Frank Parrish Conroy
14 October 1890
Derby, Derbyshire, England
|Died||24 February 1964 (aged 73)|
Paramus, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse||Helen Robbins|
Frank Parish Conroy (14 October 1890 – 24 February 1964) 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, Conroy began acting on stage in 1908. 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.
He appeared in more than 40 Broadway plays, beginning with The Passing Show of 1913 (1913) and ending with Calculated Risk (1962). He won a Tony Award for best supporting actor for his performance in Graham Greene's The Potting Shed (1957).
Conroy's work on television included appearances on Kraft Theater and The Play of the Week.
Conroy had a wife, Ruth, and a son, Richard. He died of heart disease in Paramus, New Jersey, at age 73.