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Franchot Tone
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    (February 27, 1905-September 18, 1968)
    Birth name was Stanislaus Pascal Franchot Tone
    Appeared in the films ‘Dancing Lady' (1933), ‘Bombshell' (1933), ‘The Lives of a Bengal Lancer' (1935), ‘Dangerous' (1935), ‘Mutiny on the Bounty' (1935), ‘Three Comrades' (1938), ‘Phantom Lady' (1944), ‘Without Honor' (1949), ‘Uncle Vanya' (1957) and ‘Advise and Consent' (1962)
    Portrayed Dr. Daniel Friedman in ‘Ben Casey' (1965-66)
    Married to Joan Crawford (1935-39)
    The legendary Joan Crawford-Bette Davis feud reportedly started when he had an affair with Davis while engaged to Crawford.
    After a promising start, he began to be typecast in the 1940s as a wealthy playboy.
    Third wife Barbara Payton walked out on him after 53 days of marriage (1951).
    During the divorce proceedings, he had private detectives photograph Payton having sex with other men, then sent the photos to the major studios to ruin her career.
    He chain smoked.
    He was president of the Dramatic Club at Cornell University.
    His Best Actor nomination for a smaller but showy part in ‘Mutiny on the Bounty' (1935) inspired the creation of the Best Supporting Actor and Actress Academy Awards.
    As Vice-President of the Screen Actors Guild, he was instrumental in negotiating recognition of the union by the major studios (1937).
    As a film producer, he hired people who had been blacklisted, paying them in cash.

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