Sunday, 30 September 2018

Frances Upton

Born: 15 April 1904, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 27 November 1975, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Frances Upton was an actress and comedienne who acted almost exclusively on the stage and appeared on Broadway in the 1920s and 1930s including having featured roles in 'Ziegfeld Follies of 1928' and 'Whoopee' co-starring Eddie Cantor. In 1931 she starred in one of the very first experimental television broadcasts in New York City, appearing with Gertrude lawrence, Lionel Atwill and boxer Primo Carnera.

In films she was only seen in one feature, 'Night Work (1930)' starring Eddie Quillan. Frances Upton retired from performing in 1933 when she married.

Night Work (1930) as Aggie


  1. She is very good in Night Work, doing some difficult physical comedy. It's a shame she didn't perform in more films.

    1. Although the style of comedy is a bit dated, she is the highlight of this film.