Frank Urson

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Frank John Urson (March 21, 1887 – August 17, 1928) was an American silent film director and cinematographer from Chicago, Illinois. Originally a photographer, he moved on to cinematography and film directing for the Thanhouser Company in New Rochelle, New York. He is also credited with acting in one film Her Gallant Knights which starred William Garwood in 1913. Urson directed Changing Husbands. He is perhaps best known for his 1927 Chicago, produced by Cecil B. DeMille.


He was born on March 21, 1887 in Chicago, Illinois. Urson died on August 17, 1928 at age 41 from drowning in Indian Lake, Michigan.

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Lobby card for Chicago (1927), the last and most notable film credited to Urson as a director


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