~Frank Keenan~

Born: April 8, 1958 in Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Died: February 24, 1929 in Hollywood, California, USA
~Albert Witzel Portrait of Frank Keenan~

With a personal autograph for Silent Film Vamp Louise
This sterling actor was born in Dubuque, Iowa, and after completing his elementary education in
that city attended Boston College, Boston. It was old Boston that Mr. Keenan made his first bow to
the public, playing in stock, repertoire and vaudeville. Later he went with Joseph Proctor and the
Boston Museum Company. The screen was first graced with presence in Universal Pictures and later
he was seen in Ince, Pathe and Keenan-Pathe pictures. "Brothers Divided," "The World Aflame,"
"The Defender" and "The False Code" are a few of the many productions in which this player has
been seen. Mr. Keenan is six feet and a half inches high, weighs a hundred and seventy pounds and
has light hair and blue eyes.
~Silent Filmography~

The Gilded Butterfly (1926) .... Jim Haverhill
Camille (1926/II) .... Prince von Lindenstein
... aka The Fate of a Coquette (USA: subtitle)
When the Door Opened (1925) .... Grandfather de Fontenac
East Lynne (1925) .... Chief Justice Hare
My Lady's Lips (1925) .... Forbes Lombard
The Dixie Handicap (1925) .... The Racehorse Owner
Women Who Give (1924) .... Jonathan Swift
Scars of Jealousy (1923) .... Colonel Newland
Brass (1923) .... Frank Church
Hearts Aflame (1923) .... Luke Taylor
Lorna Doone (1922) .... Sir Ensor Doone
Dollar for Dollar (1920) .... Marcus Gard
Smoldering Embers (1920) .... John Conroy
Brothers Divided (1919) .... Tom King/Matthew King
The False Code (1919) .... John Benton
... aka The Trap
The World Aflame (1919) .... Carson Burr
The Master Man (1919) .... Emanuel Blake
Gates of Brass (1919) .... Jim Blake, aka J. Hatfield Blake
The Silver Girl (1919) .... Jefferson Hunter
Todd of the Times (1919) .... Theobold Todd
The Midnight Stage (1919) .... John Lynch/'Bige Rivers
The Bells (1918) .... Mathias
More Trouble (1918) .... Lemuel Deering
Ruler of the Road (1918) .... Simeon Tetlow
Loaded Dice (1918) .... Richard Gordon
National Red Cross Pageant (1917) .... The Secretary - English episode
Public Defender (1917) .... Robert Murdock
The Crab (1917) .... Foster Borrum
The Bride of Hate (1917) .... Dr. Dudley Duprez
... aka Wanted for Murder, or Bride of Hate (USA: reissue title)
The Sin Ye Do (1916) .... Barret Steele
Jim Grimsby's Boy (1916) .... Jim Grimsby
The Thoroughbred (1916/II) .... Major Aislee
Honor Thy Name (1916)
The Phantom (1916) .... 'Phantom' Farrell
The Stepping Stone (1916) .... Elihu Knowland
The Despoiler (1915) .... The Emir
... aka The Awakening (USA: reissue title)
... aka The Despoilers (USA: review title)
... aka War's Women (USA: copyright title)
The Long Chance (1915) .... Harley P. Hennage
The Coward (1915/I) .... Col. Jefferson Beverly Winslow
Desert Thieves (1914)
Love vs Duty (1914)
The Bells of Austi (1914)
The Hunchback (1909)
The Fisherman; Or, Men Must Work and Women Must Weep (1909)
... aka The Fisherman (USA: short title)
Judge Not That Ye Be Not Judged (1909)


Dollar for Dollar (1920)
Smoldering Embers (1920)
Brothers Divided (1919)
The Silver Girl (1919)


Brothers Divided (1919) (producer)


The World Aflame (1919) (screenplay) (story)


Gates of Brass (1919) (supervisor)