Appeared in "Rita Coventry" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Hubert Osborne
, from the novel by Julian Street
. Directed / produced by Brock Pemberton
. Bijou Theatre: 19 Feb 1923-Mar 1923 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Luis Alberni
(as "Busini"), Auguste Aramini (as "Louis"), Leopoldine Damrosch (as "Eleanor"), Jay
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[in the 1930s, regarding his typecasting] If God is good, I will be able to play comedy, in which I was featured on Broadway for eight seasons and in which no producer of motion pictures will give me a chance! And please God, may it be before I go screwy playing idiots, half-wits and lunatics on the talking screen!
In 1971, the original Alice Cooper
Group, being greatly inspired by Frye's "Renfield" character in Dracula
(1931), further immortalized him in their song "The Ballad of Dwight Fry" (without the "e"). The nearly seven-minute conceptual composition appears on their "Love It To Death" album.
High, dynamic voice.