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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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Hosted the Academy Awards alongside Bob Hope. See more »

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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 »


Holds the director record at New York City's Radio City Music Hall with 18 films totaling 36 weeks. Runner-up Vincente Minnelli had 17 films but they totaled 85 weeks. See more »

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