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

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | See more »


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(1940s interview) I signed with 20th Century Fox because at that time there was only one other character man, John Carradine, under contract, and, of course, we two couldn't ever vie for roles. See more »


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


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