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Frank Buck

American hunter, animal collector, actor and author

1884   -   1950

country of citizenship: United States of America
occupation: actor, film director, writer, circus performer, radio personality, children's writer

Frank Howard Buck (March 17, 1884 – March 25, 1950) was an American hunter, animal collector, and author, as well as a film actor, director, and producer. Beginning in the 1910s he made many expeditions into Asia for the purpose of hunting and collecting exotic animals, bringing over 100,000 live specimens back to the United States and elsewhere for zoos and circuses and earning a reputation as an adventurer. He co-authored seven books chronicling or based on his expeditions, beginning with 1930's Bring 'Em Back Alive, which became a bestseller. Between 1932 and 1943 he starred in seven adventure films based on his exploits, most of which featured staged "fights to the death" with various wild beasts. He was also briefly a director of the San Diego Zoo, displayed wild animals at the 1933–34 Century of Progress exhibition and 1939 New York World's Fair, toured with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and co-authored an autobiography, 1941's All in a Lifetime. The Frank Buck Zoo in Buck's hometown of Gainesville, Texas is named after him.
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works

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All In A Lifetime

book by Frank Buck

author: Frank Buck, Ferrin Fraser

1941

Animals Are Like That

book by Frank Buck

author: Frank Buck, Carol Weld

1939

Bring 'Em Back Alive

book by Frank Buck

author: Frank Buck, Edward Anthony

1930

Fang and Claw

book by Frank Buck

author: Frank Buck, Ferrin Fraser

1935

Jungle Animals

book by Frank Buck

author: Frank Buck, Ferrin Fraser

1945

On Jungle Trails

book by Frank Buck

author: Frank Buck, Ferrin Fraser

1936

Wild Cargo

book by Frank Buck

author: Frank Buck, Edward Anthony

1932

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