Frank Jay Gould

Frank Jay Gould

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Frank Jay Gould (December 4, 1877 – April 1, 1956) was a philanthropist and the son of financier Jay Gould.

Early years

He was born on December 4, 1877 to Jay Gould (1836–1892) and Helen Day Miller (1838–1889). Frank Jay was the owner of a string of French Riviera casinos and hotels, which he leased to a French syndicate. Other Gould properties in France, including his paper mill, chocolate factory and the spa Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, remain under the managership of Frank Jay's parent corporation Holding des Palaces et Casinos.

He invited Charlie Chaplin to Juan-les-Pins and hosted him there.My Autobiography (1964) - Charlie Chaplin, page 355


On December 1, 1901 he married Helen Margaret Kelly and had twin daughters, Helen Gould and Dorothy Gould (1904–1969). They divorced in 1908. The Wichita Daily Times, Wichita Falls, Texas, wrote: "Frank Jay Gould and his wife who was Helen Margaret Kelly have separated and it is said Mrs. Gould has brought action looking for a legal separation. Jealousy on the part of Mr. Gould, due, it is said, to the homage paid Mrs. Gould, who is a beautiful woman, by other men."

Gould's second wife was Edith Kelly, whom he married in 1910. Edith was the sister of Hetty Kelly, who was Charlie Chaplin's first true love.*My Autobiography (1964) - Charlie Chaplin, pages 116 and 137 Gould's third wife was...
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