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John Carradine (1906–1988)

John Carradine, the son of a reporter/artist and a surgeon, grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York. He attended Christ Church School and Graphic Art School, studying sculpture, and afterward roamed the South selling sketches. He made his acting debut in "Camille" in a New Orleans theatre in 1925. Arriving in Los Angeles in 1927, he worked in local ... See full bio »

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Stage Play: Frankenstein. Drama. Written by Victor Gialanella. Incidental music by Richard Peaslee. Directed by Tom Moore. Palace Theatre: 4 Jan 1981 (1 performance + 29 previews that began on 9 Dec 1980). Cast: Dennis Bacigalupi (as "Peter Schmidt, A Villager"), John Carradine (as "DeLacey, A Blind Hermit") [final Broadway role], David ... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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John Peter Richmond | Peter Richmond


6' (1.83 m)

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[on Cecil B. DeMille] I was very fond of him. I never saw him direct an actor; his specialty was the camera. He simply hired the best actors he could get and let them do their job. He didn't interfere with them unless something was drastically wrong. DeMille's specialty was the camera, the pageantry. See more »


The actor was jailed briefly in 1953 on contempt of court charges for back alimony payments. See more »


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