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Also Known As: Died: September 26, 1979
Born: December 23, 1888 Cause of Death: pulmonary embolism
Birth Place: Toledo, Ohio, USA Profession: Director ...
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1906:
Acting debut in "Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall"
1907:
Joined Cleveland Stock Company
1908:
Moved to NYC; toured with small theater companies; became actor and stage manager for 12 years with William A. Brady's theatrical company
1910:
Broadway acting debut in Brady's "Baby Mine"
1911:
Directed first stage play for Brady's company
1912:
Appeared on Broadway in "Little Women"; changed name to John Cromwell
1923:
Produced and directed "Tarnished", first of many plays backed as independent theatrical producer
1928:
While appearing in the Los Angeles stage production of "The Racket" (with Edward G. Robinson), signed to featured players contract as actor by Paramount
1929:
Film acting debut in "The Dummy"
1929:
Co-directing debut (with Edward Sutherland), "Close Harmony"
1929:
Solo directing debut (also actor), "The Mighty"
1933:
Began association with David O. Selznick
1936:
Left RKO and joined Selznick's independent production company
1942:
Returned to stage as actor in "Yankee Point"
1951:
Accused of being a Communist and blacklisted in Hollywood; returned again to stage (and won a Tony Award) as Henry Fonda's father in "Point of No Return"
:
Joined Tyrone Guthrie's repertory company with wife Ruth Nelson in early 1960s

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