Broderick Crawford Overview:

Legendary actor, Broderick Crawford, was born William Broderick Crawford on Dec 9, 1911 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Crawford died at the age of 74 on Apr 26, 1986 in Rancho Mirage, CA and was laid to rest in Ferndale Cemetery in Johnstown, Fulton County, NY.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Broderick Crawford was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Actor for All the King's Men (as Willie Stark) in 1949.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1949Best ActorAll the King's Men (1949)Willie StarkWon
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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures.

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, Donna Reed, and John Derek all work for a "Scandal Sheet" Scandal Sheet (1952) is an American film noir directed by Phil Karlson and starring , Donna Reed, and John Derek. The strong supporting cast includes Rosemary DeCamp, Harry Morgan, and Strother Marti... Read full article


, Happy Birthday! 1911-1986 (2)

By C. S. Williams on Dec 9, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

A truly recognizable voice, with so many rumblings, valleys and?caverns, his sound is?immediately?attached to that well-worn, larger than life face. With booming tones and a huge lung?capacity, Crawford was admirably suited for the stage, he appeared in London at the Adelphi Theatre in She Loves Me ... Read full article


, Happy Birthday! 1911-1986

By C. S. Williams on Dec 9, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

A truly recognizable voice, with so many rumblings, valleys and?caverns, his sound is?immediately?attached to that well-worn, larger than life face. With booming tones and a huge lung?capacity, Crawford was admirably suited for the stage, he appeared in London at the Adelphi Theatre in She Loves Me ... Read full article


, Happy Birthday! 1911-1986

By C. S. Williams on Dec 9, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

A truly recognizable voice, with so many rumblings, valleys and?caverns, his sound is?immediately?attached to that well-worn, larger than life face. With booming tones and a huge lung?capacity, Crawford was admirably suited for the stage, he appeared in London at the Adelphi Theatre in She Loves Me ... Read full article


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Broderick Crawford Quotes:

Jug Martin: Weepy, I don't like the idea of going into a bank through the front door.


Romany O'Rattigan: Somebody has to run things. sergeant Trainor has experience in this country. I'm a civilian, and I'll follow his orders.
Sgt. Matt Trainor: Did you hear that, Ruppert?
[Trainor takes away Ruppert's canteen]
Sgt. Matt Trainor: I'll tell you when to drink, when to eat, when to sleep, and when to breathe!


Steve Crandall: So that's what you've got. Talent, huh?


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Father of Kelly G. Crawford

Sons: Kelly and Kim.

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 210-211. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.

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