(February 27, 1905 - September 18, 1968) was an American actor. Born Stanislas Pascal Franchot Tone in Niagara Falls, New York, he was the president of the Dramatic Club at Cornell University. He went to Hollywood in 1932, achieving fame in 1933, when he made seven movies in a single year. In 1935 he starred in Mutiny on the Bounty (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor), The Lives of a Bengal Lancer and Dangerous, opposite Bette Davis
. In the same year, he married Joan Crawford
; they were divorced four years later. He married and divorced three more times.
Tone worked steadily through the 1940s without breaking through as a major star. In the 1950s he moved to television and returned to Broadway, where he had begun his career. He co-starred in the Ben Casey series from 1965 to 1966. He died two years later, in New York City.
Tone has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6558 Hollywood Blvd.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
Franchot Tone Facts
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