J. Herbert Frank
Frank in Dodging A Million, 1918
|Died||March 7, 1926 (aged 40)|
|Cause of death||Suicide|
J. Herbert Frank (May 12, 1885 – March 7, 1926) was an American actor of the silent era and on stage. He appeared in 52 films between 1914 and 1924. He was sometimes billed as Herbert Frank. Frank was born in Manhattan, New York City.
On Broadway, he performed in ""Don Juan (1921) and La Belle Paree / Bow-Sing / Tortajada (1911).
He died on March 7, 1926 in Los Angeles, California by committing suicide in his apartment using chloroform and gas. According to the Oakland Tribune, Frank was involved in narcotic investigations surrounding the death of Wallace Reid, and killed himself to avoid charges.
In 1922, in response to allegations, Frank denied knowing Wallace Reid. 
- The Battle of Frenchman's Run (1915)
- Destruction (1915)
- The Moonshiners (1916)
- The Crucial Test (1916)
- Ashes of Embers (1916)
- Darkest Russia (1917)
- The Iron Ring (1917)
- The End of the Tour (1917)
- The Secret of the Storm Country (1917)
- The Brand of Satan (1917)
- Scandal (1917) as Sutherland Yorke
- Dodging a Million (1918)
- Good-Bye, Bill (1918)
- The Sheriff's Oath (1920)
- April Folly (1920)
- The Silver Lining (1921)
- Winners of the West (1921)
- Nobody (1921)
- In the Days of Buffalo Bill (1922) as Abraham Lincoln
- Up and at 'Em (1922)
- Jazzmania (1923)
- Your Friend and Mine (1923)
- "J. Herbert Frank". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on September 4, 2019. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
- "Film Actor Kills Self to Dodge Trial". Oakland Tribune. March 11, 1926. p. 1.
Scheduled to appear in a Pasadena court today on a disturbance charge, J. Herbert Frank, film actor, committed suicide in his apartment here. Frank used chloroform and gas in killing himself. The actor was involved in the narcotic investigations which surrounded the death of Wallace Reid a few years ago
- "Pastors ask drug inquiry". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. December 19, 1922. p. 2. Retrieved September 4, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
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