Tinney, Frank was born on March 29, 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Hugh Frank and Mary (Carroll) Tinney.
Educational public schools.
Made first appearance on stage in “black face,” in Vaudeville, Philadelphia, at age of 4. Debut in “The Follies of 1910,” at Winter Garden, New York, May 1910. 1st appearance in London, England., in “black face,” 1913, scoring a great success.
Toured United States in “The Follies of 1913”. Served in the United States Army, latter part of World War I. Played in “Some Time,” “Tickle Me,” etc.