Actor Richard Edward Frank, who played put-upon assistant Jules Bennet in the ABC TV sitcom “Anything But Love,” died Sept. 3 of complications from AIDS in Los Angeles. He was 42.
Born in Boston, Frank graduated from the U. of Michigan in 1974 and from the Juilliard School of Drama four years later.
He won a Drama Critics Award for his performance as Molina in the stage production of “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and in the 1984 film “Amadeus,” he played Salieri’s father confessor. In New York, he starred in Liviu Ciulei’s production of “Spring Awakening” and played Horatio to Kevin Kline’s “Hamlet.”
Earlier this year, he appeared in “The Misanthrope,” and in the LA. production and first national tour of Wendy Wasserstein’s “The Sisters Rosensweig.”
Frank also wrote two books, “The ‘ R’ Coloring Book” and “The Struggling Actor’s Coloring Book” (Nos. 1,2 &3).
Frank, who will be buried in Massachusetts, is survived by his parents and a sister.
A memorial will be held Sept. 17 at Frank’s home in Los Angeles.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in his memory to the Salk Institute, c/o Ann Mound, P.O. Box 85800, San Diego, 92186-5800.