Frank Dekova was an Italian-American character actor. Dekova was born in New York City and taught at a school in New York before joining a Shakespeare repertory group. He made his Broadway debut in Detective Story, and was discovered by director Elia Kazan. Moving to Hollywood, he appeared in Viva Zapata! as the Mexican Colonel, and The Big Sky with Kirk Douglas. He played Abiram in The Ten Commandments, appeared in Cowboy with Glenn Ford and Jack Lemmon, and in The Mechanic with Charles Bronson and Jan-Michael Vincent. He did a lot of television work, including a role as Mafia hitman...
|Birthdate:||March 17, 1910|
|Birthplace:||New York City, New York|
|Date of death:||October 15, 1981|
|Also known as:||Frank deKova, Frank de Kova|