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Frankie Lee
Frankie Lee, child silent film actor (SAYRE 5460).jpg
Lee in 1923
Born(1911-12-31)December 31, 1911
DiedJuly 29, 1970(1970-07-29) (aged 58)
Cause of deathGunshot wound injuries
Years active1916–1925

Frankie Lee (December 31, 1911 – July 29, 1970), was an American child actor. He appeared in 56 films between 1916 and 1925. Best remembered in the 1919 film The Miracle Man, he was the little boy on crutches healed by the phony faith healer just after Lon Chaney.

He is the older brother of child actor Davey Lee.

He was born in Gunnison, Colorado, United States.


On July 29, 1970, Lee was shot in the head four times while he was asleep in his studio apartment in Los Angeles, California, 5 months before his 59th birthday.

Partial filmography

Pauline Frederick, Frankie Lee, and Percy Standing in Bonds of Love (1919).
Pauline Frederick, Frankie Lee, and Percy Standing in Bonds of Love (1919).


  • Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, pp. 53–54.
  • Katchmer, George A. A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses, McFarland, 2002, p. 204.

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