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Frank Gorshin Born: 04/05/1933
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Death Place: Burbank, California, USA
Died: 05/17/2005

Born Frank John Gorshin, Jr. on April 5, 1934 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the oldest child of Frances, a seamstress, and Frank, Sr., a railroad worker. Gorshin had already begun to gravitate toward performing by the age of 12, an inclination that only grew stronger by his teenage years. As a student at Peabody High School, he worked part-time as an usher at the Sheridan Square Theater. It was there, while watching the films of James Cagney and Cary Grant that Gorshin discovered his facility with impressions. The aspiring performer's first professional job came in 1951, when at age 17 he took home first prize at a talent contest, earning himself a one-week engagement at Jackie Heller's Carousel...

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