Frank Beal

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Frank Beal
The Sacrifice 1916.jpg
Scene from The Sacrifice (1916)
Born(1862-09-11)September 11, 1862
DiedDecember 20, 1934(1934-12-20) (aged 72)
Resting placeHollywood Forever Cemetery
OccupationActor, film director
Years active1910-1933
Spouse(s)Louise Lester
ChildrenScott Beal
Dolly Beal
Katherine Beal[1]

Frank Beal (September 11, 1862 – December 20, 1934) was an American actor and film director of the silent film era. He appeared in 42 films between 1910 and 1933. He also directed 41 films between 1910 and 1921.

Beal began acting in 1880 and gained fame as a director and an actor. In 1908, he moved from stage to film, with the Selig Polyscope Company. His obituary in the Los Angeles Times called him "one of the first prominent figures of the theatrical industry to desert it and go into motion pictures".[2]

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and died in Hollywood, California.[3]

Beal was married to actress Louise Lester and was the father of actress Dolly Beal and actor Scott Beal.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]


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  2. ^ "Early Film Leader Dies". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. December 21, 1934. p. 27. Retrieved April 5, 2018 – via open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Ellenberger, Allan R. (2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. pp. 113–114. ISBN 9780786409839. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  4. ^ Katchmer, George A. (2009). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. pp. 19–20. ISBN 9781476609058. Retrieved 5 April 2018.

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