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Frank Keenan (1858–1929)

Frank was considered a "furniture actor" on stage. While on stage he was so often drunk that he had to lean on or hold onto furniture to keep from falling down. Known through the country for his stage work, he was ranked as one of the foremost stage artists prior to moving to Hollywood. Keenan's first wife of forty-four years, was watching him ... See full bio »

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 1926/II Camille (Short)
Prince von Lindenstein
 1926 The Gilded Butterfly
Jim Haverhill
 1925 When the Door Opened
Grandfather de Fontenac
 1925 East Lynne
Chief Justice Hare
 1925 My Lady's Lips
Forbes Lombard
 1924 The Dixie Handicap
The Racehorse Owner
 1924 Women Who Give
Jonathan Swift
 1923 Scars of Jealousy
Colonel Newland
 1923 Brass
Frank Church
 1923 Hearts Aflame
Luke Taylor
 1920 Dollar for Dollar
Marcus Gard
 1920 Smoldering Embers
John Conroy
 1919 Brothers Divided
Tom King / Matthew King
 1919 The World Aflame
Carson Burr
 1919 The Master Man
Emanuel Blake
 1919 Gates of Brass
Jim Blake, aka J. Hatfield Blake
 1919 The Silver Girl
Jefferson Hunter
 1919 Todd of the Times
Theobold Todd
 1919 The Midnight Stage
John Lynch / 'Bige Rivers
 1918 More Trouble
Lemuel Deering
 1918 Ruler of the Road
Simeon Tetlow
 1918 Loaded Dice
Richard Gordon
 1917 National Red Cross Pageant
The Secretary - English episode
 1917 Public Defender
Robert Murdock
 1917 The Crab
Foster Borrum
 1917 The Bride of Hate
Dr. Dudley Duprez
 1916 The Sin Ye Do
Barret Steele
 1916 Jim Grimsby's Boy
Jim Grimsby
 1916 The Phantom
'Phantom' Farrell
 1916 The Stepping Stone
Elihu Knowland
 1915 The Despoiler
The Emir
 1915 The Long Chance
Harley P. Hennage
 1914 Desert Thieves (Short)
Mr. Blake
 1914 Love vs Duty (Short)
 1914 The Bells of Austi (Short)
Undetermined Leading Role (unconfirmed)
 1909 The Hunchback (Short)
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Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
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Stage Play: The Warrens of Virginia. Written by William C. de Mille. Belasco Theatre (moved to The Stuyvesant Theatre from 4 May 1908- close): 3 Dec 1907- Oct 1908 (closing date unknown/380 performances). Cast: Raymond Bond (as "Blake") [Broadway debut], Mrs. Charles G. Craig, Cecil B. DeMille (as "Arthur Warren"), Emma Dunn, DeWitt ... See more »

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Frances, first daughter of Frank and Katherine, was born on 18 March 1886. She married lieutenant Frank Anderson Sloan (1884-1960) on 24 October 1910. She died 28 February 1950. See more »

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