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Daniel Frohman

Theatrical producer

Daniel Frohman

August 22, 1851 (
Sandusky, Ohio

American theatrical producer and early film producer

December 26, 1940, New York City, New York, United States

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Daniel Frohman (August 22, 1851 – December 26, 1940) was an American theatrical producer and manager, and an early film producer.


Frohman was born to a Jewish family in Sandusky, Ohio. In his younger days he worked as a clerk at the New York Tribune, and while there witnessed the fatal shooting of the reporter Albert Deane Richardson by Daniel McFarland on November 25, 1869, and was a witness at McFarland's murder trial.

With his brothers Charles and Gustave Frohman, he helped to develop a system of road companies that would tour the nation while the show also played in New York City. The three brothers worked together at the Madison Square Theatre in the early 1880s. Daniel was the producer-manager of the old and new Lyceum Theatres and the Lyceum stock company from 1886 to 1909. During this period he launched careers for such actors as E. H. Sothern, Henry Miller, William Faversham, Maude Adams, Richard Mansfield and James Keteltas Hackett.

Daniel Frohman was at one time, 1903–1909, married to Broadway actress Margaret Illington. Illington later married Major Edward Bowes.

Frohman became involved in the motion picture business as a partner and producer with Adolph Zukor in the Famous Players Film Company. He worked from offices on West 26th Street in New York City; between 1913 and 1917 he was part of the production of more than seventy films.

On his death in 1940, Frohman was buried in the Union Field Cemetery in Queens, near his brother Charles, who had died in 1915 in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.


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