Frank Leigh

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Frank Leigh
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Still with Frank Leigh at right in The Usurper (1919)
Born18 April 1876
Died9 May 1948
OccupationActor
Years active1917–1947 (film)

Frank Leigh (18 April 1876 – 9 May 1948) was a British stage and film actor. [1]

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Biography

Born in London in 1876, Leigh settled in Hollywood and became a leading man during the silent era. Following the introduction of sound, his roles were much less significant. By the late 1930s all his screen appearances were uncredited. He died in Los Angeles in 1948.

Hollywood Neighborhood of Los Angeles in California, United States

Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California, notable as the home of the U.S. film industry, including several of its historic studios. Its name has come to be a shorthand reference for the industry and the people associated with it.

Leading man male lead in a film or play

A leading man is the actor who is the protagonist or plays a love interest to the leading actress in a film or play. A leading man is sometimes an all-rounder; capable of singing, dancing, and acting at a professional level.

Sound film motion picture with synchronized sound

A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film. The first known public exhibition of projected sound films took place in Paris in 1900, but decades passed before sound motion pictures were made commercially practical. Reliable synchronization was difficult to achieve with the early sound-on-disc systems, and amplification and recording quality were also inadequate. Innovations in sound-on-film led to the first commercial screening of short motion pictures using the technology, which took place in 1923.

Selected filmography

On Dangerous Ground is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Robert Thornby and starring Carlyle Blackwell and Gail Kane. It was distributed by the World Film Company.

<i>Lifes Whirlpool</i> 1917 film by Lionel Barrymore

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<i>Stolen Orders</i> 1918 film directed by Harley Knoles

Stolen Orders is a lost 1918 silent propaganda film directed by Harley Knoles and starring Kitty Gordon and Montagu Love.

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References

  1. Goble p. 232

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