Born Nicholas Benton Alexander
on May 26, 1911
Ben Alexander began making movies when he was 4-years-old, working for such legendary directors as Cecil B. DeMille and D.W. Griffith. He had made 35 movies by the time he was 15, and has a total of 88 movie and TV credits in all. Many people still remember him as Jack Webb's sidekick, Officer Frank Smith, on the 1950s TV series Dragnet.