Y. Frank Freeman

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Y. Frank Freeman circa 1910

Young Frank Freeman (14 December 1890 – 5 February 1969)[1] was an American film company executive for Paramount Pictures. Freeman was born in Greenville, Georgia,[2] and graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1910.[3] In addition to his work with Paramount, he also worked in the fields of banking, higher education, and athletics.[1]

He was the first winner of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1957.[1] He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960.[4] He died in California and was buried at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.[2]

Freeman supported Thomas Dewey in the 1944 United States presidential election.[5]



  1. ^ a b c New York Times 1969.
  2. ^ a b Atlanta Constitution 1969.
  3. ^ Georgia Tech 2006.
  4. ^ "Y. Frank Freeman". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Critchlow, Donald T. (2013-10-21). When Hollywood Was Right: How Movie Stars, Studio Moguls, and Big Business Remade American Politics. ISBN 9781107650282.