• Franchot Tone was born Stanislaus Pascal Franchot Tone on February 27, 1905 and died from cancer on September 18, 1968.
  • He was a successful star of film, theater, radio, and television work.
  • Franchot was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Byam in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935).
  • Married four times, Franchot's wives included: Joan Crawford, Jean Wallace, Barbara Payton, and Dolores Dorn.
  • With second wife Jean Wallace, Franchot had two sons:Pascal Franchot Tone and Thomas Jefferson Tone.
  • He was investigated and cleared by the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1940, but was still blacklisted in the 1950's.
  • In a 1960s interview, Franchot named Mutiny on the Bounty, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, and Man on the Eiffel Tower as his favorites.
  • Franchot has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is located at 6558 Hollywood Boulevard.
  • He attended The Hill School in Pottstown, PA, and was a 1927 graduate of Cornell University.
  • Franchot's nickname was "Pamp" in school.
  • Here's how to pronounce his name:

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