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Finding Aid for the Frank Baker papers, ca. 1928-1934
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Frank Baker was an Australian actor and stuntman in Hollywood whose career spanned from 1912 to 1970. This collection consists of ink drawings, color paintings and notes of costumes and locations he made for the films The Bushranger (1928, directed by Chester Withey) and The Lost Patrol (1934, directed by John Ford).
Frank Baker was an Australian actor and stuntman in Hollywood whose career spanned from 1912 to 1970. He was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1892 and was the brother of Snowy Baker, a well-known silent film star and boxing promoter in Australia. Both men eventually settled in Hollywood in the 1920s. Over his career Frank appeared in 18 John Ford films and was considered a member of the "John Ford stock company," a group of actors who regularly worked with Ford. During the Depression Baker sent checks to 22 families on a weekly basis for Ford who wanted to remain an anonymous donor. Baker appeared in bit parts in about 100 films over his long career including Of Human Bondage (1934), The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935), Stagecoach (1939), That Forsyte Woman (1949), The Quiet Man (1952) and My Fair Lady (1964). He passed away at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California in 1980.
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