Frankie Hewitt

 

 

Age: 71

 

Summary: founder of the Ford's Theatre Society in the 1960's who led the revival and restoration of the theatre which "went dark" after Abraham Lincoln assassination in 1865 and had served mostly as a government warehouse, and who had received the National Humanities Medal from President Bush earlier this week.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: June 17, 1931

 

Died: February 28, 2003

 

Location: Kensington, Maryland