Frank Bacon (actor)

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Frank Bacon
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from Illustrated American, 1922
Born Frank Wilford Bacon
(1864-01-16)January 16, 1864
near Yuba City, California
Died November 19, 1922(1922-11-19) (aged 58)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Actor-Playwright
Spouse(s) Jennie Weidman
Children Lloyd Bacon

Frank Bacon (January 16, 1864 – November 19, 1922), was an American character actor and playwright. After years of relative low success he achieved great success as he entered the twilight of his career. The 1918 play Lightnin', which Bacon co-wrote and starred in, set a Broadway record for the day of 1,291 performances and was still going strong on tour after more than 700 shows when Bacon was forced to bow out due to fatigue.

A week after his retirement, Bacon died of a heart attack in Chicago on November 19, 1922 at the age of [1]

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  1. Frank Bacon, Actor, Tired Out, Is Dead The New York Times, November 20, 1922 p. 1

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