Produced and appeared in "The Gin Game" on Broadway in 1978, nominated for a Tony award as Best Actor and Producer.
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[on why he asked to be released from his MGM contract] I remember beginning to realize that I was never going to do anything in California, but be another useful character actor, and that could continue that career indefinitely if I were prepared to.
In 1946 Elia Kazan
, looking for an actress to play Blanche Dubois in his upcoming Broadway production of "Streetcar Named Desire", saw a Los Angeles production of Tennessee Williams
' earlier play "Portrait of a Madonna" in which Cronyn directed his wife Jessica Tandy
. He was so impressed by her performance that he offered her the role.