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Also Known As: Died: July 16, 1936
Born: August 10, 1894 Cause of Death: car accident
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Director ... director producer actor stage manager journalist
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Best known for directing two sound barrier-breaking films; "Don Juan" (1926), with synchronized music, and "The Jazz Singer" (1927), the first "talkie." Married to silent screen leading lady Elaine Hammerstein, whom he directed in several films, and father of director-editor Alan Crosland Jr.

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