STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,741 this week

Frances Drake (1912–2000)


Frances Drake was born on October 22, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA as Frances Dean. She was an actress, known for Mad Love (1935), The Invisible Ray (1936) and Les Misérables (1935). She was married to David Brown and Lt. Cecil John Arthur Howard. She died on January 18, 2000 in Irvine, California, USA. See full bio »

Scary Good: IMDb's Guide to Horror

Can't get enough of movies and TV shows that scare up a good fright? Check out Scary Good, IMDb's Horror Entertainment Guide.

Enter if you dare

Related News

Mad Love (U.S.A 1935) Movie Review
| MoreHorror
Neil Burger Taking On Uncharted
| EmpireOnline
Clip joint: unrequited love
| The Guardian - Film News

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 344 people
created 11 Sep 2012
 
a list of 41 people
created 25 Oct 2013
 
a list of 110 people
created 02 Mar 2014
 
a list of 130 people
created 30 Nov 2014
 
a list of 5861 people
created 10 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Frances Drake's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Mad Love
Mad Love Yvonne Orlac
(1935)
The Invisible Ray
The Invisible Ray Diane Rukh
(1936)
Les Misérables
Les Misérables Eponine
(1935)
It's a Wonderful World
It's a Wonderful World Vivian Tarbel
(1939)

Filmography

Jump to: Actress | Self
Hide Hide Show Show Actress (25 credits)
 1942 The Affairs of Martha
Sylvia Norwood
 1940 I Take This Woman
Lola Estermont
 1939 It's a Wonderful World
Vivian Tarbel
 1938 The Lone Wolf in Paris
Princess Thania of Arvonne
 1938 There's Always a Woman
Anne Calhoun
 1937 She Married an Artist
Sally Dennis
 1937 Love Under Fire
Pamela Beaumont
 1937 You Can't Have Everything
Girl in Y.W.C.A. (uncredited)
 1937 Midnight Taxi
Gilda Lee
 1936 I'd Give My Life
Mary Reyburn
 1936 And Sudden Death
Betty Winslow
 1936 Florida Special
Marina Landon
 1936 The Preview Murder Mystery
Peggy Madison
 1935 Without Regret
Mona Gould
 1935 Transient Lady
Dale Cameron
 1934 Forsaking All Others
Connie Barnes Todd
 1934 Ladies Should Listen
Anna Mirelle
 1934 The Trumpet Blows
Chulita
 1934 Bolero
Leona
 1933 Meet My Sister
Helen Sowerby (as Frances Dean)
 1933 The Jewel
Jenny Day / Lady Joan (as Frances Dean)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Made stage debut in London in "Potash and Perlmutter," which ran eight weeks at the Caiety Theatre. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Frances Dean

Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[In a 1986 interview] One day I told Bela Lugosi that his daughter had come to call for him, and he said, 'She is my wife.' I wanted to sink through the floor for being so tactless! It might have hurt him, but I wouldn't have done that for the world because he was such a charming man, very soft and very congenial... Lugosi, Frankie Lawton and I all had birthdays on that set in October. See more »

Trivia:

Dark-haired American-born actress who went to finishing school in Arundel, England. After dancing in London nightclubs, she spent her apprenticeship on stage (e.g., "The Little Earthquake" in 1933, as a cockney maid) and in minor British films. She made her Hollywood debut in Bolero (1934) and was thereafter typecast as damsels in distress opposite horror stars Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, and ... See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

Message Boards

Recent Posts
And she Sounds exactly like Barbara Stanwyck gallisonashford
Discuss Frances Drake on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page