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Francis Compton (1885–1964)

Francis Compton was born on May 4, 1885 in Malvern, England. He was an actor, known for Witness for the Prosecution (1957), Rage in Heaven (1941) and Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot (1957). He was married to Mary Wetmore Wells. He died on September 17, 1964 in Norton, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
 1961 Victoria Regina (TV Movie)
 1958-1961 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Sir Hubert Whittam / Gabelle
- The Prisoner of Zenda (1961) ... Sir Hubert Whittam
 1957 Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot (Short)
George Wythe
 1953-1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Old Man / Paul Dabney
- The Bottle Imp (1957) ... Old Man
- The Man in Possession (1953) ... Paul Dabney
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- Caesar and Cleopatra (1956) ... Theodotus
 1955 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
- The Small Servant (1955) ... Wrasp
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
- The Silent Bride (1954) ... Butler
 1954 Omnibus (TV Series)
 1953 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
- All Hallow's Eve (1952) ... Dealer
 1949-1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Briggs / Mr. Brookes / Mr. Chisholm / ...
- Jane Eyre (1952) ... Briggs
- Mr. Mummery's Suspicion (1951) ... Mr. Brookes
- A Passenger to Bali (1950) ... Mr. Chisholm
- The Willow Cabin (1950) ... Billy Lloyd
 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Night Song (1951)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- A Family Affair (1951) ... Everett
 1950-1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
- The Touchstone (1951) ... Dinslow
- Laburnum Grove (1950)
 1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
 1941 They Met in Bombay
Major in Car (uncredited)
 1941 She Knew All the Answers
 1941 Rage in Heaven
 1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Mr. Flugle (uncredited)
 1936 Soak the Rich
Tulio, Craig's adviser

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Stage Play: The Silent Witness. Drama (revival). Written by Jack DeLeon and Jack Celestin. Directed by Harry Wagstaff Gribble. Morosco Theatre: 23 Mar 1931- Jun 1931 (closing date unknown/80 performances). Cast: Lionel Atwill (as "Sir Austin Howard") [final Broadway role], Reginald Barlow (as "Inspector Robins"), Thurlow Bergen, Fortunio ... See more »

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Survived by his widow, Mary Wetmore Wells; three sons, Francis of Chicago, Edward of New York, and Ian of Darien; and a daughter, Mary Fay Compton. Also surviving are siblings author Sir Compton MacKenzie, Catherine, and actresses Fay Compton and Viola Compton.

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