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Frank Craven

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Biography

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Frank Craven, the actor, director, playwright and producer who achieved theatrical immortality as The Stage Manager in the original 1938 Broadway production and 1940 movie version of Thornton Wilder's classic Our Town (1940), was born into a theatrical family on August 24, 1875 in Boston, Massachusetts. The son of John T. Craven and Ella Mayer Craven, he first trod the boards in Boston as a child. He made his Broadway debut in George Ade's comedy "Artie" at the Garrick Theatre on October 28, 1907. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Pop Sims, aka Jim Parker

He Was Her Man 1934

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Character: Mr. Rockland

Let's Talk It Over 1934

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Character: Col. Marcus Aurelius Cobb

Barbary Coast 1935

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Character: Will 'Pa' Brannan

Small Town Girl 1936

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Character: Frank Redmond

You're Only Young Once 1937

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Character: Dr. Walter Barnes

Dreaming Out Loud 1940

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Character: Hank Foreman

The Lady from Cheyenne 1941

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Character: Asa Timberlake

In This Our Life 1942

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Character: Doctor Fielding

Keeper of the Flame 1942

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Character: 'Doc' Powers

Pittsburgh 1942

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Character: Danny O'Hara

My Best Gal 1944

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Writing