Laird Cregar (1914–1944)


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Seemingly suave, cultivated actor by nature, definitely huge in both talent and girth, and capable of playing much older than he was, Hollywood of the early '40s tragically lost Laird Cregar before it could fully comprehend on how to best utilize his obvious gifts. He was born Samuel Laird Cregar in a well-to-do section of Philadelphia, eventually... See full bio »

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I Wake Up Screaming Ed Cornell
(1941)
The Black Swan Captain Henry Morgan
(1942)
The Lodger Mr. Slade
(1944)
Heaven Can Wait His Excellency
(1943)

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 1945 Hangover Square
George Harvey Bone
 1944 The Lodger
Mr. Slade
 1943 Holy Matrimony
Clive Oxford
 1943 Heaven Can Wait
His Excellency
 1943 Hello Frisco, Hello
Sam Weaver
 1942 The Black Swan
Captain Henry Morgan
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point
Maj. Sam Carter
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Willard Gates
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers
Warren Worthington
 1942 Joan of Paris
Herr Funk
 1941 I Wake Up Screaming
Ed Cornell
 1941 Charley's Aunt
Sir Francis Chesney
 1941 Blood and Sand
Natalio Curro
 1941 Hudson's Bay
Gooseberry
 1940 Granny Get Your Gun
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1940 Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love!
Sam (uncredited)
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 1999 Biography (TV Series documentary)
His Excellency
- Don Ameche: Hollywood's Class Act (1999) ... His Excellency (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Los Angeles staging of Leslie and Sewell-Stokes' "Oscar Wilde" by director Arthur Ripley and Cregar with the actor in the title role See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

(In a 1940s press release about his introduction to the theater as a page boy at Stratford-on-Avon) I never wanted to be anything but an actor after that. There have been times, though, when I've wished my ambition wasn't so firmly fixed. See more »

Trivia:

Best remembered as the title character in The Lodger (1944). See more »

Trademark:

Scene-stealing performances as extremely unconventional characters See more »

Nickname:

Sam

Star Sign:

Leo

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