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Laird Cregar (1914–1944)


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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Known For

I Wake Up Screaming
I Wake Up Screaming Ed Cornell
(1941)
The Lodger
The Lodger Mr. Slade
(1944)
Heaven Can Wait
Heaven Can Wait His Excellency
(1943)
This Gun for Hire
This Gun for Hire Willard Gates
(1942)

Filmography

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 1945 Hangover Square
George Harvey Bone
 1944 The Lodger
Mr. Slade
 1943 Holy Matrimony
Clive Oxford
 1943 Heaven Can Wait
His Excellency
 1943 Hello Frisco, Hello
Sam Weaver
 1942 The Black Swan
Capt. Henry Morgan
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point
Maj. Sam Carter
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Willard Gates
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers
Warren
 1942 Joan of Paris
Herr Funk
 1941 I Wake Up Screaming
Ed Cornell
 1941 Charley's Aunt
Sir Francis Chesney
 1941 Blood and Sand
Natalio Curro
 1941 Hudson's Bay
Gooseberry
 1940 Granny Get Your Gun
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1940 Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love!
Sam (uncredited)
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 1999 Biography (TV Series documentary)
His Excellency
- Don Ameche: Hollywood's Class Act (1999) ... His Excellency (uncredited)

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Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[from one of his final interviews] I have a feeling the studio is almost beginning to consider me an actor now, instead of a type. 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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