• Frank Thornton

    1921 - 2013

    Frank Thornton (1921 - 2013)

    Frank Thornton Ball was born in Dulwich, London, the son of Rosina Mary (née Thornton) and William Ernest Ball. His father was organist at St Stephen’s Church, Dulwich, and his son learned to play for a short while. Music proved too difficult for him, however, and he wanted to act from an early age. His […]

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  • Frank Thring

    1926 - 1994

    Frank Thring (1926 - 1994)

    Thring was born in Melbourne, the son of Frank Thring Snr. (known as F. W. Thring) and Olive (née Kreitmeyer), and was educated at the Melbourne Grammar School. His father was the head of the theatrical firm J. C. Williamson’s in the 1920s, and subsequently Efftee Studios in the 1930s, in Melbourne, Australia. He has […]

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  • Frank Tuttle

    1892 - 1963

    Frank Tuttle (1892 - 1963)

    Frank Wright Tuttle (6 August 1892 – 6 January 1963) was a Hollywood film director and writer who directed films from 1922 (The Cradle Buster) to 1959 (Island of Lost Women). Frank Tuttle wrote “The Kentuckians” (1921) and directed “Roman Scandals” (1933), and “Charlie McCarthy, Detective” (1939). He was educated at Yale University, where he edited […]

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  • Frank Vincent

    1937 - 2017

    Frank Vincent (1937 - 2017)

    Skilled at the drums, piano and trumpet, Frank Vincent originally aspired to a career in music, but turned to acting in 1976, when he co-starred in the low-budget gangster movie The Death Collector along with Joe Pesci, where they were spotted by Robert De Niro. De Niro told Martin Scorsese about both Vincent and Pesci; […]

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  • Frank Vincent Brach

    1890 - 1970

    Frank Vincent Brach (1890 - 1970)

    Businessman. Along with his father, Emil, and brother, Edwin, he founded the E.J. Brach Candy Company in Chicago, Illinois. (bio by: George King)  Family links:  Parents:  Emil Julius Brach (1859 – 1947)  Catherine Cunningham Brach (1854 – 1924)  Spouse:  Helen Marie Vorhees Brach (1911 – 1984)*  Children:  Joyce Frances Brach-Lago Wartman (1924 – 2003)* *Calculated […]

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  • Frank W. Feuerbacher

    1850 - 1928

    Frank W. Feuerbacher (1850 - 1928)

    Native St. Louisan Feuerbacher decided to enter the brewing & malting industry after high school graduation. He served his apprenticeship in Cincinnati & Milwaukee. He returned to St. Louis in 1880 & founded a malt house under the firm name of Frank W. Feuerbacher & Co., which did an extensive business throughout the country. He […]

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  • Frank Wess

    1922 - 2013

    Frank Wess (1922 - 2013)

    Frank Wess was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of a principal father and a schoolteacher mother. He began with classical music training and played in Oklahoma in high school. He later switched to jazz on moving to Washington, D. C. and by nineteen was working with big bands. His career was interrupted by World War […]

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  • Frank Weston Benson

    1862 - 1951

    Frank Weston Benson (1862 - 1951)

    Last of the Great American Impressionist painters and one of the most honored and successful artists of his time. He is famed for works that capture dazzling plays of light in both indoors and outdoors settings. He was born to a wealthy merchant family in Salem. His brother, John Prentiss Benson, was a well known […]

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  • Frank Wild

    1873 - 1939

    Frank Wild (1873 - 1939)

    Frank Wild was born in Skelton-in-Cleveland, North Riding of Yorkshire, the eldest of eight sons[2] and three daughters born to schoolteacher Benjamin Wild and his seamstress wife Mary (née Cook). The family came from Skelton close to Marton, birthplace of Captain James Cook, to whom the family claimed ancestry through Mrs Wild. Her father was […]

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  • Frank Winfield Woolworth

    1852 - 1919

    Frank Winfield Woolworth (1852 - 1919)

    Businessman. He is best known for founding the F.W. Woolworth Company that operated a chain of discount stores across the United States that specialized in marketing merchandise at the cost of five and ten cents. He was one of the first to practice buying merchandise directly from the manufacturers and establishing fixed prices on items […]

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  • Frank Worsley

    1872 - 1943

    Frank Worsley (1872 - 1943)

    Frank Arthur Worsley DSO OBE RD (22 February 1872 – 1 February 1943) was a New Zealand sailor and explorer who served on Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914–1916, as captain of the Endurance. He also served in the Royal Navy Reserve during the First World War. Born in Akaroa, New Zealand, on 22 February […]

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  • Frank X. “Francis” Endres

    1911 - 1995

    Frank X. “Francis” Endres (1911 - 1995)

    Animator. He is remembered for bringing his drawing talents to many early classic cartoon films and shorts. Endres began his career as an animator during the 1920s when he entered a drawing contest with a picture of a character named Ko Ko the Clown. He won the contest and was offered a job in 1930, […]

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  • Frankie Bailey

    1859 - 1953

    Frankie Bailey (1859 - 1953)

    Actress. A screen, stage and burlesque figure, she appeared in the films “The Crown Of Lies” (1926), “Thank You” (1925), “Flower Of Light” (1925), and “The Famous Mrs. Fair” (1923). She was known as “The Girl With The Million Dollar Legs”.

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  • Frankie Burke

    1915 - 1983

    Frankie Burke (1915 - 1983)

    Actor. He is best known for his uncanny resemblence to James Cagney. He portrayed the younger version of Mr. Cagney’s character in the 1938 Warner Brothers production of “Angels With Dirty Faces.” He went on to appear in 16 other films, finishing a three year contract with Warner brother’s Studio’s before retiring from Hollywood after […]

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  • Frankie Darro

    1917 - 1976

    Frankie Darro (1917 - 1976)

    Frankie Darro was born on December 22, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois as Frank Johnson, Jr. His parents, Frank Johnson, Sr. and his wife Ada were known as The Flying Johnsons, a flying circus act with the Sells Floto Circus; it was a profession that his father attempted to train him in, and he cured Frankie’s […]

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  • Frankie Scott

    1920 - 2004

    Frankie Scott (1920 - 2004)

    Singer and Actress. She appeared in the films “Trail of the Hawk,” “Mountain Capers,” “Hillbilly Harmony,” and “Southern Hayride,” among several others. She performed along side of her husband Tommy Scott on his TV variety series “Ramblin’ Tommy Scott” in which she danced, sang and did comedy. (bio by: Laurie)  Family links:  Spouse:  Tommy Lee […]

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  • Franklin Augustus “Frank” Seiberling

    1859 - 1955

    Franklin Augustus “Frank” Seiberling (1859 - 1955)

    Businessman. He founded Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in 1898 and The Seiberling Rubber Co. later on. Also known for his beautiful Akron estate “Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens”, which was built from 1912 to 1916 and is open to the public today.  Family links:  Parents:  John Frederick Seiberling (1834 – 1903)  Catherine Lucinda Miller […]

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  • Franklin Carmichael

    1890 - 1945

    Franklin Carmichael (1890 - 1945)

    Artist.  He was one of the original members (and youngest) of the Group of Seven, a group of Canadian landscape painters from 1920 to 1933 that also included Lawren Harris, A. Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. MacDonald, and Frederick Varley.  His artistic talent was so evident at an early age that […]

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  • Franklin Cover

    1928 - 2006

    Franklin Cover (1928 - 2006)

    Cover was born on November 20, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio to Britta Schreck and Franklin Held Cover. He graduated from Denison University in 1951. His career started on the stage acting in Henry IV, Part 1 and Hamlet. He also appeared in Forty Carats with Julie Harris. He made his television debut on Naked City […]

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  • Franklin D Roosevelt

    1882 - 1945

    Franklin D Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

    Franklin D Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat, he was elected four times and served from March 1933 to his death in April 1945. He […]

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  • Franklin Edward Cover

    1928 - 2006

    Franklin Edward Cover (1928 - 2006)

    Actor.  Best known for his role as ‘Tom Willis’, who was in an interracial marriage with a black woman, played by Roxie Roker, in the television series “The Jeffersons.”  Franklin Cover started his career on the stage, before he made his move to film and television.  In 1975 he got the role in “The Jeffersons,” […]

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  • Franklin Parsons “Frank” Perdue

    1920 - 2005

    Franklin Parsons “Frank” Perdue (1920 - 2005)

    Businessman. He transformed a backyard egg business into one of the nation’s largest poultry processors using the folksy commercial slogan, “It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken.” His TV commercial persona helped boost sales from $56 million in 1970 to more than $1.2 billion by 1991 when he turned the reins over […]

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  • Franklin Pierce

    1804 - 1869

    Franklin Pierce (1804 - 1869)

    Franklin Pierce Pierce’s drinking worsened his health in his last years, and he grew increasingly spiritual. He had a brief relationship with an unknown woman in mid-1865. During this time, he used his influence to improve the treatment of Davis, now a prisoner at Fortress Monroe in Virginia. He also offered financial help to Hawthorne’s […]

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  • Franklyn Farnum

    1878 - 1961

    Franklyn Farnum (1878 - 1961)

    Actor. He began his career on vaudeville stage and in silent movies, often appearing in Westerns. In sound movies, he played minor roles, often uncredited. Among others: “The Clock” (1917), “The Ghost Rider” (1935), “Stagecoach” (1939), “Monsieur Verdoux” (1947), “Johnny Belinda” (1948), “Sunset Blvd.” (1950), “Guys and Dolls” (1955), “The Ten Commandments”(1956) and “Witness for […]

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  • Franklyn Seales

    1952 - 1990

    Franklyn Seales (1952 - 1990)

    Franklyn Vincent Ellison Seales was born on July 15, 1952 in Calliaqua to Francis Seales, a merchant seaman and government employee, and Olive Seales (nee Allen), a homemaker. He was the fifth eldest of eight siblings and second eldest son. Seales was of English, Scottish, African, Portuguese and Native Caribbean descent. He grew up among […]

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  • Frans Hals

    1970 - 1666

    Frans Hals (1970 - 1666)

    Artist. Considered the most important Dutch portraitist of the seventeenth-century, his work influenced Edouard Manet and Vincent van Gogh. His surviving body of work includes about 300 paintings, mostly portraits and group portraits. (bio by: MC)

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  • Franz Anton Högl

    1769 - 1859

    Franz Anton Högl (1769 - 1859)


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  • Franz Kline

    1909 - 1962

    Franz Kline (1909 - 1962)

    Artist. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Kline studied art in London before settling in New York in 1939. His early work was figurative, social realism with cubist overtones. During the 1950’s, Kline developed his unique vocabulary of gestural brushstrokes and became associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement. He taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina, […]

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  • Franz Schubert

    1797 - 1828

    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)

    Franz Schubert Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer. Schubert died at 31 but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano […]

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  • Franz Waxman

    1906 - 1967

    Franz Waxman (1906 - 1967)

    In Hollywood, Franz Waxman met James Whale, who had been highly impressed by Waxman’s score for Liliom. The success of his score for Whale’s Bride of Frankenstein (1935) led to the young composer’s appointment as Head of Music at Universal Studios. Waxman, however, was more interested in composition than musical direction for film, and in […]

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