Frank Albertson dies in Santa Monica, 1964. He began movies in 1922 as a prop boy, then drifted into acting, carving a nice niche for himself as a boyish, somewhat naïve goofball. In his more than 100 films in 40 years, Albertson appeared with Katharine Hepburn in Alice Adams (1935), got nautical with Ann Rutherford in Waterfront Lady (1935), tussled with the Marx Brothers and Lucille Ball (above) in Room Service (1938) and provided the cash for Janet Leigh’s character to steal in Psycho (1960). But he is probably best known to today’s audiences as Sam “Hee Haw” Wainwright, buddy to James Stewart and Donna Reed’s characters in It ‘s a Wonderful Life (1946). A veteran of television as well as movies, the actor died in his sleep at the age of 55.