Frances Upton

Frances Upton

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frances Upton (April 15, 1904 - November 27, 1975, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a Broadway actress and comedienne. She starred with Eddie Cantor in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1928 and Whoopee!. She also had a featured role in the early talkie Night Work. In 1929, she performed on a network shortwave radio program specially broadcast to Richard Byrd's expedition to the South Pole. In 1931, she starred in one of the first experimental television broadcasts in New York City, appearing with Gertrude Lawrence, Lionel Atwill, and boxer Primo Carnera. Her father, Francis, was a World War I veteran and decorated New York City detective who apprehended the accomplices of Charles Becker in the 1912 murder of Herman Rosenthal. Her grandfather, William C. Upton, was a noted member of Ireland's Fenian movement of the late 19th century, and wrote a controversial novel, Uncle Pat's Cabin (1882), about life under English rule.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135984829
  • 9786135984828