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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: Immodest Violet. Comedy. Written by David Carb. 48th Street Theatre: 30 Aug 1920- Sep 1920 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Richard Collins (as "Sheriff of Grayson County"), John Cromwell (as "Mr. Tackaberry"), George Fredericks (as "Foreman of the Jury"), Louis Frohoff (as "Young Jeremiah"), Florence Gerald (as "... 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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1944-46: President of the Screen Directors Guild. See more »

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Capricorn

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