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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 World We Live In. Comedy. Written by Josef Capek and Karel Capek. Book adapted by Owen Davis. Directed by John Cromwell. Jolson's 59th Street Theatre: 31 Oct 1922- Feb 1923 (closing date unknown/111 performances). Cast: Lola Adler, Seldon Bennett, Mary Blair, Orrin Burke, Scott Cooper, Jane Corcoran, Vinton Freedley, Robert... See more »

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