Ben Frank

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Not to be confused with the American Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.
Ben Frank
Born September 2, 1934
Died September 11, 1990(1990-09-11) (aged 56)
Spouse(s) Bobbi Frank

Ben Frank (1934 - 1990) was a veteran character actor. His wife was producer Bobbi Frank.[1]

Biography[edit]

Frank was born in New York on September 2, 1934. As a child from the ages of 6 to 12 he sang on stage. In later years he was a professional boxer and had only two losses from twenty bouts.[2]

Career[edit]

His career spanned 28 years. He appeared in 20 motion movies and had 125 television roles. He also appeared in 20 stage plays.[3] His first role was in 1963, in the horror movie Terrified where he played the part of Duell. Other films included So Evil, My Sister, a 1974 film that starred Susan Strasberg. In 1975 he appeared as Hopper McGee in the movie about Murph the Surf released as Live A Little, Steal A Lot, a film that starred Robert Conrad and Don Stroud. He also appeared in Death Wish 2 playing the part of Lt. Mankiewicz.[4]

Frank produced and had the lead in a 1986 film [5] called Hollywood Zap in which he played a hustler.[6]

He was involved in an anti smoking commercial not long before he died.[7]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Los Angeles Times September 17, 1990 Ben Frank, 56; TV, Film and Stage Actor
  2. ^ Los Angeles Times September 17, 1990 Ben Frank, 56; TV, Film and Stage Actor
  3. ^ Los Angeles Times September 17, 1990 Ben Frank, 56; TV, Film and Stage Actor
  4. ^ Imdb Ben Frank
  5. ^ imdb Full cast and crew for Hollywood Zap
  6. ^ Rotten Tomatoes Hollywood Zap (1986)
  7. ^ Los Angeles Times September 17, 1990 Ben Frank, 56; TV, Film and Stage Actor