar Mar-29-2017, 02:32:28

    @jasonrmcintyre @HoopsWeiss Frank Martin has no history developing strong low post players. Thornton has a big man'…

  • taylor avatar Mar-27-2017, 16:46:09

    RT @maddieheisnerr: happy birthday @taytay_thornton hope your day is just as good as the day pam & jim got married or the day frank's albu…

  • madeline avatar Mar-27-2017, 16:30:27

    happy birthday @taytay_thornton hope your day is just as good as the day pam & jim got married or the day frank's…

  • Kip Thornton avatar Mar-27-2017, 12:46:20

    RT @ESPNU: Frank Martin talking about the sacrifices his mom made for him is Watch:

  • Larry Thornton avatar Mar-26-2017, 22:50:45

    Cuonzo coming up live with @Frank_Cusumano on @ksdknews in a minute

  • frankthornton667@gma avatar Mar-25-2017, 17:03:41

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