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Francis "Frank" S. Chanfrau was an actor and theater manager in the mid to late 1800's. He often played "ethnic" parts and was a gifted mimic. His wife, Henrietta Baker Chanfrau, was also a well known actress.

T. Alston Brown described him this way: "Off the stage he was bluff, hearty, and earnest in manner. His method of life was simple. Careful of money, yet generous, exacting yet just, hating all sham, yet sympathizing with misfortune, and imbued with great pride in his profession, he was the best friend of the rank and file on the stage."

Carte de viste courtesy of the Library of Congress
in USA


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