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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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Radio: Appeared (as "Willard Gates") in a "Lux Radio Theatre" broadcast of "This Gun for Hire". See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

(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 »

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His funeral eulogy was delivered by Vincent Price. See more »

Trademark:

Scene-stealing performances as extremely unconventional characters See more »

Nickname:

Sam

Star Sign:

Leo

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