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: Directed / appeared (as "Matthew Dibble") in "Devils" on Broadway. Written by Daniel Nathan Rubin. Maxine Elliott's Theatre: 17 Mar 1926-Apr 1926 (closing date unknown/29 performances). Cast: Jennet Adair (as "Hannah Givens"), Reed Brown Jr. (as "Amos Givens"), Helen Cromwell (as "Sarah Dibble"), Frank Jameson (as "Mr. Marion")... 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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President of the Screen Directors Guild from 1944-46. See more »

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