Ross Alexander (I) (1907–1937)


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The tragically brief life of fresh-faced, boyishly handsome Ross Alexander, who seemed to have everything going for him, plays these days like a bad Hollywood movie. Alexander was a charming, highly engaging young actor whose pleasant voice and breezy personality aided greatly in his transition from Broadway teen player to young adult Warner Bros.... See full bio »

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Captain Blood Jeremy Pitt
(1935)
Brides Are Like That Bill McAllister
(1936)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius - In Love with Hermia
(1935)
Boulder Dam Rusty Noonan
(1936)

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 1937 Ready, Willing and Able
Barry Granville
 1936 Here Comes Carter
Kent Carter
 1936 China Clipper
Tom Collins
 1936 Hot Money
Chick Randall
 1936 I Married a Doctor
Erik Valborg
 1936 Brides Are Like That
Bill McAllister
 1936 Boulder Dam
Rusty Noonan
 1935 Captain Blood
Jeremy Pitt
 1935 Shipmates Forever
Lafayette 'Sparks' Brown
 1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Demetrius - In Love with Hermia
 1935 We're in the Money
C. Richard Courtney aka Carter
 1935 Going Highbrow
Harley Marsh
 1935 Maybe It's Love
Rims O'Neil
 1934 Flirtation Walk
'Oskie'
 1934 Gentlemen Are Born
Tom Martin
 1934 Social Register
Lester Trout
 1932 The Wiser Sex
Jimmy O'Neill
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Martin") in "The Party's Over" on Broadway. Comedy. Written and produced by Daniel Kusell. Directed by Howard Lindsay. Vanderbilt Theatre: 27 Mar 1933-May 1933 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Cast: Katherine Alexander, Geoffrey Bryant, Peggy Concklin, George Graham, Georgette Harvey, Hilda Plowright, Effie... See more »

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1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

6' 1¼" (1.86 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'll probably never have what they call, out here, a 'star complex'. The reason is that I'm always broke. See more »

Trivia:

His body was found by his gardener in a pile of grain sacks in the loft of his barn at his ranch at 17221 Ventura Blvd in Encino, CA. The .22 caliber revolver pistol he had used to shoot himself in his left temple was found clutched in his left hand. See more »

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Leo

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