Robert Francis (actor)

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Robert Francis
Born Robert Charles Francis
(1930-02-26)February 26, 1930
Glendale, California, U.S.
Died July 31, 1955(1955-07-31) (aged 25)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Cause of death
airplane crash
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Occupation Actor
Years active 1954-1955

Robert Charles Francis (February 26, 1930 – July 31, 1955) was an American actor.

Francis was born in Glendale, California and made his motion picture debut and had his most significant role of Ensign Willie Keith in The Caine Mutiny (1954), alongside Humphrey Bogart, Fred MacMurray, and other stars.

He appeared in three more films, They Rode West in 1954, John Ford's The Long Gray Line and The Bamboo Prison.

Francis and two passengers were killed when the small aircraft he was piloting crashed in Burbank, California.[1] He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.


  1. ^ Spokesman Review (via Google), "Cause of Plane Crash Sought" (August 2nd, 1955 - retrieved on June 11th, 2011).

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