Lucille Frank Marcus

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Lucille Frank Marcus (Selig)

Birthdate: (69)
Death: April 23, 1957 (69)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Emil Selig and Josephine Loeb Selig
Wife of Leo Max Frank and Alex E Marcus
Mother of Harold Edward Marcus
Sister of Sara Marcus and Rosalind Ursenbach

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About Lucille Frank Marcus

Wife of Leo Frank, the only Jewish man ever to be hanged for criminal punishment in the United States. During the infamous Leo Frank case, his wife Lucille became a national figure when he went on trial for the murder of Mary Phagan in Atlanta in 1913. After his conviction, his wife lead a campaign to save him from execution. Historians believe that much of her work lead to Governor Slaton commuting Leo's sentence from death to life in prison. (However, a mob broke him out of prison and lynched him.) Even at the time of her death in 1957, the Frank case was still an emotional issue in Georgia, and a proper funeral could not be held for her. Forty-five years after her death, it was revealed that in the early 1960s, family members quietly took her ashes to Oakland cemetery and buried them at her parents' gravesite. The Broadway play "Parade" is based on the relationship between Leo and Lucille. She was portrayed by Rebecca Miller in the movie "The Murder of Mary Phagan." (bio by: Evening Blues)

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Lucille Frank Marcus's Timeline

February 1888
June 14, 1904
Age 16
Atlanta, Fulton, GA, United States
April 23, 1957
Age 69