Mark Frechette
American actor
Mark Frechette
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.
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Shakeout Tuesday - The Free Lance-Star
Google News - over 5 years
Tommy Norment, a relative moderate and solon since 1992, walloped Tea Partyer Mark Frechette. Mr. Norment has no Democratic opponent, one of the blessings of political gerrymandering. Meanwhile, Dick Black eked out a win in a three-man race in Senate
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Norment beats Frechette in 3rd Senate District - Daily Press
Google News - over 5 years
Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment turned back self-described Tea Party candidate Mark Frechette. With all precincts reporting unofficial results show Norment winning with 72.52 percent of the vote, beating Frechette 11225 to 4253. Norment, of Williamsburg
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Editorial: Your vote counts - Daily Press
Google News - over 5 years
In the State Senate's 3rd District, Senate Minority Leader Tommy Norment (R) is being challenged by political newcomer Mark Frechette (R). The newly configured 3rd District runs from New Kent County to northwest Newport News, and takes in James City,
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Experience an issue in 3rd Senate District primary - Daily Press
Google News - over 5 years
This year's Republican primary in the 3rd Senate District pits self-financed, political newcomer and self-described Tea Party candidate Mark Frechette against incumbent Senate Minority Leader Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment, who has one of the largest
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A lonely outpost in the 3rd District - The Virginian-Pilot
Google News - over 5 years
Tommy Norment and challenger Mark Frechette. If that sounds crazy to you, you're not alone. Proctor thinks so, too. But even if he told county officials in advance that he wasn't going to show, the poll at Mount Nebo Baptist Church would still have to
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Q&A with Mark Frechette - Virginia Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Mark Frechette is running for senator in the 3rd District. He took questions Aug. 10 from The Virginia Gazette. Are you in the race to win it, or to make a point? I'm in it to win, but making a point is not going to hurt. I haven't asked people for
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Campaign Finance Data Shows Some State Candidates Ahead - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
Google News - over 5 years
Top donors from Williamsburg include Michael Chohany, Branscome, Inc., Colin Campbell (head of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) and Henderson Inc. The largest spread in donation dollars collected is between Mark Frechette and incumbent Sen
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When Celebrated Directors Lose The Plot: Interesting Left Turns And Failures ... - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Antonioni's first mistake was hiring two flat unknowns who can't act (Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin) to play revolutionary hippie lovers on the run after a policeman is killed during a student riot (in typical Antonioni fashion, it's unclear whether
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Les meilleurs films du vendredi 8 juillet - Télé Moustique
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Avec Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin. "Mon film est peut-être l'histoire d'une tentative de libération par rapport à la réalité provocatrice de l'Amérique tout entière", dit Antonioni à propos de Zabriskie Point. En effet, à travers ce road movie
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EDITORIAL: Primary collars - Virginia Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Mark Frechette for the 3rd Senate. The candidates may be collared by taxes and spending as the dominant themes (see an excellent essay by David Jarman and Bert Roth). It would be good to hear more nuanced discourse about growth, jobs, education, water,
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The Daily Journal: Coming in the Weekend Edition - Kankakee Daily Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
Mark Frechette, the second longest-serving elected official in Kankakee County, talks about his position as county treasurer. Read Senior Editor Phil Angelo's interview. Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek, who receive lifetime achievement Emmys Sunday,
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Crowd of candidates filing to run in Gloucester and Mathews County elections - Daily Press
Google News - almost 6 years
Tommy Norment, who represents the 3 r d District, is facing a challenge from Tea Party activist Mark Frechette, a retired Army veteran who lives in Hayes. Sheriff Steve Gentry faces a challenge from three candidates. The challengers are: Ted Koehl,
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Suffolk's Quayle decides to retire from state Senate - The Virginian-Pilot
Google News - almost 6 years
Norment, the Senate minority leader, faces a challenge this year from Tea Party candidate Mark Frechette. Quayle said the conservative shift hasn't "necessarily adversely affected" the Senate, but that his personal belief is that governing is best done
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Four-way races highlight elections - Daily Press
Google News - almost 6 years
Tommy Norment, who represents the 3 r d District, is facing a challenge from Gloucester Tea Party activist Mark Frechette, a retired Army veteran who lives in Hayes. In the race for Gloucester County Sheriff, Steve Gentry, who defeated Robin Stanaway
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Va. Sen. Norment replaced as W&M lawyer - The Virginian-Pilot
Google News - almost 6 years
Norment is also associated with the Norfolk-based law firm Kaufman & Canoles. He is running for re-election this fall and faces a tea party challenger, Mark Frechette, in a Republican primary Aug. 23. Norment did not return phone calls Tuesday seeking
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Frechette
    TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Prison officials did not suspect foul play. Friends thought he had been suffering from depression. He was 27 years old. In 2008, Michael Yaroshevsky produced Death Valley Superstar, a film on Frechette.
  • 1973
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details One of the trio, Christopher "Herc" Thien, was killed by police. Frechette and Sheldon T. Bernhard were arrested and pleaded guilty. Frechette was sentenced a term of six to fifteen years in prison. He was confined in the minimum security state prison in Norfolk, Massachusetts. The Hungarian film director Dezso Magyar wrote in the March edition of the Filmkultura magazine: "My first friend was Mark Frechette, protagonist of the film Zabriskie Point. We wanted to make a film, to adapt a part of 'Sin and Punishment' because we felt that America was like a Dostoyevsky-type world. Mark said that he would get the money in Boston. He phoned me every second day and always assured me that he almost had the money. One day he called me and said that he would bring the 5 million dollars the next day. Great! I was watching TV in the evening when it was announced that... Mark Frechette attempted to rob a bank at gunpoint... and was arrested."
  • 1970
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He and Daria were romantically involved for a time after the film and were often referred to as the first counter-culture couple. He tried to recruit her to join the Fort Hill commune without success.
  • 1969
    Age 21
    He also appeared in the November 1969 issue of Vogue (magazine) in a fashion shoot.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details He also notably appeared on the cover of Sight and Sound, the March 1970 and September 1970 covers of Films and Filming alongside several other magazines.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Born in 1947.
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