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 Frank Alexander

Frank Alexander

Birth
Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, USA
Death 8 Sep 1937 (aged 58)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section 2, #10
Memorial ID 7992 · View Source
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Actor. A figure from the silent motion picture era, he weighed well over 300 pounds during his film career, and had the nickname of "Tiny". A stage driver prior to putting on weight and going to Hollywood, California, he became a member of comedian Larry Semon's stock company. He appeared in a number of motion picture comedies before ending his relationship with Semon after playing ‘Dorothy's' father in 1925's "Wizard of Oz." At one time publicized as one of the three fattest men on the screen, he then appeared in a number of films for Joseph P. Kennedy's "Film Booking Office." In 1928 his career dwindled, reducing him to playing supporting roles for director Hal Roach. When sound came into the motion picture industry, his career was virtually finished, and his last parts were a number of bit roles for Universal RKO Pictures, with his last role being unaccredited in the film "The Barber Shop" starring W.C. Fields.

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  • Added: 5 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7992
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Alexander (25 May 1879–8 Sep 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7992, citing Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated.