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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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[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:

Mammoth-sized US character actor, often in sinister or sulking roles -- sometimes of men twice his real age. He died young, of complications from a crash campaign to lose weight. (See also Marie Prevost.). See more »

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Scene-stealing performances as extremely unconventional characters See more »

Nickname:

Sam

Star Sign:

Leo

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