Frances Burt

Frances Burt:

Who is Frances Burt? She is actually the main character in the movie, Family Sins. She is a very bad mother, actually. This character was portrayed by Kirstie Alley.

Frances Burt in the real life mom who inspired the movie 'Family Sins'. Frances was a foster mother who tormented her children, beat them, and made them shoplift on her behalf. Frances Burt was eventually convicted on charges of kidnapping, extortion, arson, sexual assault, racketeering, welfare fraud and disability fraud.

Burt was later convicted in 1994. Frances Burt was sentenced to 30 years, with 11 years to serve in prison and 19 years later suspended. Burt was released from prison in June 2001 and is now serving 19 years of probation.

Comments (14)


June 8, 2010 at 9:34 AM

The Burt Family was from Pawtucket and Lived on Spring Street and is the place they kept the disabled women prisoner cashing her S.S.checks and Raping her and her Daughter for years.

I rented a apartment from the Burt’s in 1977 after just getting married and was living on Roosevelt ave. in Pawtucket and had got to know the family some, on the face of things good people, but two face they are and your enemy you be. if you cross them. And never make them wait for money as We found out when my wife and I where unable to work for 4 weeks after the Blizzard of 1978 hit Rhode Island and ran out of money.

With a Son just born 9 weeks earlier they made it clear one day after I was still unable to get any money. walt said to me. You will not know when, not know where and not remember WHY when they finished me with baseball bats.


June 8, 2010 at 9:37 AM

Also that is not her Photo. this photo is from 1920 or 30's


October 13, 2010 at 2:22 AM

that's scary, man. Why didn't you call the cops. This all would've ended earlier...

From another anonymous


November 21, 2011 at 10:58 AM

to: from another anonymous:
seriously? back in the 70's no one cared. my mother was constantly beat up by her loser husband (who fortunately died a very slow death), close fist to her face, while pregnant with my sibling, and very pregnant, obviously pregnant, while a people passed by and looked the other way, IN PUBLIC! in the middle of the day. instead of antogonzing victims and prejudging, you oughta educate yourself and understand that there are circumstances where it's easier said than done.

...just another victim


February 26, 2012 at 7:39 AM

I hope Frances burt will burn in hell!


March 22, 2012 at 4:51 PM

yes things were a "bit" different in the 70's, but not to that extreme. my step-father had his way with me and my 2 sisters, and I got a local dance teacher to notice the bruises. she called DCS and I didn't give a rats ass what my mother told me not to say. you CAN get someone to listen, just never give up. my step father paid the piper, and now in his 70's, not even one of his 5 "biological" kids visit him. he will die a lonely pathetic old man, and I won't care if I even get a phone call....


July 8, 2012 at 10:12 AM

My father is a paedophile and will die the same way.


September 6, 2012 at 11:51 AM

I really hope that sick, biyatch, Frances Burt, her sick husband, and phsycho son burn in hell. There is no excuse for what they did. I wish I knew them back then because I wouldn't need afraid of none of them. Probably I would have killed that monster of woman.


September 6, 2012 at 11:56 AM

I just saw the movie and It made me sick to my stomach. I so wish I could meet that phsycho bitch .....


December 12, 2012 at 3:17 AM

I did not know the mother, however I did go to school with a couple of her younger foster children in Cumberland, RI in the late 80's/early 90's. One of her youngest was a product of her husband raping their housemaid who they kept locked up in the house. She was slow, poor kid but I remember she always wore pretty dresses with a lot of lace and ruffles. When this was all uncovered she was just taken away and I always wondered what happened to her. After some digging, I found out Francis Burt either lives in Woonsocket, RI or Chepachet, RI. She has a PO Box in both places. There is no physical address available.


January 13, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Everyones situation is different. For some women it is too dangerous to report abuse. I have burns and scars to prove it. So all of u that don't understand what it is like to not be able to report abuse, stop judging these women that are too afraid to report it


August 9, 2013 at 4:43 AM

unfortunately the law in the past turned a blind eye to abuse, both of women and kids. My wife was a victim of abuse, her ex is gone now, but it took me some time to get her to understand that love does not hurt. today we have been together for 16 years and I petty the person that would ever try to hurt her again. Any man that hits a woman or does anything to a child is not a man and needs to be taken out in the woods, have his privates nailed to a stump, give them a dull rusty knife and have the woods set on fire.


December 31, 2016 at 12:58 AM

Big mistake letting her out early! She should have done the 30 years in prison! All the damage she did to those kids can not be undone! Those years she took from the old ladyand the torture! I hope they have a close eye on her.

Staying strong

April 7, 2017 at 2:07 PM

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