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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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 1972 The Candidate
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 2016 The Eighties (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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U.S. Senator from California (1969-1993).

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Successfully sued by Adolf Hitler for copyright infringement regarding his English translation of Mein Kampf published in the United States. For decades Mr. Cranston's resume proudly included the fact that he was sued by a German dictator. See more »

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