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David "Dave" Frankham (born 16 February 1926; age 93) is the British actor who played Doctor Larry Marvick in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Is There in Truth No Beauty?". He filmed his scenes on Tuesday 16 July 1968, Thursday 18 July 1968, Friday 19 July 1968, and Wednesday 24 July 1968 at Desilu Stage 9.

During his forty years career in acting, Frankham mostly worked on television. He guest starred in series such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Outer Limits – including "Nightmare" (with Willard Sage, Bernard Kates, John Anderson, Whit Bissell and Vic Perrin, written by Joseph Stefano, and directed by John Erman) and "Don't Open Till Doomsday" (with John Hoyt and voice work by Bob Johnson and the host Perrin, written by Stefano and directed by Gerd Oswald). In the latter episode, Frankham's character was menaced by an alien in a box a la his Trek appearance.

He also appeared in Thriller, Medical Center, 12 O'Clock High (starring Robert Lansing and Frank Overton, including "The Trap" directed by "Is There in Truth No Beauty?" director Ralph Senensky), McCloud, The Six-Million Dollar Man, and The Waltons.

Further readingEdit

  • "Is There in Youth No Beauty?", Jimmie Hollifield II, Starlog, issue 153, April 1990, pp. 60-63
  • Which One Was David?, by David Frankham with Jim Hollifield, Bear Manor Media, 2012

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