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John Cromwell (I) (1886–1979)


Actor / director John Cromwell was born December 23, 1887, in Toledo, OH. He made his Broadway debut on October 14, 1912, in Marian De Forest's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" at the Playhouse Theatre. The show was a hit, running for a total of 184 performances. Cromwell appeared in another 38 plays on Broadway between February 24... See full bio »

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Known For

Of Human Bondage
Of Human Bondage Director
(1934)
Made for Each Other
(1939)
Since You Went Away
(1944)
The Prisoner of Zenda
(1937)

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Stage Play: The Land of the Free. Written by Fannie Hurst and Harriet Ford. Directed by Frank Hatch and John Cromwell. 48th Street Theatre: 2 Oct 1917- Oct 1917 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast: Leslie Austin [Broadway debut], Kathleen Barry, Ida Darling, Nadya Gordon, Vera Gordon, Frank Hatch, Dora Kashinsky, Semion Kovzeloff,... See more »

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Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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[on Lana Turner] Probably the very worst actress that ever made it to the top. See more »

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1951-58: He was blacklisted in Hollywood during the Joseph McCarthy "Red Scare" period. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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