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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: The Queen's Husband. Written by Robert E. Sherwood. Directed by John Cromwell. Playhouse Theatre: 25 Jan 1928- May 1928 (closing date unknown/125 performances). Cast: Katharine Alexander (as "Princess Anne"), Reginald Barlow (as "Gen. Northrup"), William Boren (as "Maj. Blent"), Helen Cromwell (as "Another Lady-in-Waiting"), ... 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 »

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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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