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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, 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:

Mark Chapman: Write me a sob story. 'Miss Lonelyheart' won't be lonely anymore.


Dr. Aarons: I can see the picture you got of yourself already... a country road and an old Ford. It's a white house and you are Saint George complete in spotless armor. You get to a farmhouse. There's this man bleeding to death. Now alone, without instruments, without assistance, you perform an impossible operation, and because your heart is pure, you save him.
Lucas Marsh: I haven't any th...
Dr. Aarons: [Interrupting] You're going to go down that road. When you get there, you know what you're going to find? A man with a boil on his backside. You hear me? A boil on his backside! You will lance it and go home.
Lucas Marsh: [Smiling ironically and turning to leave] Good-bye, Doctor.
Dr. Aarons: [Loudly across the room] Marsh, you're one of the most brilliant students we've ever had here. You'll be aa great physician. Stop living your life like a Greek tragedy, or you'll muff it!
Lucas Marsh: [Soberly] Thank you.
Dr. Aarons: [Quietly] Goodbye, Doctor.


Judge Monte Stanton: Pillsbury is guilty. As Attorney General of this state, it's my job to prosecute.
Willie Stark: Judge, you talk like Pillsbury was human. He isn't. He's a thing. You don't prosecute an adding machine if a spring goes busted and makes a mistake. You fix it. Well, I fixed him.


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Son of actress Helen Broderick and Lester Crawford.

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

Sons: Kelly and Kim.

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