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Also Known As: Frances Dean Died: January 17, 2000
Born: October 22, 1908 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, dancer

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Affairs of Martha (1942) Sylvia Norwood
2.
 I Take This Woman (1940) Lola Estermont
3.
 It's a Wonderful World (1939) Vivian Tarbell
4.
 There's Always a Woman (1938) Anne Calhoun
5.
 The Lone Wolf in Paris (1938) Princess Thania
6.
 She Married an Artist (1937) Sally Dennis
7.
 Love Under Fire (1937) Pamela Beaumont
8.
 Midnight Taxi (1937) Gilda Lee
9.
 And Sudden Death (1936) Betty Winslow
10.
 Florida Special (1936) Marina Stafford
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Began career in London as a dancer in nightclubs
1933:
First role on London stage; billed as Frances Dean
1933:
British film acting debut; billed as Frances Dean
1934:
First Hollywood film role, "Bolero"
1935:
Co-starred with Charles Laughton in "Les Miserables"
1935:
Had arguably best screen role in "Mad Love", opposite Peter Lorre
1936:
Cast as Boris Karloff's wife in "The Invisible Ray"
1942:
Final film, "The Affairs of Martha"
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husband:
Cecil John Howard. Son of Earl of Suffolk; married c. 1939 until his death in 1985.
husband:
David Brown. Married from 1992 until her death.

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TLS ( 2006-05-08 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

Educated in England and Canada, Drake first appeared on the stage in England in 1933 and made her film debut in 1934 after moving to Hollywood that same year. She played several imperiled heroines in melodramas and appeared in films with the likes of Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff. During the 1970s and 80s, she became a favorite subject of film historians. Drake died from natural causes.

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