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 Frank Lackteen

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Frank Lackteen

Birth
Syria
Death 7 Jul 1968 (aged 72)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Lot 2, Section 6587, Memorial G
Memorial ID 6604860 View Source
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Actor. For 50 years one of Hollywood's most sinister villains. The son of Russian immigrants, he was born in Kubber-Ilias, Asia Minor (an area that is now Lebanon) and came to the United States as a teenager. He made his film debut in 1916. The beady-eyed, cadaverous Lackteen did the heavy chores in scores of silent serials and B westerns, often playing Indians and outlaws. His exotic accent proved a plus in talkies and he brought his mastery of menace to everything from Cecil B. DeMille epics to Three Stooges comedies. He appeared in nearly 200 films, including "The Timber Queen" (1922), "The Pony Express" (1925), "Cimarron" (1931), "The Three Musketeers" (1935), "Anthony Adverse" (1936), "Union Pacific" (1939), "The Sea Hawk" (1940), "Reap the Wild Wind" (1942), "Sahara" (1943), the serial "Superman" (1948), "Kim" (1950), and "The Ten Commandments" (1956). He was also seen in several TV anthology shows of the late 1950s. Lackteen's final role was in "Requiem for a Gunfighter" (1965). He died at the Motion Picture Country Home.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6604860/frank-lackteen : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Lackteen (29 Aug 1895–7 Jul 1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6604860, citing Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .