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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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This Gun for Hire
This Gun for Hire Willard Gates
(1942)
Heaven Can Wait
Heaven Can Wait His Excellency
(1943)
The Black Swan
The Black Swan Capt. Henry Morgan
(1942)
Hangover Square
Hangover Square George Harvey Bone
(1945)

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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

(In an interview after the release of "The Lodger) Lots of people get a great kick out of evil efficiently wrought, and they write in and pat me on the back. Then, too, there are the righteous people who think I'm actually the kind of person I portray on the screen, and who enumerate the various ways in which they would like to eliminate me. The only ones I really like are the letters from the ... See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Nickname:

Sam

Star Sign:

Leo

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