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John Cromwell (I) (1887–1979)

Actor / director John Cromwell was born December 23, 1887, in Toledo, Ohio. 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 ... See full bio »

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Stage Play: Little Eyolf. Drama (revival). Written by Henrik Ibsen. Guild Theatre: 2 Feb 1926- Feb 1926 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: John Cromwell (as "Engineer Borgheim"), Clare Eames (as "Mrs. Rita Allmers"), Margalo Gillmore (as "Mrs. Asta Allmers"), Helen Menken (as "The Rat Wife"), Reginald Owen (as "Alfred Allmers"), ... See more »

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6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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[on Gary Cooper] Gary Cooper never understood a thing about real acting but had the most marvelous presence. See more »

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1945: Hosted the Academy Awards alongside Bob Hope. See more »

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