Fred Aldrich (born December 23, 1904-died January 25, 1979) appeared in five episodes of I Love Lucy in various bit roles. A veteran character and bit actor, Fred's career spanned from the late 1930s to the late 1960s.
A veteran film and TV character actor who appeared in over 170 films, early on in his Hollywood acting career, Fred appeared in projects like Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939), The Great Dictator (1940) with Charlie Chaplin, and Kitty Foyle, The Natural History of a Woman (1940) with Ginger Rogers, Hitler's Madman (1943), Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat (1944), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), Superman (1948 serial), 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949), The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) with John Wayne and Oliver Hardy, Billy Wilder's Sunset Blvd. (1950) as the cop who drags Joe's dead body out of the pool, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953).
1950s and 1960'sEdit
In the 1950's, Fred would appear in films which ran the gamut from B-Movie and Sci-Fi schlock to big budget film noir classics, appearing in films such as Tarzan and the She-Devil (1953), Houdini (1953), Calamity Jane (1953), Seven Angry Men (1955), Son of Sinbad (1955), The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955), Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956,Around the World in Eighty Days (1956), and Al Capone (1959).
In addition to his I Love Lucy appearances, Fred also appeared in several episodes of two other highly popular CBS-TV series, The Untouchables and Perry Mason in the late 1950's through the late 1960's. Film roles would continue to come to him, such as in King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961), Young Dillinger (1965), The Shakiest Gun in the West with Don Knotts and Barbara Rhoades (1968), Funny Girl with Barbara Striesand (1968), and The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969).