Frances Howard (actress)
|Born||Frances Howard McLaughlin
June 4, 1903
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
|Died||July 2, 1976
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
(m. 1925; d. 1974)
|Children||Samuel Goldwyn Jr.|
|Relatives||Tony Goldwyn (grandson)
John Goldwyn (grandson)
She married Samuel Goldwyn on April 23, 1925.
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
- A. Scott Berg, in his book Goldwyn: A Biography, gives Howard's mother's name as "Helen Victoria Howard (known as Bonnie)" and her father's name as "Charles Douglas McLaughlin".
- Born in 1903 per Intelius
- Easton, Carol. The Search for Sam Goldwyn. (2014)
- Berg, A. Scott (2013). Goldwyn: A Biography. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781471130069. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
- Magill, Frank N. (2014). The 20th Century Go-N: Dictionary of World Biography. Routledge. p. 1417. ISBN 9781317740605. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
- Lentz, Harris M. III (2016). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2015. McFarland. p. 135. ISBN 9780786476671. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
- Catalena, Mark A. Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies (2005)
- Ellenberger, Allan R. (2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. p. 55. ISBN 9780786409839. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
- Frances Howard at the Internet Broadway Database
- Frances Howard on IMDb
- Frances Howard Goldwyn at Find a Grave
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