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Frank Lawton (I) (1904–1969)

Frank Lawton was born on September 30, 1904 in London, England as Frank Lawton Mokeley. He was an actor, known for A Night to Remember (1958), The Devil-Doll (1936) and The Invisible Ray (1936). He was married to Evelyn Laye. He died on June 10, 1969 in London. See full bio »


(age 64) in London, England, UK

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 1963 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Geoffrey Petlen
- A Woman with Scars (1963) ... Geoffrey Petlen
 1960-1962 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Andrew Fenton / James Luther
- The Skeleton Wore Boots (1962) ... Andrew Fenton
- A Straight White Line (1960) ... James Luther
 1961 The Queen's Guards
Cmdr. Hewson
 1958 Gideon of Scotland Yard
 1957 Silver Wedding (TV Movie)
Sir Robert Marlowe
 1957 The Rising of the Moon
British officer (3rd Episode)
 1956 Doublecross
Chief Constable
 1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
- Many Waters (1953)
 1953 Shoot First
 1948 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie)
Charles Condomine
 1942 Went the Day Well?
Tom Sturry
 1940 Dangerous Comment (Short)
Gerald Conway
 1939 The Secret Four
James Terry
 1939 Happy Family (Short)
 1936 The Devil-Doll
 1936 The Invisible Ray
Ronald Drake
 1935 David Copperfield
David - the Man
 1934 One More River
Tony Croom
 1933 Friday the Thirteenth
Frank Parsons
 1933 The Charming Deceiver
Toby Tyrrell
 1932 After Office Hours
 1931 Michael and Mary
David Rowe
 1931 The Outsider
Basil Owen
 1930 The Perfect Alibi
Jimmy Hilton
 1930 Young Woodley
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He acted in Alex Atkinson's play, "Four Winds", at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with Peggy Evans, William Kendall, Roderick Lovell and Nancy Roberts in the cast. See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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British actor, the son of theatrical parents. While working on stage in the U.S. in 1934, he scored the part of the adult David Copperfield in the 1934 MGM film. Though he had leading man roles on both sides of the Atlantic, he never quite made the grade as a star. However, during World War II he rose to the rank of major and was awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit for liaison work in France. See more »

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