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Bruno Frank (Stuttgart, June 13, 1878 - Beverly Hills, June 20, 1945) was a German author, poet, dramatist, and humanist .

Frank studied law and philosophy in Munich, where he later worked as a dramatist and novelist until the Reichstag fire in 1933. Fearing the new government because of his Jewish heritage, he left Nazi Germany with his wife, Liesl, daughter of famed operetta diva Fritzi Massary. They lived for four years in Austria and England, then in 1937 finally went to the USA, where he was reunited with his friend Thomas Mann and worked for the film industry for the rest of his life. Frank's play Sturm Im Wasserglass was posthumously made into a movie directed by Josef von Baky in 1960. His nephew Anthony M. Frank became United States Postmaster General in 1988.

On his passing in 1945, Bruno Frank was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.


His works include:

  • novel The Days of the King (1924)
  • novel Trenck (1924)
  • play Twelve Thousand (1927)
  • comic play Storm Over Patsy (1930)
  • historical novel A Man Called Cervantes (1934)

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