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Ross Alexander (I) (1907–1937)


The tragically brief life of fresh-faced, boyishly handsome Ross Alexander, who seemed to have everything going for him, plays these days like a bad Hollywood movie. Alexander was a charming, highly engaging young actor whose pleasant voice and breezy personality aided greatly in his transition from Broadway teen player to young adult Warner Bros.... See full bio »

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Known For

Captain Blood Jeremy Pitt
(1935)
Brides Are Like That Bill McAllister
(1936)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius - In Love with Hermia
(1935)
Boulder Dam Rusty Noonan
(1936)

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 1937 Ready, Willing and Able
Barry Granville
 1936 Here Comes Carter
Kent Carter
 1936 China Clipper
Tom Collins
 1936 Hot Money
Chick Randall
 1936 I Married a Doctor
Erik Valborg
 1936 Brides Are Like That
Bill McAllister
 1936 Boulder Dam
Rusty Noonan
 1935 Captain Blood
Jeremy Pitt
 1935 Shipmates Forever
Lafayette 'Sparks' Brown
 1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Demetrius - In Love with Hermia
 1935 We're in the Money
C. Richard Courtney aka Carter
 1935 Going Highbrow
Harley Marsh
 1935 Maybe It's Love
Rims O'Neil
 1934 Flirtation Walk
'Oskie'
 1934 Gentlemen Are Born
Tom Martin
 1934 Social Register
Lester Trout
 1932 The Wiser Sex
Jimmy O'Neill
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Sonny Raeburn") in "No Questions Asked" on Broadway. Written by Anne Morrison Chapin. Theatre Masque: 5 Feb 1934-Feb 1934 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast included: Spring Byington, Brian Donlevy. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

6' 1¼" (1.86 m)
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Personal Quote:

I suppose I was so crazy to act that I did not wait to be shown. See more »

Trivia:

His wife Aleta Friele, despondent over marriage and career problems, killed herself with a .22 rifle outside their Laurel Canyon home in December of 1935. Remarrying and moving to Encino, Ross committed suicide with a .22 target pistol shortly after the first anniversary of his wife's death. Both shot themselves in the temple. See more »

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