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Frank Thornton
Birth: Jan. 15, 1921
Greater London, England
Death: Mar. 16, 2013
Greater London, England

Actor. He will be best remembered for playing Captain Peacock, the droll floor walker in the popular, long-running British comedy TV series "Are You Being Served?" (1972 to 1985) and as Truly in the television program "The Last of the Summer Wine" (1997 to 2010). The son of a banker, he took to acting at an early age. However, his goal of becoming a performer was delayed due to his father's insistence of Frank finding a respectable occupation. He found work at an insurance company while taking acting classes during the evening at the London School of Dramatic Art. He left the insurance industry after two years to become a full-time acting student and initiated his career as a touring performer on the stage in Ireland. After service with the Royal Air Force during World War II, he found steady work in a repertory company and marked his film debut with an uncredited role in the picture "The Silent Witness" (1954). Thornton went onto scores of credits in such programs as "The Avengers", prior to having his first featured role in the TV series "HMS Paradise" (1964 to 1965). He had a recurring part on the BBC radio comedy series "The Embassy Lark" (1966 to 1968). Thornton had a credit in the popular British "Carry On" film series with "Carry On Screaming!" (1966). (bio by: C.S.) 
St Pauls Churchyard, Covent Garden
Covent Garden
London Borough of Camden
Greater London, England
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Mar 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106875951
Frank Thornton
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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You were so grand and so funny on our favorite British comedy. You had a most distinguished career and we miss you terribly. That show "Are You Being Served," was one cute show!!! RIP.
- Irisana
 Added: Nov. 10, 2015
sadly missed
 Added: Nov. 9, 2015

- kay richardson
 Added: Oct. 3, 2015
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