Legendary character actor, Hume Cronyn, was born Hume Blake Cronyn Jr. on Jul 18, 1911 in London, Canada. Cronyn died at the age of 91 on Jun 15, 2003 in Fairfield, CT .
With reedy voice, narrow face and frowning brows, Canadian actor Hume Cronyn often played nosey parkers, henpecked husbands, or sadistic pint-size villains. He was little seen in pictures after the 1940s, preferring stage work with his wife Jessica Tandy (married 1942), although he contributed to the scripts of a couple of Hitchcock films in the late 1940s.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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Although Cronyn was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1944||Best Supporting Actor||The Seventh Cross (1944)||Paul Roeder||Nominated|
Cronyn was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame .
Birthday of the Week:By Beth Daniels on Jul 19, 2014 From Mildred's Fatburgers
Born Hume Blake Cronyn, Ontario July 18, 1911 to June 15, 2003 A Terrible Liar,By , Key Porter Books, 1991 How Did I Not Know He Was Canadian? Born in London, Ontario, to a well-placed family in the city, was sent to boarding school at age six and ult... Read full article
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