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Also Known As: Sir Donald Wolfit Died: February 17, 1968
Born: April 20, 1902 Cause of Death: heart ailment
Birth Place: Newark-on-Trent, England, GB Profession: actor

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Actor Frank Wolff was known for his roles on the silver screen. Wolff started off his acting career mostly in film roles, appearing in the Michael Forest horror feature "Beast From Haunted Cave" (1959), the Audie Murphy western "The Wild and the Innocent" (1959) and the Susan Cabot horror movie "The Wasp Woman" (1960). He also appeared in "Atlas" (1961) and "Salvatore Giuliano" (1962). He worked in series television while getting his start in acting, including a part on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964). He kept working in film throughout the sixties, starring in "The Four Days of Naples" (1962), "America, America" (1963) and the comedic adaptation "Situation Hopeless - But Not Serious" (1965) with Alec Guinness. He also appeared in the drama "Judith" (1966) with Sophia Loren, the comedy "Anyone Can Play" (1968) with Ursula Andress and the drama "The Libertine" (1968) with Catherine Spaak. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the action picture "Villa Rides" (1968) with Yul Brynner, the western "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1969) with Henry Fonda and the Massimo Ranieri drama "Metello" (1970). He also appeared in "The Lickerish Quartet" (1970) and "Cold Eyes of...

Actor Frank Wolff was known for his roles on the silver screen. Wolff started off his acting career mostly in film roles, appearing in the Michael Forest horror feature "Beast From Haunted Cave" (1959), the Audie Murphy western "The Wild and the Innocent" (1959) and the Susan Cabot horror movie "The Wasp Woman" (1960). He also appeared in "Atlas" (1961) and "Salvatore Giuliano" (1962). He worked in series television while getting his start in acting, including a part on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964). He kept working in film throughout the sixties, starring in "The Four Days of Naples" (1962), "America, America" (1963) and the comedic adaptation "Situation Hopeless - But Not Serious" (1965) with Alec Guinness. He also appeared in the drama "Judith" (1966) with Sophia Loren, the comedy "Anyone Can Play" (1968) with Ursula Andress and the drama "The Libertine" (1968) with Catherine Spaak. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the action picture "Villa Rides" (1968) with Yul Brynner, the western "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1969) with Henry Fonda and the Massimo Ranieri drama "Metello" (1970). He also appeared in "The Lickerish Quartet" (1970) and "Cold Eyes of Fear" (1971). Wolff also contributed music to "Die Reise Nach Lyon" (1980) with Rebecca Pauly. Wolff more recently appeared on "Martin Niemoller" (1985).

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) "Macbeth"
3.
 90 Degrees in the Shade (1966) Bazant
4.
 Life at the Top (1965) Abe Brown
5.
6.
 Becket (1964) Gilbert Folliot, Bishop of London
7.
 Dr. Crippen (1964) R. D. Muir
8.
 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) General Murray
9.
 Portrait of a Sinner (1961) Lord Drewell
10.
 The Mark (1961) Mr. Clive
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1920:
Stage acting debut
1957:
Knighted

Notes

Knighted in 1957.

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wife:
Rosalind Iden-Payne. Actor. Third wife; survived him.

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"First Interval"

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