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Fred Stone

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b. 19 August 1873, Valmont, Colorado, USA, d. 6 March 1959, Hollywood, California, USA. While still a kid Stone became a member of the circus, after that played in medication displays with minstrel troupes, and worked well in all types of theatres. He actually crossed the Atlantic Sea to surface in English music halls. He created a music and dance work constructed around his limber and comedic abilities. In 1894 he teamed up with David Montgomery and quickly their music and dance dual act was producing nationwide trips of Keith circuit vaudeville theatres. For several years these were headliners before showing up on Broadway in THE LADY From Up There (1901), a display they then performed in London the next year. It had been in 1903 that Montgomery and Rock had their biggest success. This is within the Broadway creation from the Wizard Of Oz where Montgomery performed The Tin Guy while Rock was The Scarecrow. Following a very long Broadway operate, the display toured extensively. Additional hit Broadway displays where they appeared are the Crimson Mill (1906), where the duo sang Victor Herbert’s ‘The Roads Of New York’, The Aged Town (1909), THE GIRL FROM THE Slipper (1912) and Chin-Chin (1914). Montgomery and Rock retained their position among the nation’s best & most well-known melody and dance dual serves until Montgomery’s unexpected loss of life in 1917, and Rock embarked upon a single career. He had taken the title function in Jack port O’ Lantern (1917) and is at Tip Best (1920). He produced some silent movies like the Goat (1918), BENEATH THE Top, Johnny MAKE YOUR Weapon (both 1919), Duke Of Chimney Butte (1921), Billy Jim (1922) and Broadway AT NIGHT (1924). Accidents received within a airplane crash in 1928 triggered him to reject a few of his even more severe acrobatic dance routines. He continuing to surface in movies, playing in Alice Adams (1935), because the dad of Katharine Hepburn’s business lead character, The Path FROM THE Lonesome Pine, My American Wife (both 1936), Lifestyle Begins In University (1937) as well as the Westerner (1940). He also made an appearance in the theater into the middle-40s, showing up on Broadway within a 1945 revival of You Can’t Consider It With You. His daughters, Dorothy, Carol and Paula, all became stars.

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Full Name Fred Stone
Died March 6, 1959, North Hollywood, California, United States
Profession Actor, Film producer
Nationality American
Spouse Allene Crater
Children Paula Stone, Carol Stone, Dorothy Stone
Music Groups Duke Eillington and His Orchestra
Movies Alice Adams, The Westerner, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, The Farmer in the Dell, Quick Money, My American Wife, Life Begins in College, Hideaway, The Goat, Under the Top, Johnny Get Your Gun, No Place to Go, Grand Jury, Konga, the Wild Stallion


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1 Brother-in-law of author Rex Beach.
2 The black box theater on the Rollins College campus in Winter Park, Florida, is named for him. It is an "experimental" theater which features shows completely put on by the students.
3 Uncle of Gunsmoke (1955) actor Milburn Stone ("Doc" Adams).
4 Father of actress Carol Stone
5 A very close friend of both humorist Will Rogers and C.B. Irwin, of the C.B. Irwin Circus and Racing Stable fame. Fred served as an honorary pallbearer for Irwin. Fred and Rogers would sometimes appear on the same vaudeville bill and shared a mutual love of steer roping, polo, flying and even bulldogging. One of Will's children was named Fred Stone Rogers.
6 Became famous as the Scarecrow in the 1902-1911 stage production of The Wizard of Oz, paired with David Craig Montgomery who played the Tin Woodsman. His performance inspired Ray Bolger, who based his performance on Stone's incredible physical performances.
7 Father of Paula Stone
8 Father of actress Dorothy Stone.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Destiny: Or, The Soul of a Woman 1915 Parishioner
The Westerner 1940 Caliphet Mathews
No Place to Go 1939 Andrew Plummer
Konga, the Wild Stallion 1939 Yance Calhoun
Quick Money 1937 Mayor Jonas Tompkins
Life Begins at College 1937 Coach Tim O'Hara
Hideaway 1937 Frankie Peterson
My American Wife 1936 Lafe Cantillon
Grand Jury 1936 Commodore George Taylor
The Farmer in the Dell 1936 Ernest 'Pa' Boyer
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine 1936 Judd Tolliver
Alice Adams 1935 Virgil Adams
Shave It with Music 1932 Short
Billy Jim 1922 Billy Jim
The Duke of Chimney Butte 1921 Jeremeah Lambert
Johnny Get Your Gun 1919 Johnny Wiggins
Under the Top 1919 Jimmie Jones
The Goat 1918 Chuck McCarthy

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Duke of Chimney Butte 1921 producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 7 1937 Documentary short Himself
By Hook or Crook 1925 Documentary short Himself - Actor
Broadway After Dark 1924 Himself, Cameo Appearance
Dancing Boxing Match, Montgomery and Stone 1907 Short Himself
Goodbye John: Montgomery and Stone 1907 Short Himself
The Dutch Kiddies: Montgomery and Stone 1907 Short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinema Circus 1937 Short Fred Stone

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 1634 Vine Street.


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