Frank Weaver

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Ozark, Missouri, USA
The mute male member of the popular musical comedy hillbilly trio "The Weaver Brothers and Elviry," Frank was known as "Cicero" and, similar to Harpo Marx's act, performed silently on stage via pantomime, gesturing and whistling while the other two provided active voices.

Born on February 2, 1891, in Ozark, Missouri, Frank was raised on a farm, and was inspired by older brother Leon Weaver to leave farm living and venture into a life of entertainment. Their parents, always musically inclined, encouraged the brothers and they grew up becoming efficient on several home-made instruments. Read more...