John Cromwell (I) (1886–1979)


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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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Algiers Director
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(1950)

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Stage: Directed (w/Frank Craven) / appeared (as "Frank Andrews") in "Too Many Cooks" on Broadway. Written by 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"), Virginia Erwin (as "Bertha Cook"), ... See more »

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Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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Ruth Nelson  (his death) | See more »

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[on Jean Arthur] A difficult person out in the street, so they say--I never knew her--but everyone who went to the movies liked her, and that's unusual. Every movie star is disliked by some people--Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich certainly, even Greta Garbo, Ronald Colman--but everyone liked Jean Arthur. See more »

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 155-159. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987. See more »

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