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John Cromwell (I) (1886–1979)


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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(1937)
Algiers Director
(1938)
Caged Director
(1950)

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Stage: Directed "What the Doctor Ordered" on Broadway. Farce. Written by Caesar Dunn. Ritz Theatre: 18 Aug 1927-Sep 1927 (closing date unknown/20 performances). Cast: Ruth Abbott (as "Daphne"; Broadway debut), Frank Allworth (as "Will Scott"), Katherine Bogart (as "Bathing Girl"), Eva Condon, Berenice Dewey, Carye Gillen, Eden Gray (... See more »

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6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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[on Gary Cooper] Gary Cooper never understood a thing about real acting but had the most marvelous presence. See more »

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From 1951-58 he was blacklisted in Hollywood during the Joseph McCarthy "Red Scare" period. See more »

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Capricorn

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