Appeared (as "The Son") in "Six Characters in Search of an Author" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Luigi Pirandello
. Directed / produced by Brock Pemberton
. Princess Theatre: 30 Oct 1922-Feb 1923 (closing date unknown/136 performances). Cast: Jack Amory, Katherine Atkinson, Ashley Buck, Elliot Cabot, Ernest Cossart
(as "The ...
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[in the 1930s, regarding his typecasting] If God is good, I will be able to play comedy, in which I was featured on Broadway for eight seasons and in which no producer of motion pictures will give me a chance! And please God, may it be before I go screwy playing idiots, half-wits and lunatics on the talking screen!
In 1971 the original Alice Cooper
Group, being greatly inspired by Frye's "Renfield" character in Dracula
(1931), further immortalized him in their song "The Ballad of Dwight Fry" (without the "e"). The nearly seven-minute conceptual composition appears on their "Love It To Death" album.
Often portrayed deeply mentally disturbed individuals or ones with excessive oddities