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Frank Currier

Personal information
Birth date4 September 1857
Place of birthNorwich, Connecticut,
United States
Date of death22 April 1928(age 70)
Death placeHollywood, California,
United States
Film director

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Frank Currier (4 September 1857 - 22 April 1928) was an American actor and director of the silent era. He appeared in 133 films between 1912 and 1928. He also directed 19 films in 1916. He is memorable as the Roman Admiral who adopts Judah Ben-Hur (Ramon Novarro) as his son after Ben-Hur saves his life during battle at sea in the 1925 film Ben-Hur.

Currier, like Theodore Roberts, Kate Lester, Ida Waterman and William H. Crane to name a few had a long and successful stage career in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. His youth was spent honing his stagecraft. By the time he started appearing in silent films he was in his 50s and middle-aged. Currier, like Roberts, had a distinctive grandfatherly look as he aged and was respected and beloved by film audiences.

He was born in Norwich, Connecticut in 1857 and died in Hollywood, California in 1928.

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