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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: Yr. Obedient Husband. Comedy. Written by Horace Jackson. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by John Cromwell. Broadhurst Theatre: 10 Jan 1938- Jan 1938 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Frieda Altman (as "Podd"), Leslie Austen, J.W. Austin, Montgomery Clift, Florence Eldridge (as "Prue"), Brenda Forbes, Helena ... 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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1951-58: He was blacklisted in Hollywood during the Joseph McCarthy "Red Scare" period. See more »

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