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John Cromwell (I) (1887–1979)

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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Stage Play: The Racket. Written by Bartlett Cormack. Ambassador Theatre: 22 Nov 1927- Mar 1928 (closing date unknown/119 performances). Cast: Ralph Adams (as "Sam Meyer"), Romaine Callender (as "Assistant State's Attorney Welch"), Jack Clifford (as "Clark"), Marion Coakley (as "Irene Hayes"), G. Pat Collins (as "Patrolman Johnson"), John ... See more »

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6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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[on Jean Arthur] A difficult person out in the street, so they say -- I never knew her -- but everyone who went to the movies liked her, and that's unusual. Every movie star is disliked by some people -- Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich certainly, even Greta Garbo, Ronald Colman -- but everyone liked Jean Arthur. See more »

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

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Capricorn

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