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Frank Craven

Frank Craven (August 24, 1875 – September 1, 1945) was an American stage and film actor, playwright, and screenwriter, best known for originating the role of the Stage Manager in Thornton Wilder's Our Town.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 24th, 1881 (Boston), Died September 1st, 1945 (Beverly Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, speaker


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-24139 12-in. 5/20/1920 Gems from The night boat Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30627 10-in. 8/11/1924 Pigs Frank Craven Recitation, with imitations speaker  
Victor [Trial 1932-06-16-01] Not documented 6/16/1932 Pridget sketch Frank Craven Company of Seven Dramatic scene speaker  
Columbia 3317 10-in. ca. 1905-Jan. 1906 Mah pretty Chloe from Tennessee Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78744 10-in. 10/20/1919 It's a small world after all Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7141 10-in. 2/2/1920 It's a small world after all Frederick J. Wheeler Male vocal solo,with orchestra lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Craven, Frank," accessed July 31, 2021,

Craven, Frank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from

"Craven, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 31 July 2021.

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