Awards & Winners

Frank Ross

Date of Birth 04-August-1904
Place of Birth Boston
(Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States of America, Area code 617, Area code 857)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Francis Joseph Ross Jr.
Profession Film Producer, Actor, Screenwriter
Frank Ross was a film producer, writer, and actor. A graduate of Princeton University, Ross began acting in 1929's The Saturday Night Kid, starring Clara Bow and Jean Arthur, whom he married in 1932. He only appeared in two more films. He began working behind the screen at Hal Roach Studios. His first producing credit was for the 1939 version of Of Mice and Men. Other notable productions include the comedies The Devil and Miss Jones and The More the Merrier, both starring his wife, and Biblical epics The Robe and Demetrius and the Gladiators. Ross and Jean Arthur divorced in 1949. The following year, he married another actress, Joan Caulfield. She had large roles in two Ross-produced films, The Lady Says No and The Rains of Ranchipur, and starred in her husband's TV series, the short-lived Sally and the more successful My Favorite Husband. The couple had one son before divorcing in 1960. On February 8, 1990, Ross died at the age of 85 of complications arising from brain surgery. His two ex-wives would die within 24 hours of one another the following year.

Awards by Frank Ross

Check all the awards nominated and won by Frank Ross.


Nominations 1953 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Picture The Robe


Academy Honorary Award
Honored for : The House I Live In, The House I Live In
(tolerance short subject; produced by Frank Ross and Mervyn LeRoy; directed by Mervyn LeRoy; screenplay by Albert Maltz; song The House I Live In, music by Earl Robinson, lyrics by Lewis Allan; starring Frank Sinatra; released by RKO Radio)


Nominations 1943 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Story The More the Merrier
Academy Award for Best Screenplay The More the Merrier