Gorshin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied at Peabody High School and at Carnegie Mellon University. Gorshin was married to Christina Randazzo from 1957 until his death in 2005. They had a son, Mitchell Gorshin. Gorshin died on May 17, 2005 in Burbank, California from lung cancer, aged 72.
- "Frank Gorshin Biography (1933-2005)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/5/Frank-Gorshin.html. Retrieved 2010-06-17.