Frances Ring

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Born(1882-07-04)July 4, 1882
Boston, USA
DiedJanuary 15, 1951(1951-01-15) (aged 68)
Los Angeles, USA
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Spouse(s)Thomas Meighan
  • James H. Ring, Jr. (father)
  • Williamina Ross Ring (mother)
  • James H. Ring (grandfather)
  • Cyril Ring (brother)
  • Julie Ring (sister)
  • Julie Ring (sister)
  • Grace Ring (sister)

Frances Ring (July 4, 1882-January 15, 1951) was an actress and the younger sister of Blanche Ring and Julie Ring who were collectively known as the Ring Sisters.[1] Frances made her debut in Julia Marlowe's Company and performed in Vaudeville with her sister Blanche.[2] She was a granddaughter of the well-known Boston actor James H. Ring of the Boston Museum Stock Company. She was the daughter of James H. Ring, Jr. and Williamina Ross Ring and was born in Boston.[3] [4]Frances had a younger brother Cyril Ring who was also an actor. Her sister Grace Ring was the only non-actor in the family.

Her Internet Broadway Database Credits start in 1903 with "The Bold Sojer Boy" written by Theodore Burt Sayre and finish seven theatre shows later in 1910 with "Get Rich Quick Wallingford" written by George M. Cohan. [5] [6] In 1905 she starred in "Under Cover" a detective play by Roi Cooper Megrue at the Burbank Theatre in California.Photos from her performance in "Miss Patsy" appear in the American Vaudeville Museum Archive.[7]. She met her future husband, actor Thomas Meighan, in 1907 while performing in George Ade's "The College Widow" in London, England.[8] They married in 1909 and would remain so until Thomas Meighan's death in 1936. Mrs. Frances Ring Meighan died January 15, 1951 in Los Angeles.[9]


  1. "Ring Sisters. Appearing at the Automatic Vaudeville". Chattanooga Star. September 11, 907. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  2. "Ring Sisters On the Stage, Blanche, Julie and Frances". The Boston Globe. May 15, 1904. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  3. "Ring Sisters Father Dies". Los Angeles Evening Express. November 28, 1924. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  4. "Frances Ring In Hometown". The Boston Globe. November 2, 1911. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  5. "Frances Ring". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  6. "This Weeks Playbills". The Washington Herald. September 11, 1910. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  7. Frances, Ring. "Miss Frances Ring in "Miss Patsy"". Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  8. "An Old Theatrical Family". Pittsburgh Daily Post. October 8, 1908. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  9. "Mrs. Thomas Meighan". Chicago Tribune. January 16, 1951. Retrieved 31 October 2020.

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