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Frederic Downs
Frederic Downs
Role J. P.
Biographical Information
Birthdate May 6, 1916
Birthplace Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Death Date April 24, 1998 (age 81)
Death Place Los Angeles, California, United States[1]

Frederic Downs played the Justice of the Peace in the fourth season episode, "Once in a Vial" (1968).


Frederic Downs was an American stage, film and television actor and playwright. His five-decade acting career ranged from Broadway to films to both the infancy and maturity of television. Downs worked at nearly all the major film studios and on the top three commercial television networks, as well as touring with Lotte Lenya in Three Penny Opera. He was also in the original cast of Fiorello on Broadway in 1957. Additionally, Downs wrote drama, including a play about Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln's Scrapbook.

His major movies included The Cotton Club and Splendor in the Grass.

In 1974 Downs received the Los Angeles Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Bus Stop.

Frederic Downs died on April 24, 1998. He was 81.[2]


  1. Frederic Downs on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on March 31, 2020.
  2. Manus, Willard. "Actor Frederic Downs Dies" obituary,, May 4, 1998. Retrieved on March 31, 2020, edited.