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Frank Hagney: From The Hawkesbury to Hollywood

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So much to little time to see it all.
The extraordinary story of Australia's forgotten actor
Frank Hagney (left) with John Wayne in Ride him Cowboy (1932)

Before Hugh Jackman, before Mel Gibson and even before Errol Flynn, there was Frank Hagney, Australia's most prolific and arguably the hardest working actor in Hollywood.

But there is far more to Frank Hagney than just being a Hollywood actor. From boy soldier in the Boer War to winner of the Marathon Rowing World Championship at the age of 44, the life and times of Frank Hagney is a Boys' Own adventure that is so far fetched that it couldn't be true. Except, that it is, all true.

Born in Sydney in 1884, Frank attended school in Richmond, where his mother ran a boarding house next to the Royal Hotel, later moving to Liverpool. By 1919 he had found his way to Hollywood, where he was cast in more than 400 films and TV serials in a 50-year career.

Come on down and hear more about the extraordinary life of this fascinating character at this special presentation. It will feature many excerpts of Frank's forgotten Hollywood roles in films such as It's a Wonderful Life, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Ride Him Cowboy, and the TV serial, Daniel Boone.

Refreshments provided.

Cost $5.00

Book through Eventbrite.

Frank Hagney in It's a Wonderful Life
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Why? The greatest story never told!
When: Saturday, 27 May 2017 & 2:00 PM
Phone: 4560 4655
Where: Hawkesbury Regional Museum
Cost: $5.00
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