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Frederick Kerr (1858–1933)


Forceful, authoritative character actor of the 1920s and 1930s. Entered films in 1916. Even by then, close to 60, Kerr was very effectively cast in powerful, dynamic supporting roles, usually most often as a cultured, dignified old man. Probably most memorable as the old Baron Frankenstein in Frankenstein (1931). A brilliant performer of stage and... See full bio »

Died:

(age 74) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Frankenstein
Frankenstein Baron Frankenstein
(1931)
Raffles
Raffles Lord Harry Melrose
(1930)
Waterloo Bridge
Waterloo Bridge Major Wetherby
(1931)
Beauty and the Boss
Beauty and the Boss Count Von Tolheim
(1932)

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 1933 The Man from Toronto
Bunston
 1933 Lord of the Manor
Sir Henry Bovey (as Fred Kerr)
 1932 Midshipmaid Gob
Sir Percy Newbiggin
 1932 Beauty and the Boss
Count Von Tolheim
 1932 -But the Flesh Is Weak
Duke of Hampshire
 1932 Lovers Courageous
Admiral
 1931 Frankenstein
Baron Frankenstein
 1931 Honor of the Family
Paul Barony
 1931 Friends and Lovers
General Thomas Armstrong (as Frederic Kerr)
 1931 Waterloo Bridge
Major Wetherby
 1931 Always Goodbye
Sir George Boomer
 1931 Born to Love
Lord Ponsonby
 1930 The Devil to Pay!
Lord Leland
 1930 Raffles
Lord Harry Melrose (as Frederic Kerr)
 1930 The Lady of Scandal
Lord Trench
 1919 12.10
Dr. Wrightman
 1918 Victory and Peace
Sir Richard Arkwright
 1916 The Lifeguardsman
Premier
 1916 The Real Thing at Last (Short)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Lord Trench") in "The High Road" on Broadway. Comedy. Written / directed by Frederick Lonsdale. Fulton Theatre: 10 Sep 1928-Jan 1929 (closing date unknown/144 performances). Cast: Edna Best (as "Elsie Hilary"), Alfred Drayton (as "James Hilary"), Winifred Harris (as "Lady Minster"), Herbert Marshall (as "Duke of ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Frederic Kerr | Fred Kerr
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Trivia:

Grandfather of actor John Kerr. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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