Frances Starr Edit Profile
Educated Albany public schools.
Her parents were Charles Edward Starr and Emma Grant. She had two half sisters. Starr started in plays in 1901 in an Albany stock company, in which Lionel Barrymore and Alison Skipworth were members.
She signed with David Belasco in 1906 and appeared in a small role with David Warfield in The Music Master. In November 1906 she appeared along with another young actress, Jane Cowl, in The Rose of the Rancho. Starr continued to have a string of successes such as The Case of Becky (1912) and Shore Leave (1922).
Several of the plays she starred in were turned into early silent films often by Famous Players-Lasky. She delivered a standout role as the wronged mother in the early talkie about newspaper corruption , her second of only three sound films. Lastly she appeared in with Buddy Rogers and Richard Bennett.
In the 1950s Starr appeared on the Kraft, Omnibus, and Philco programs of early network television. Frances Starr died on June 11, 1973, aged 87.
Married Haskell Coffin, artist, New New York.