Frances Upton

to get instant updates about 'Frances Upton' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!


All Updates

Frances Upton (April 15, 1904 – November 27, 1975, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a Broadway actress and comedienne. She starred with Eddie Cantor in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1928 and Whoopee!. She also had a featured role in the early talkie Night Work. In 1929, she performed on a network shortwave radio program specially broadcast to Richard Byrd's expedition to the South Pole. In 1931, she starred in one of the first experimental television broadcasts in New York City, appearing with Gertrude Lawrence, Lionel Atwill, and boxer Primo Carnera.

Her father, Francis, was a World War I veteran and decorated New York City detective who apprehended the accomplices of Charles Becker in the 1912 murder of Herman Rosenthal. Her grandfather, William C. Upton, was a noted member of Ireland's Fenian movement of the late 19th century, and wrote a controversial novel, Uncle Pat's Cabin (1882), about life under English rule.

In 1934 she married Philadelphia Eagles owner Bert Bell, later commissioner of the National Football League. They had three children, sons Bert, Jr. and Upton, and daughter Jane.

External links

Read More

No feeds found

Posting your question. Please wait!...

No updates available.
No messages found
Suggested Pages
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from