| Behind the
Actor Frank Marth
This "snapshot" was written by Audrey in her book, Love, Alice.
Frank Marth also played many characters with
us, and like George Petrie,he was worth his weight in gold. He had started with
Jackie on Cavalcade as a very young actor. Joe Cates, the producer, had called him
to do a small part in a jail scene titled, "The Last Mile and a Half." He
and Art were the two prisoners in the sketch. When Jackie got his big contract at
CBS and was putting together what turned out to be almost a stock company of players, he
remembered Frank and said, "Get me that kid who played the jail sketch."
Jackie had a keen eye for talent, and like an elephant never forgot. And, he
was always right on the mark.
I asked Frank what he remembered most about working with Jackie.
He said, "Apart from the fact that he always called me Francis, I always felt
like I was going to a party, instead of work. It was such a blast."
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