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Mark Frechette (1947–1975)


Mark Frechette, a high school dropout of Quebecois ancestry from Fairfield, Connecticut, made his acting debut in Michelangelo Antonioni's controversial Zabriskie Point (1970). As Antonioni toured the U.S., experiencing cultural clash firsthand and shooting background footage, a talent scout saw Frechette, a carpenter, scream and throw a flowerpot... See full bio »

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(1970)
Many Wars Ago Sub-lieutenant Sassu
(1970)
The Big Black Sow Enrico Mazzara
(1971)

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 1971 The Big Black Sow
Enrico Mazzara
 1970 Many Wars Ago
Sub-lieutenant Sassu
 1970 Zabriskie Point
Mark
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 2003 Los Angeles Plays Itself (Documentary)
Mark in Zabriskie Point (uncredited)

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Spouse:

Elizabeth G. Schmeling  (separated)  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

I was desperate, working with a guy with his reputation and with what he knows about cinema, I wanted to learn something. But he wasn't teaching. So I got mad. See more »

Trivia:

Died in the weight room at Massachusetts Correctional Institution when a 150-pound weight bar he was lifting fell on his throat, suffocating him. The death was ruled an accident. See more »

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Sagittarius

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