Frances Howard (actress)
|Born||Frances Howard McLaughlin
June 4, 1903
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.
|Died||July 2, 1976 (aged 73)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Samuel Goldwyn (m. 23 April 1925, until his death: 31 January 1974; 1 child)|
Born Frances Howard McLaughlin in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1903, to James and Maureen, Howard was raised Catholic. She married Samuel Goldwyn on April 23, 1925. They remained married until Goldwyn's death. They had one son, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. Among their grandchildren is actor Tony Goldwyn.
Reportedly worried that Hitler was going to invade the United States, Howard made plans to fake the drowning of her son, set up a false identity, and escape to Mexico where she had money waiting.
She made 4 films between 1925 - 1935:
- Mary Burns, Fugitive (1935) as Landlady
- The Shock Punch (1925) as Dorothy Clark
- The Swan (1925) as Alexandra, The Swan
- Too Many Kisses (1925) as Yvonne Hurja
- Born in 1903 per Intelius
- Easton, Carol. The Search for Sam Goldwyn. (2014)
- Catalena, Mark A. Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies (2005)
- Frances Howard at the Internet Broadway Database
- Frances Howard at the Internet Movie Database
- Frances Howard at Find-A-Grave
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