Legendary actor, Franchot Tone, was born Stanislas Pascal Franchot Tone on Feb 27, 1905 in Niagara Falls, NY. Tone died at the age of 63 on Sep 18, 1968 in New York City, NY and was cremated and his ashes scattered in unknown location.
MINI BIO:Smooth, brown-haired American actor, adept at callow charmers, and too often employed in that mold, or as lounge lizards, or best friends not strong enough to get the girl. When handed unusual assignments he became much more interesting, and did some good character work in his later years. Married/divorced Joan Crawford (1935-1939) and three blonde starlets: Jean Wallace from 1941 to 1948, Barbara Payton from 1951 to 1952, and Dolores Dorn (1935-) from 1956 to 1959. Oscar-nominated in the Best Actor category in Mutiny on the Bounty, Tone might well have won an Academy Award had the category of best supporting actor been brought in a year earlier. Died from lung cancer. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Tone was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1935||Best Actor||Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)||Roger Byam||Nominated|
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
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