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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 4 September 1857Norwich, Connecticut, USA
Date of Death 22 April 1928Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA  (blood poisoning)
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Frank Currier was born in Norwich, Connecticut on 4 September 1857 and died on 22 April 1928 in Hollywood, California (blood poisoning).He was once anointed "the dean of cinema actors" by Photoplay magazine. He was an American actor and director of the silent era. He appeared in 133 films between 1912 and 1928. He also directed 19 films in 1916. A top character star for the pioneering Vitagraph company in the 1910s, Currier died from blood poisoning after having a finger smashed in a car door. He is memorable as the Roman Admiral who adopts Judah Ben-Hur (Ramon Novarro) as his son after Ben-Hur saves his life during battle at sea in the 1925 film Ben-Hur.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: mwsalter

Spouse (1)

Ada Dow (? - 1926) (her death)

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