Mark Frechette

Born Dec 4, 1947

Mark Frechette was an American film actor. He is best known for his lead role in the 1970 film Zabriskie Point, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, in which he was cast despite having no previous acting experience. He appeared in two other films made in Italy, Many Wars Ago and La Grande Scrofa Nera (1971). He tithed his $60,000 earnings from Zabriskie Point and other films to Mel Lyman's commune.… Read More

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1947 Birth Born in 1947.


1969 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Despite the film's being a critical and box office failure, Frechette enjoyed a period of considerable publicity, his face gracing the covers of Look Magazine in November 1969 and Rolling Stone magazine on March 7, 1970. … Read More
1970 23 Years Old He appeared on the Merv Griffin Show alongside Abbie Hoffman when the latter controversially wore the American Flag as a shirt and Frechette got in a fight with another guest, which was later discussed during his appearance on the Dick Cavett Show in April 1970 with his Zabriskie Point co-star Daria Halprin. … Read More
1973 26 Years Old On August 29, 1973, he and two members of the Fort Hill commune attempted to rob the New England Merchant's Bank in the Fort Hill section of Roxbury, a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. … Read More
1975 28 Years Old Frechette died in prison on September 27, 1975, during an apparent weightlifting accident, when a 150-pound barbell fell on his neck and he suffocated. … Read More
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