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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.

BlogHub Articles:

, 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:

Myrna Hartley: [responding to a noise] What was that?
Hubert Smith: Only a cat. There's always a cat someplace around here.


Elaine Winslow: Were you insinuating that Grandmother's death wasn't accidental?
Hubert Smith: Well, she wasn't killed by kindness, was she?


Willie Stark: Jack, there's something on everybody. Man is conceived in sin and born in corruption. He passes from the stink of the dydie to the stench of the shroud. There's ALWAYS something.


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Broderick Crawford Facts
Appeared on Broadway for the second (and last) time as "Lennie" in John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" in 1937, which established him as an actor. One of his co-stars was Will Geer.

During World War 2, he was a regular radio announcer for the Armed Forces Network, introducing broadcasts of live musical performances for such artists as Glenn Miller's Air Force Band.

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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