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Robert Francis (I) (1930–1955)

Relatively new to Hollywood, Robert Francis, 25, was a rising young actor on the verge of film stardom, when on 31 July, 1955, he, along with a friend, actress Ann Russell, were both killed instantly, after private plane owned by Joe Kirkwood Jr. which he was piloting, crashed. The plane had just taken off from the Burbank airport, when it ... See full bio »

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The Caine Mutiny Ens. Willie Keith
The Bamboo Prison MSgt. John A. Rand
The Long Gray Line James N. Sundstrom Jr.
They Rode West Dr. Allen Seward


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 1955 The Long Gray Line
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 1954 The Bamboo Prison
MSgt. John A. Rand
 1954 They Rode West
Dr. Allen Seward
 1954 The Caine Mutiny
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 1955 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
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His last two films, The Bamboo Prison (1954) and The Long Gray Line (1955), were completed in March 1954 and May 1954, even though they were released several months later. This means that, at the time of his death in July 1955, he had not worked in over a year since the completion of his last film, "The Long Gray Line". This is curious indeed, considering he had been voted one of Screen World's "... See more »



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