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Hume Cronyn

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B: July 18, 1911 in London, Ontario
D: June 15, 2003 in Fairfield, Connecticut
Hume Cronyn made his professional debut at the National Theater in Washington, D.C., in Up Pops the Devil in the spring of 1931 when he was not quite 20-years-old. He went on to become a valued member of director George Abbott’s personal stock company a few years later and made his first appearance on Broadway as a janitor and understudy to Burgess Meredith in the role of Jim Hipper in Hipper’s Holiday in 1934. Once on Broadway he stayed to appear in plays like Boy Meets Girl, Three Men on a Horse, High Tor and Room Service, a play that was optioned by Columbia Pictures. He refused to be screen tested for the role he had created on Broadway, and therefore did not appear in the film version.

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Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Shadow of Doubt (1943)
Phantom of the Opera (1943)
The Cross of Lorraine (1943)
The Seventh Cross (1944)
Main Street After Dark (1944)
Blonde Fever (1944)
LifeBoat (1944)
A Letter for Evie (1945)
The Sailor Takes a Wife (1945)
The Green Years (1946)
The Postman Always Ring Twice (1946)
Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
The Beginning or the End (1947)
Brute Force (1947)
The Beginning or the End (1947)
The Bride Goes Wild (1948)
Top o’ the Morning (1949)

People Will Talk (1951)
Crowded Paradise (1956)
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (TV-1958)
The Moon and Sixpence (TV-1959)

Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Juno and the Paycock (TV-1960)
Cleopatra (1963)
Hamlet (1964)
Gaily Gaily (1969)

The Arrangement (1970)
There Was A Crooked Man (1970)
The Parallax View (1974)
Conrack (1974)

Rollover (1980)
The Gin Game (TV-1981)
Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)
The World According to Garp (1982)
Brewster’s Millions (1984)
Impulse (1984)
Cocoon (1985)
The Thrill of Genius (1985)
Batteries Not Included (1987)
Foxfire (TV-1987)
Cocoon: The Return (1988)
Day One (TV-1989)
Age-Old Friends (TV-1989)

Broadway Bound (TV-1991)
Christmas on Division Street (TV-1991)
To Dance with the White Dog (TV-1993)
The Pelican Brief (1993)
Camilla (1994)
An African Love Story (TV-1996)
Marvin’s Room (1996)
Alone (1997)
Angel Passing (1998)
Twelve Angry Men (TV-1998)
Sea People (TV-1999)
Santa and Pete (TV-1999)

Yesterday’s Children (TV-2000)
Off Season (TV-2001)
A Separate Peace (TV-2003)


TV Series – Cast:
The Marriage (1954)
Seasons of Love (1998, mini-series)