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Frank Deford (1938–2017)


Frank Deford was born on December 16, 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Benjamin Franklin Deford III. He was a writer and actor, known for Everybody's All-American (1988), Trading Hearts (1988) and Alex: The Life of a Child (1986). He was married to Carol Ruth Penner. He died on May 28, 2017 in Key West, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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(age 78) in Key West, Florida, USA

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 2008 Barbaro (TV Movie documentary)
  Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (TV Series) (1 episode, 1995) (story 3 "In Focus" - 1 episode, 2005)
- Episode dated 29 November 2005 (2005) ... (story 3 "In Focus")
- The Uncivil War/Rodman/The American Singapore (1995) ... (segment "The American Singapore")
 2005 Four Minutes (TV Movie) (article Hillary and Bannister) / (teleplay)
 2000 Playing the Field: Sports and Sex in America (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 Bill Russell: My Life, My Way (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 Sports on the Silver Screen (TV Movie documentary)
 1994 Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World (TV Movie documentary)
 1988 Everybody's All-American (novel)
 1988 Trading Hearts (written by)
 1988 Byline Showtime (TV Series documentary short) (1988)
 1986 Alex: The Life of a Child (TV Movie) (book)
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Book: "The World's Tallest Midget" (Little Brown & Co.). See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »
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He and his wife Carol have had three children: Christian (b. 1969), Alexandra (b. 1972 - d. 1980), and Scarlet (b. 1980). Scarlet is the daughter they adopted a few months following the death of their daughter Alex, who died of cystic fibrosis at age eight. See more »

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