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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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The Prisoner of Zenda
(1937)
Algiers
Algiers Director
(1938)
Caged
Caged Director
(1950)

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(1965 season) Paul Ballantyne, Earl Boen, Graham Brown, Zoe Caldwell, Kristina Callahan, John Cappalletti, Charles Cioffi, Hume Cronyn, Niki Flacks, Ed Flanders, Kenneth Frankel, Ellen Geer, Helen Harrelson, James Horswill, James J. Lawless, John Lewin, John MacKay, Sandy McCallum, Evie McElroy, Robert Milli, Ruth Nelson, ... See more »

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6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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[on Lana Turner] Probably the very worst actress that ever made it to the top. See more »

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Capricorn

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