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Laird Cregar (1916–1944)

Seemingly suave, cultivated actor by nature, definitely huge in both talent and girth, and capable of playing much older than he was, Hollywood of the early '40s tragically lost Laird Cregar before it could fully comprehend on how to best utilize his obvious gifts. He was born Samuel Laird Cregar in a well-to-do section of Philadelphia, eventually... See full bio »

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Played a comic butler in Lee Shippey's "The Great American Family" at the Pasadena Playhouse See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | See more »


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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(In a 1940s press release about his introduction to the theater as a page boy at Stratford-on-Avon) I never wanted to be anything but an actor after that. There have been times, though, when I've wished my ambition wasn't so firmly fixed. See more »


Mammoth-sized US character actor, often in sinister or sulking roles -- sometimes of men twice his real age. He died young, of complications from a crash campaign to lose weight. (See also Marie Prevost.). See more »


Scene-stealing performances as extremely unconventional characters See more »



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