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Richard Cromwell (1910–1960)

With smooth, boyish good looks, Richard Cromwell had the makings of a Hollywood star while talking movies were in their infancy. Falling far short of that goal, some of which was his own doing, he is hardly remembered today. The equivalent back then in fresh-faced, fair-haired appeal to 60s Dr. Kildare (1961) star Richard Chamberlain, Cromwell ... See full bio »

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Men of the Hour Dave Durkin
Come On, Leathernecks! Jimmy Butler
Riot Squad Dr. Tom Brandon
That's My Boy Tommy Jefferson Scott


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 1948 Bungalow 13
Patrick Macy
 1943 Cosmo Jones in the Crime Smasher
Police Sergeant Pat Flanagan
 1942 Baby Face Morgan
Edward 'Baby Face' Morgan
 1941 Riot Squad
Dr. Tom Brandon
 1941 Parachute Battalion
 1940 The Villain Still Pursued Her
Edward Middleton
 1940 Enemy Agent
Jimmy Saunders
 1940 Village Barn Dance
Dan Martin
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln
Matt Clay
 1938 Storm Over Bengal
Lt. Neil Allison
 1938 Come On, Leathernecks!
Jimmy Butler
 1938 Jezebel
Ted Dillard
 1937 The Wrong Road
Jimmy Caldwell
 1937 The Road Back
 1937 Torpedoed
Lt. Bill Armstrong
 1936 Poppy
Billy Farnsworth
 1935 Annapolis Farewell
Boyce Avery
 1935 Unknown Woman
Larry Condon
 1935 Men of the Hour
Dave Durkin
 1935 Life Begins at 40
Lee Austin
 1935 McFadden's Flats
Sandy MacTavish
 1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Lt. Donald Stone
 1934 When Strangers Meet
Paul Tarman
 1934 Among the Missing
Tommy aka The Kid
 1934 Name the Woman
Clem Rogers
 1934 Most Precious Thing in Life
Chris Kelsey
 1934 Carolina
 1933 Above the Clouds
Dick Robinson
 1933 Hoopla
Chris Miller
 1933 This Day and Age
Steve Smith
 1932 That's My Boy
Tommy Jefferson Scott
 1932 The Age of Consent
Michael 'Mike' Harvey
 1932 Tom Brown of Culver
Robert Randolph III
 1932 Emma
Ronald 'Ronnie' Smith
 1931 Maker of Men
Bob Dudley
 1931 Shanghaied Love
The Boy
 1931 Fifty Fathoms Deep
'Pinky' Caldwell
 1930 Tol'able David
David Kinemon
 1930 King of Jazz
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
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(1938-45) Radio: Appeared in the serial "Those We Love". See more »

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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Boyishly handsome leading man of the early-to-mid 1930s, most notably in Cecil B. DeMille's "This Day and Age", who'd moved on to second leads by the end of the decade ("Jezebel", "Young Mr. Lincoln"), and dropped out of films altogether by the late 1940s. The first husband of Angela Lansbury, he died young, aged fifty, of cancer. See more »



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