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Alan Cranston (1914–2000)

Alan Cranston was born on June 19, 1914 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Alan MacGregor Cranston. He was an actor, known for The Candidate (1972) and Samantha Smith Goes to Washington: Campaign '84 (1984). He was married to Norma Weintraub and Geneva McMath. He died on December 31, 2000 in Los Altos, California. See full bio »

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U.S. Senator from California (1969-1993).

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Sen. Alan Cranston | Senator Alan Cranston


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Children: sons Robert and Kim Cranston. Robert, his eldest son, was killed in a traffic accident in Los Angeles in May 1980. See more »

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