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Frances Miller

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Frances Miller
Miller (left) with Gladys Leslie in
The Mating (1918)
OccupationActress
Years active1911–1930
Spouse(s)Larry Grant (m. 1918)

Frances Miller (sometimes credited as Frances Grant or Frances Miller Grant) was an American actress who worked extensively during Hollywood's silent era.[1][2] Like many black actresses of her time, she was often cast in "mammy" roles.[3][4]

Biography

Miller may have been born in Kansas City, Missouri, and she later resided in Manhattan and Atlanta. She began appearing in films around 1911, although she may not have been credited for her earliest appearances.[5] She seems to have retired by the early 1930s.[6][7][8] She married Larry Grant in 1918, and had a son (who also appeared in films) named George Washington.[5][9]

Selected filmography

References

  1. ^ Paietta, Ann C. (January 24, 2015). Saints, Clergy and Other Religious Figures on Film and Television, 1895-2003. McFarland. ISBN 9781476610160.
  2. ^ Munden, Kenneth White; Institute, American Film (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520209695.
  3. ^ "Dancer of Paris Is Colorful But Lacks Caveman". The Daily News. March 30, 1926. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Censorship of Pictures Is Attacked as Dangerous". The El Paso Herald. January 3, 1920. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Out-of-Town Society". The Pittsburgh Courier. October 13, 1928. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "In Walked Mary". The Kansas City Sun. April 24, 1920. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Wesley Jenkins with Big Movie Production". The New York Age. October 28, 1922. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "Film and Stage Stars at Bier of Miss Mansfield". The New York Daily News. December 5, 1923. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "Playhouse Offerings". The Salt Lake Tribune. May 18, 1919. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  10. ^ "Tears Dim Beauty's Eyes". The News-Journal. December 7, 1923. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
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