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

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Stage: Appeared (as "Simpson") in "Personality" on Broadway. Comedy/drama. Written by Philip Bartholomae and Jasper Ewing Brady. Directed by Frank Peck (also in cast as "A Window Cleaner"). Playhouse Theatre: 27 Aug 1921-Sep 1921 (closing date unknown/9 performances). Cast: Louis Bennison (as "Robert Wainwright"), Dorothy Bernard (as ... 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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Robert Altman's A Wedding (1978) was shot during the summer of 1977 principally on the Armour estate in Lake Bluff, IL. Every shooting day Cromwell and Ruth Nelson could be seen, in costume, in a small first-floor room set aside for them. Sometimes, they could be seen talking, but most often they each were absorbed reading books. See more »

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