Hume Cronyn (1911–2003)


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Hume Cronyn was a Canadian actor with a lengthy career. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "The Seventh Cross" (1944). Cronyn was born to a prominent family. His father was politician Hume Blake Cronyn (1864-1933), Member of Parliament for London, Ontario (term 1917-1921). The elder Cronyn was a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cocoon Joe Finley
(1985)
(1987)
Shadow of a Doubt Herbie Hawkins
(1943)
Brewster's Millions Rupert Horn
(1985)

Filmography

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 2004 A Separate Peace (TV Movie)
Professor Carmichael
 2001 Off Season (TV Movie)
Sam Clausner
 2000 Yesterday's Children (TV Movie)
Old Sonny Sutton
 1999 Seasons of Love (TV Mini Series)
Lonzo
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Lonzo
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Lonzo
 1999 Santa and Pete (TV Movie)
Saint Nick
 1999 Sea People (TV Movie)
Mr. McRae
 1998 Angel Passing (Short)
 1997 12 Angry Men (TV Movie)
Juror #9
 1997 Alone (TV Movie)
John Webb
 1996 Marvin's Room
Marvin
 1995 People: A Musical Celebration (TV Movie)
Grandpa (voice)
 1994 Camilla
Ewald
 1993 To Dance with the White Dog (TV Movie)
Robert Samuel Peek
 1993 The Pelican Brief
Justice Rosenberg
 1992 Broadway Bound (TV Movie)
Ben
 1991 Christmas on Division Street (TV Movie)
Cleveland Meriwether
 1989 Age-Old Friends (TV Movie)
John Cooper
 1989 Day One (TV Movie)
James F. Byrnes
 1988 Cocoon: The Return
Joe Finley
 1987 *batteries not included
Frank Riley
 1987 Foxfire (TV Movie)
Hector Nations
 1985 Cocoon
Joe Finley
 1985 Brewster's Millions
Rupert Horn
 1984 Impulse
Dr. Carr
 1982 The World According to Garp
Mr. Fields
 1981 The Gin Game (TV Movie)
Weller Martin
 1981 Rollover
Maxwell Emery
 1981 Honky Tonk Freeway
Sherm
 1976 33 Hours in the Life of God (TV Movie)
Dr. Jaffe
 1974 The Parallax View
Bill Rintels
 1974 Conrack
Skeffington
 1972 Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series)
- A Foreign Field (1972)
 1970-1971 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Lewis Avery Filer
- Odd Man In (1971) ... Lewis Avery Filer
- Over Fifty? Steal (1970) ... Lewis Avery Filer
 1970 There Was a Crooked Man...
Dudley Whinner
 1969 Gaily, Gaily
Tim Grogan
 1969 The Arrangement
Arthur Houghton
 1964/I Hamlet
Polonius
 1963 Cleopatra
Sosigenes
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Professor Henry J. Fallon
- C3H5(NO3)3 (1961) ... Professor Henry J. Fallon
 1960 Spartacus
Gladiator (uncredited)
 1960 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Charles King
- Good Citizen (1960) ... Charles King
 1960 Sunrise at Campobello
Louis Howe
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Jack Boyle
- Juno and the Paycock (1960) ... Jack Boyle
 1960 Juno and the Paycock (TV Movie)
 1959 A Doll's House (TV Movie)
Nils Krogstad
 1959 The Moon and Sixpence (TV Movie)
Dirk Stroeve
 1959 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Jerry in a scene from 'A Pound on Demand'
- Episode #12.34 (1959) ... Jerry in a scene from 'A Pound on Demand'
 1956-1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Henry Daw / Fitzhugh Oldham
- The Impromptu Murder (1958) ... Henry Daw
- Kill with Kindness (1956) ... Fitzhugh Oldham
 1956-1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Benedict Arnold Brummel / Ralph Whitemore
- Ah There, Beau Brummel (1958) ... Benedict Arnold Brummel
- The Pot of Gold (1956) ... Ralph Whitemore
 1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Henry Goodens / Hap Martin
- Thanks to You (1958) ... Henry Goodens
- Windfall (1958) ... Hap Martin
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Alfred Nobel
- War Against War (1958) ... Alfred Nobel
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Uncle Pio
- The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1958) ... Uncle Pio
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Mr. Shaw
- Little Miss Bedford (1957) ... Mr. Shaw
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Wilbur Meeler
- Clothes Make the Man (1957) ... Wilbur Meeler
 1949-1957 Studio One (TV Series)
Ellis Davenport / Mr. Moore / Pop Thatcher / ...
- A Member of the Family (1957) ... Ellis Davenport
- The Five Dollar Bill (1957) ... Mr. Moore
- Public Servant (1951) ... Pop Thatcher
- Boy Meets Girl (1949) ... Ben Hecht
 1956-1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Ralph Grimes / Wise Gentleman / Sam Pickens
- No License to Kill (1957) ... Ralph Grimes
- The Big Wave (1956) ... Wise Gentleman
- The Confidence Man (1956) ... Sam Pickens
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Holtz
- Angel's Ransom (1956) ... Holtz
 1956 Crowded Paradise
George Heath
 1953-1956 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment "The Better Half") / (segment "Minds over Manners") / Harold Mitchell (segment "Courtship") / ...
- The Better Half (1956) ... (segment "The Better Half")
- Minds over Manners (1956) ... (segment "Minds over Manners")
- Advice to Bathers (1955) ... Harold Mitchell (segment "Courtship")
- John Quincy Adams (1955) ... John Quincy Adams (segment "John Quincy Adams")
- Glory in the Flower (1953) ... Bartender (segment "Glory in the Flower")
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Reverend Mr. Muldoon
- The Fifth Wheel (1956) ... Reverend Mr. Muldoon
 1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Priam Farll
- The Great Adventure (1956) ... Priam Farll
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Ben Marriott
- Christmas 'til Closing (1955) ... Ben Marriott
 1950-1955 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Ben Marriott
- Christmas 'til Closing (1955) ... Ben Marriott
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Michael
- The Fourposter (1955) ... Michael
 1954 The Marriage (TV Series)
Ben Marriott / Narrator
- The Dreamer (1954) ... Ben Marriott
- Inside Bobby Logan (1954) ... Ben Marriott
- Episode #1.6 (1954) ... Ben Marriott
- Episode #1.5 (1954) ... Ben Marriott
- Episode #1.4 (1954) ... Ben Marriott
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Anthony Updyke
- The Family Man (1954) ... Anthony Updyke
 1951 People Will Talk
Prof. Rodney Elwell
 1951 Betty Crocker Star Matinee (TV Series)
- The Weak Spot (1951)
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles Ponzi
- The Ponzi Story (1950) ... Charles Ponzi
 1949-1950 Suspense (TV Series)
Sig / Dr. Violet
- I'm No Hero (1950) ... Sig
- Red Wine (1950)
- Dr. Violet (1949) ... Dr. Violet
 1949-1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Harry Binion / Hugo Barnstead
- Room Service (1950) ... Harry Binion
- One Sunday Afternoon (1949) ... Hugo Barnstead
 1949 Top o' the Morning
Hughie Devine
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild
John McGrath
 1947 Brute Force
Capt. Munsey
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer
 1946 The Secret Heart
Dinner Party Guest (voice, uncredited)
 1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Arthur Keats
 1946 The Green Years
Papa Leckie
 1946 A Letter for Evie
John Phineas McPherson
 1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife
Freddie Potts
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Monty ('A Sweepstakes Ticket')
 1945 Main Street After Dark
Keller
 1944 Blonde Fever
Diner at Inn (uncredited)
 1944 The Seventh Cross
Paul Roeder
 1944 Lifeboat
Stanley Garrett
 1943 The Cross of Lorraine
Duval
 1943 Phantom of the Opera
Gerard
 1943 Shadow of a Doubt
Herbie Hawkins
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Jan De Harbog's play, "The Fourposter," at the Blackstone Theater in Chicago, Illinois with Jessica Tandy in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

Susan Cooper  (his death) | See more »

Children:

Christopher Cronyn | See more »

Parents:

Hume Blake Cronyn, Sr. | Frances Amelia (Labatt) Cronyn
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on working with Hitchcock] It was all cut in his head. You shot from the angle he wanted shot, with the result that very little film ended up on the floor. You really felt that you were in the presence of someone who was a real master of the craft. See more »

Trivia:

He and wife Jessica Tandy partnered on screen in 13 movies between 1944 and 1994, usually playing a couple: The Seventh Cross (1944), Blonde Fever (1944), The Green Years (1946), The Moon and Sixpence (1959), Honky Tonk Freeway (1981), The World According to Garp (1982), Cocoon (1985), *batteries not included (1987), Foxfire (1987), Cocoon: The Return (1988), The Story Lady (1991), To Dance with ... See more »

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