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Laird Cregar (1913–1944)

Seemingly suave, cultivated actor by nature, definitely huge in both talent and girth, and capable of playing much older than he was, Hollywood tragically lost Laird Cregar of early 40s films 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, ... See full bio »

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 1999 Biography (TV Series documentary)
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Stage actor. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[from one of his final interviews] I have a feeling the studio is almost beginning to consider me an actor now, instead of a type.

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His rapid loss of weight to 200 pounds (88 kg) from 300 (132 kg) was more than his system could endure. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and massive frame See more »

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