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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: The Silver Cord. Written by Sidney Howard. Directed by John Cromwell. John Golden Theatre: 20 Dec 1926- Mar 1927 (closing date unknown/112 performances). Cast: Barbara Bruce (as "Maid"), Elliot Cabot (as "David"), Laura Hope Crews (as "Mrs. Phelps"), Margalo Gillmore (as "Hester"), Earle Larrimore (as "Robert"), Elisabeth Risdon... 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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Father of actor James Cromwell. See more »

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