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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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Known For

Of Human Bondage
Of Human Bondage Director
(1934)
Made for Each Other
(1939)
Since You Went Away
(1944)
The Prisoner of Zenda
(1937)

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Stage Play: Too Many Cooks. Written by Frank Craven. Directed by John Cromwell and Frank Craven. 39th Street Theater: 24 Feb 1914- Sep 1914 (closing date unknown/223 performances). Cast: Philip Bern (as "Joe Cook"), Eva Condon (as "Ella"), Frank Craven (as "Albert Bennett"), John Cromwell (as "Frank Andrews"), Virginia Erwin (as "Bertha ... See more »

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Height:

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 »

Trivia:

Holds the director record at New York City's Radio City Music Hall with 18 films totaling 36 weeks. Runner-up Vincente Minnelli had 17 films but they totaled 85 weeks. See more »

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