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Job Actor
Years active 1934-2003
Known for Nosey parkers, henpecked husbands, sadistic pint-size villains
Top Roles Prof. Rodney Elwell, Louis Howe, Paul Roeder, Herbie Hawkins, Diner at Inn
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Film Adaptation, Thriller/Suspense, War
Top TopicsWorld War II, Book-Based, Based on Play
Top Collaborators , , (Director), (Director)
Shares birthday with Red Skelton, Richard Dix, Chill Wills  see more..

Hume Cronyn Overview:

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 .

MINI BIO:

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).

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Cronyn was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1944Best Supporting ActorThe Seventh Cross (1944)Paul RoederNominated
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Cronyn was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame .

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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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Hume Cronyn Quotes:

Louis Howe: You don't have to remember a thing. You just read it!
Eleanor Roosevelt: I don't like *reading* a speech.
Louis Howe: Did you think the Gettysburg Address was ad-libbed?


Eleanor Roosevelt: I have this naive view that you should pursue principles without calculating the consequences.
Louis Howe: You're no politician.


Herbie Hawkins: He ran plunk right into the propeller of an airplane.
Joseph Newton: Ooh boy!
Herbie Hawkins: Cut him all to pieces. Had to identify him by his clothes. His shirts were all initialed.


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Hume Cronyn Facts
Attended Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario

7/11/88: He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) for his services to drama.

In 1946 Elia Kazan, looking for an actress to play Blanche Dubois in his upcoming Broadway production of "Streetcar Named Desire", saw a Los Angeles production of Tennessee Williams' earlier play "Portrait of a Madonna" in which Cronyn directed his wife Jessica Tandy. He was so impressed by her performance that he offered her the role.

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