Gladys Frazin

Gladys Frazin (June 21, 1900 – March 9, 1939) was an American stage and film actress.[1] She appeared in a mixture of American and British films.

Gladys Frazin
Gladys Frazin - Aug 1923 Shadowland.jpg
From a 1923 magazine
Born(1900-06-21)June 21, 1900
DiedMarch 9, 1939(1939-03-09) (aged 38)
New York City, U.S.
Years active1924-1931 (film)

On Broadway, Frazin played Mimi in The Masked Woman (1922).[2] Also on stage she featured in Edgar Wallace's 1930 West End hit On the Spot.

Frazin was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Frazin. She was married to comedian Monty Banks, her fourth husband, from 1929 to 1932, when they divorced.[3] Her first husband was Leo Lowenstein, and they had s son, Leo Lowenstein Jr.[4]

On March 9, 1939, Frazin committed suicide by jumping out of a window of an apartment in New York City. She was 38.[3]



  1. ^ Munden p.381
  2. ^ "Gladys Frazin". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on October 8, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Actress leaps to death". The New York Times. March 10, 1939. p. 19. ProQuest 102812231. Retrieved January 8, 2021 – via ProQuest.
  4. ^ "Ex-actress plunges to her death". Danville Bee. Virginia, Danville. Associated Press. March 9, 1939. p. 3. Retrieved January 8, 2021 – via


  • Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997.

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