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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: She Had To Know. Comedy. Written by 'Paul Geraldy'. Book adapted by Grace George. Directed by John Cromwell. Times Square Theatre: 2 Feb 1925- Apr 1925 (closing date unknown/80 performances). Cast: Anita Damrosch (as "Louise"), H. Tyrrell-Davis (as "Jack"), Grace George (as "Gerry"), Charlotte Ives (as "Kitty"), Barbara Kitson ... See more »

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6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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[on Hedy Lamarr] She was a nice girl, or she was then. Hedy didn't make trouble, didn't have an ego problem. The problem was that she couldn't act. See more »

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Has directed 10 actors to Oscar nominations: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Gene Lockhart, Raymond Massey, Monty Woolley, Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Gale Sondergaard, Eleanor Parker and Hope Emerson. None of them won. Davis' was a write-in nomination. See more »

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