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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Stage: Directed / appeared (as "Roddy Caswell") in "The Teaser" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Martha M. Stanley and Adelaide Matthews. Playhouse Theatre: 27 Jul 1921-Aug 1921 (closing date unknown/29 performances). Cast: Allen Atwell (as "Subi"), Homer Barton (as "Perry Grayle"), Faire Binney (as "Annie Barton"), Bruce Elmore (as "... See more »

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