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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: Harvest. Written by Kate Horton. Directed by John Cromwell. Belmont Theatre: 19 Sep 1925- Oct 1925 (closing date unknown/17 performances). Cast: Louise Closser Hale (as "Mrs. Sonrel"), Elmer Cornell (as "Emil Sonrel"), Augustin Duncan (as "Sonrel"), Wallace Erskine (as "Old Man Knight"), Fredric March (as "Richard Knight"), ... See more »

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6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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[on Irene Dunne] Underrated on every count. 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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