An entire home page dedicated to Frankie Darro?  Gosh, YES!!!  It's time to recognize this sorely overlooked actor whose career, which spanned from the silent era well into the 1960's, touched upon so many different genres: besides being a notable child star, he did his own stunts and held his own in many Tom Tyler silents; rode alongside Gene Autry and Rin Tin Tin in serials; starred in his own series of comedies with Mantan Moreland; made some notable appearances in the Bowery Boys series; became known as Hollywood's perennial jockey, riding (and falling off) horses in countless films; is known to sci-fi buffs as being one of the actors who worked inside Robbie the Robot in Forbidden Planet; was known to TV fans as the indestructible "little old lady" on The Red Skelton Show . . . and those are only some of his credits!!

So we invite you, with a wink and a smile, to follow the links below and learn
more about this versatile actor's career!  C'mon, let's go!!!

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Last Updated: August 17, 2016

We have just learned about a GoFundMe drive that exists to raise money for the restoration of Frankie's silent film Little Mickey Grogan!  So few of Frankie's silent movies exist and this was his first major starring role in a film alongside his fellow child star Lassie Lou Ahern.  Learn more about the campaign from this video and do what you can to help bring this important film back!



Tough Kid: The Life and Films of Frankie Darro

The book is available to order directly from the author!
Just send $21.95 plus $3.95 for postage and handling to:

John Gloske
18159 1/2 Parthenia Street
Northridge, CA  91325  USA

Make all checks and money orders payable to: John Gloske.
You may order up to three books for the same $3.95 postage charge.
Include a note with your order if you want the books signed.

Frankie Darro turned in one of his most dramatic leading screen roles in The Mayor of Hell
acting opposite the incredible older movie "tough guy," James Cagney.


A big thanks goes out to Wade Ballard, an avid fan who has been researching Frankie's career for many years and was kind enough to send us a lot of new information for this site!

Thanks also to John R. for providing so much useful information and facts for the site!

There have been MANY fans who have provided us with valuable information for this website.  If we are using video clips or information you provided and have not given you credit for it, please drop me a line and let me know!

The Frankie Darro Home Page is designed and maintained by Linda Kay for academic and entertainment purposes only.  No infraction of copyrights is intended.  If anyone has any problems with anything posted here, let me know!  Anyone with information or photos on Frankie who wish to share them here, I'd love to hear from you!