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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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Other Works:

Radio: Appeared (as "Caspar Gutman") in a "Lux Radio Theatre" broadcast of "The Maltese Falcon". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his character in The Lodger (1944)] A lonely man, a man obsessed by an imaginary wrong dealt him by one woman but which he has transferred to the entire sex. 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:

Some of the most memorable screen villains of the Golden Age of Hollywood See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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