Leo Aug 04, 1904 Boston Actor, Director, Producer and Writer
Frank Ross was a film producer, writer, and actor.
A graduate of Princeton University, Ross began acting in 1929's The Saturday Night Kid, starring Clara Bow and Jean Arthur, whom he married in 1932. He only appeared in two more films. He began working behind the screen at Hal Roach Studios. His first producing credit was for the 1939 version of Of Mice and Men. Other notable productions include the comedies The Devil and Miss Jones and The More the Merrier, both starring his wife, and Biblical epics The Robe and Demetrius and the Gladiators.
Ross and Jean Arthur divorced in 1949. The following year, he married another actress, Joan Caulfield. She had large roles in two Ross-produced films, The Lady Says No and The Rains of Ranchipur, and starred in her husband's TV series, the short-lived Sally and the more successful My Favorite Husband. The couple had one son before divorcing in 1960.
On February 8, 1990, Ross died at the age of 85 of complications arising from brain surgery. His two ex-wives would die within 24 hours of one another the following year.