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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: Devils. Written by Daniel Nathan Rubin. Directed by John Cromwell. Maxine Elliott's Theatre: 17 Mar 1926- Apr 1926 (closing date unknown/29 performances). Cast: Jennet Adair (as "Hannah Givens"), Reed Brown Jr. (as "Amos Givens"), Helen Cromwell (as "Sarah Dibble"), John Cromwell (as "Mathew Dibble"), Frank Jameson (as "Mr. ... 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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Robert Altman's A Wedding (1978) was shot during the summer of 1977 principally on the Armour estate in Lake Bluff, IL. Every shooting day Cromwell and Ruth Nelson could be seen, in costume, in a small first-floor room set aside for them. Sometimes, they could be seen talking, but most often they each were absorbed reading books. See more »

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