Benjamin Franklin in popular culture

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Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, has appeared in popular culture as a character in novels, films, musicals, comics and video games.wikipedia
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Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, has appeared in popular culture as a character in novels, films, musicals, comics and video games.
His colorful life and legacy of scientific and political achievement, and his status as one of America's most influential Founding Fathers, have seen Franklin honored more than two centuries after his death on coinage and the $100 bill, warships, and the names of many towns, counties, educational institutions, and corporations, as well as countless cultural references.

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Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, has appeared in popular culture as a character in novels, films, musicals, comics and video games.

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Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, has appeared in popular culture as a character in novels, films, musicals, comics and video games.

Popular culture

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Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, has appeared in popular culture as a character in novels, films, musicals, comics and video games.

Film

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Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, has appeared in popular culture as a character in novels, films, musicals, comics and video games.

Musical theatre

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Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, has appeared in popular culture as a character in novels, films, musicals, comics and video games. Franklin appears as a main character in the Broadway musicals Ben Franklin in Paris (portrayed by Robert Preston) and 1776 (portrayed by Howard Da Silva in the original production).

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Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, has appeared in popular culture as a character in novels, films, musicals, comics and video games.

Video game

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Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, has appeared in popular culture as a character in novels, films, musicals, comics and video games.

Broadway theatre

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Franklin appears as a main character in the Broadway musicals Ben Franklin in Paris (portrayed by Robert Preston) and 1776 (portrayed by Howard Da Silva in the original production).

Ben Franklin in Paris

Franklin appears as a main character in the Broadway musicals Ben Franklin in Paris (portrayed by Robert Preston) and 1776 (portrayed by Howard Da Silva in the original production).

Robert Preston (actor)

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Franklin appears as a main character in the Broadway musicals Ben Franklin in Paris (portrayed by Robert Preston) and 1776 (portrayed by Howard Da Silva in the original production).

1776 (musical)

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Franklin appears as a main character in the Broadway musicals Ben Franklin in Paris (portrayed by Robert Preston) and 1776 (portrayed by Howard Da Silva in the original production).

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Franklin appears as a main character in the Broadway musicals Ben Franklin in Paris (portrayed by Robert Preston) and 1776 (portrayed by Howard Da Silva in the original production).

PBS

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Franklin is portrayed in a central role in the PBS cartoon Liberty's Kids voiced by Walter Cronkite.

Liberty's Kids

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Franklin is portrayed in a central role in the PBS cartoon Liberty's Kids voiced by Walter Cronkite.

Walter Cronkite

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Franklin is portrayed in a central role in the PBS cartoon Liberty's Kids voiced by Walter Cronkite.

John Adams (miniseries)

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In HBO's 2008 miniseries John Adams, Franklin was portrayed by Tom Wilkinson and in the 2015 play Mr Foote's Other Leg by Colin Stinton

Tom Wilkinson

In HBO's 2008 miniseries John Adams, Franklin was portrayed by Tom Wilkinson and in the 2015 play Mr Foote's Other Leg by Colin Stinton

Mr Foote's Other Leg

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In HBO's 2008 miniseries John Adams, Franklin was portrayed by Tom Wilkinson and in the 2015 play Mr Foote's Other Leg by Colin Stinton

Colin Stinton

In HBO's 2008 miniseries John Adams, Franklin was portrayed by Tom Wilkinson and in the 2015 play Mr Foote's Other Leg by Colin Stinton

Lin-Manuel Miranda

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In 2017, a song about Franklin written by Lin-Manuel Miranda intended to be a part of the musical Hamilton (musical) was sung and released by The Decemberists.

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In 2017, a song about Franklin written by Lin-Manuel Miranda intended to be a part of the musical Hamilton (musical) was sung and released by The Decemberists.

The Decemberists

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In 2017, a song about Franklin written by Lin-Manuel Miranda intended to be a part of the musical Hamilton (musical) was sung and released by The Decemberists.