A shortened career
Robert Frances in 1955 at age 25
Robert Francis (February 26, 1930 – July 31, 1955)
Robert Charles Francis was an American actor. He appeared in only four Hollywood films, all with military themes before he was killed at age 25 in the crash of a small airplane he was piloting.
He appeared with Donna Reed in They Rode West (1954) which Variety called the film "a cut above standards of most such offerings."