Samuel Theodore METZ Simon C. FRANK Eleanor METZ Frances P. ROSENLICHT Mini tree diagram
Shirley Frank

Shirley Frank

Shirley METZ

also known as Shirley Metz FRANK2

28th May 1914 - 15th Jun 20062,1

Life History

28th May 1914

Born in NY, USA


Married Simon C. FRANK in NY, NY, NY, USA.2,3

3rd May 1968

Death of Simon C. FRANK in St. Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Hort Hills Rd, Livingston, Essex, NJ, USA.1

15th Jun 2006

Died in Fort Lee, Bergen, NJ, USA.2,1

Other facts


Social Security number 093-05-4129.1


  • Shirley  graduated from Syracuse University and worked in the General Promotion department of the National Broadcasting Company from
    1939 through 1941. As a guide, she conducted some of America's first
    television behind-the-scenes tours, demonstrating and describing the art and science of early TV, then known as sound broadcasting. She specialized in
    describing how sound effects are created, how scores of stations from coast to cost are hooked up with split second accuracy and how studios go on and off the air.

    In 1942, she joined the Publicity Department of the National Concert and Artists Corporation, working under the direction of Philip Kerby. At NCAC,
    she provided promotion, advertising and publicity for artists and entertainers trying to break into the entertainment field. Among her clients
    was Sol Hurok, whose attractions were booked exclusively by NCAC at the

    After World War II, Shirley and her husband, Simon, moved to Kearny, where she helped him run his medical practice. In addition to writing and directing plays and musicals for community groups, she created an organization called Promteens, where local youth gathered on weekends and danced to the tunes of the 1950's.

    After her husband's death in 1968, she continued volunteer work with Channel
    13, the Audubon Society, the AAUW and other non-profit organizations. She
    was an avid traveler, visiting over 50 countries world-wide, including a
    rafting trip to Costa Rica when she was 88. At age 90, she won the Sigma Chi Parent Weekend Dance Contest at Cornell University with her grandson.2


  • 1. Social Security Death Index, Url:
  • 2. The Observer, Url:, Item Info: Obituary
    • West Hudson County, NJ, 28 Jun 2006
  • 3. New York City Marriage License Index, 1907-1995, Url:
    • License No. 30052

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