Don Francks

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Birthday
28, 1932
Birthplace
Burnaby, Canada
Death Date
Apr 3, 2016 (84)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
28, 1932
Birthplace
Burnaby, Canada
Death Date
Apr 3, 2016 (84)

About

Canadian jazz musician and actor who starred in the 1968 version of Finian's Rainbow. He won ACTRA Awards for Best Dramatic Performance for his roles in the 1980 film, Drying Up The Streets, and the 1981 film, The Phoenix Team.

Before Fame

Before moving to Hollywood, he performed in vaudeville.

Trivia

He was a noted peace activist, and supported Tibet's independence.

Family Life

He married Lili Francks. His daughter Cree Summer and his son Rainbow Sun Francks became actors. He also had two additional sons named Trane and Tyler.

Associated With

He co-starred with Fred Astaire in the 1968 musical Finian's Rainbow.