Frank Conroy
Frank Conroy with child actor Peter Holden On Borrowed Time (June 1938)
Frank Parrish Conroy

(1890-10-14)14 October 1890
Died24 February 1964(1964-02-24) (aged 73)
Years active1912–1961
SpouseHelen Robbins[citation needed]

Frank Parish Conroy (14 October 1890 – 24 February 1964)[1] was a British film and stage actor who appeared in many films, notably Grand Hotel (1932), The Little Minister (1934) and The Ox-Bow Incident (1943).


Born in Derby, England,[2] Conroy began acting on stage in 1908.[3] He acted in Shakespearean plays in England from 1910 until he came to the United States in 1915. He was responsible for building the Greenwich Village Theatre which opened in 1917, and he directed productions of the repertory theater there for three years.[2]

He appeared in more than 40 Broadway plays, beginning with The Passing Show of 1913 (1913) and ending with Calculated Risk (1962).[4] He won a Tony Award for best supporting actor for his performance in Graham Greene's The Potting Shed (1957).[2]

Conroy's work on television included appearances on Kraft Theater and The Play of the Week.[2]

Personal life and death

Conroy had a wife, Ruth, and a son, Richard.[2] He died of heart disease in Paramus, New Jersey, at age 73.[1]

Select Broadway credits

Partial filmography


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  2. ^ a b c d e "Frank Conroy, Actor, Dies at 73; Portrayed 'Potting Shed' Priest". The New York Times. 25 February 1964. p. 31. ProQuest 115686605. Retrieved 13 March 2021 – via ProQuest.
  3. ^ "Frank Conroy back in 'Compulsion' cast". The New York Times. 13 January 1958. p. 25. ProQuest 114400292. Retrieved 13 March 2021 – via ProQuest.
  4. ^ "Frank Conroy". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 13 March 2021. Retrieved 13 March 2021.