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Ross Alexander (I) (1907–1937)


The tragically brief life of fresh-faced, boyishly handsome Ross Alexander, who seemed to have everything going for him, plays these days like a bad Hollywood movie. Alexander was a charming, highly engaging young actor whose pleasant voice and breezy personality aided greatly in his transition from Broadway teen player to young adult Warner Bros.... See full bio »

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Known For

Captain Blood
Captain Blood Jeremy Pitt
(1935)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius - In Love with Hermia
(1935)
Flirtation Walk
Flirtation Walk 'Oskie'
(1934)
Here Comes Carter
Here Comes Carter Kent Carter
(1936)

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 1937 Ready, Willing and Able
Barry Granville
 1936 Here Comes Carter
Kent Carter
 1936 China Clipper
Tom Collins
 1936 Hot Money
Chick Randall
 1935 Shipmates Forever
Lafayette 'Sparks' Brown
 1935 We're in the Money
C. Richard Courtney, aka Carter
 1935 Going Highbrow
Harley Marsh
 1935 Maybe It's Love
Rims O'Neil
 1934 Flirtation Walk
'Oskie'
 1934 Gentlemen Are Born
Tom Martin
 1934 Social Register
Lester Trout
 1932 The Wiser Sex
Jimmy O'Neill
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Stage: Appeared (as "Comte Rene de Gaumont") in "The Stork is Dead" on Broadway. Comedy/farce. Written by Hans Kottow, adapted from a work by Frederic Hatton and Fanny Hatton. 48th Street Theatre: 23 Sep 1932-Oct 1932 (closing date unknown/27 performances). Cast: Nana Bryant, Ninon Bunyea, Eva Farrell, Phyllis Holden, Ethel Norris, ... See more »

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Height:

6' 1¼" (1.86 m)
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According to a "Classic Images" article on Ross written by John R. Allen, Jr., Ross had an unhealthy obsession with Warner Bros. star Bette Davis that lasted for years. He wanted desperately to appear in a romantic picture with her to prove himself to her. This unreciprocated attention apparently annoyed Davis who supposedly taunted Ross and complained to studio higher-ups. See more »

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