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John Cromwell (I) (1886–1979)


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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The Prisoner of Zenda
(1937)
Algiers
Algiers Director
(1938)
Caged
Caged Director
(1950)

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Stage: Directed (w/Grace George [also in cast as "Marie Antoinette"]) / appeared (as "Maillard") in "Marie Antoinette" on Broadway. Drama (revival). Written by "Edymar". Playhouse Theatre: 22 Nov 1921-Nov 1921 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: Roy Adams (as "Swiss Guard"), Herbert Ashton (as "Sacques"), Belle Daube )... See more »

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6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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[on Jean Arthur] A difficult person out in the street, so they say--I never knew her--but everyone who went to the movies liked her, and that's unusual. Every movie star is disliked by some people--Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich certainly, even Greta Garbo, Ronald Colman--but everyone liked Jean Arthur. See more »

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Capricorn

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