Franchot Tone

Franchot Tone

Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, USA
Death 18 Sep 1968 (aged 63)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 6687426 · View Source
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Actor. Born Stanislaus Pascal Franchot Tone, he was a popular character performer of stage, film, and television. He started his career as a member of the New York Theatre Guild and got his first major role in the Broadway production of "The Age of Innocence" in 1929. His screen debut was in the movie "The Wiser Sex" (1932), followed by "Today We live" (1933). A veteran of over 40 films, his most noted credits included "Mutiny On the Bounty" (1935), for which he was nominated for a Academy Award for Best Actor, "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" (1935), "Dangerous" (1935), "Five Graves to Cairo" (1943), "The Man on the Eiffel Tower" (1950) and "In Harm's Way" (1965). For television, he appeared on "Bonanza", "Ben Casey", "The Twilight Zone", Wagon Train" and "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour". He was also the husband of actress Joan Crawford from 1933 to 1939, whom he made seven films with. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 15 Aug 2002
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Franchot Tone (27 Feb 1905–18 Sep 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6687426, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.