The Wilderness. Comedy. Written by H.V. Esmond
. Directed by Joe Humphreys
. Empire Theatre: 23 Dec 1901- Mar 1902 (closing date unknown/80 performances). Cast: Margaret Anglin, E.Y. Backus, Frank Brownlee
, Karlene Carman, William Courtenay
, W.H. Crompton, Margaret Dale
, Lawrence D'Orsay
, Master Lores Grimm, Ethel Hornick, Mrs. ...
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Frank Brown Lee
Did You Know?
Burly supporting actor, often in gruff roles or as a heavy. A favorite of Hal Roach
, who used him as a foil in Charley Chase
(Be Your Age
(1926)) and early Laurel & Hardy
comedies (Do Detectives Think?
(1927)). He was frequently seen in westerns as gold miners or second-string henchmen. After the coming of sound, Brownlee was increasingly relegated to playing background characters, usually ...