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.

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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:

Steve McCleary: You should have started running when you got my wire, sucker.
Mark Chapman: I gambled. If the stakes are big enough, you don't run until there's nothing else left to do.


Jug Martin: I see the problem, strategy.


Willie Stark: It could have been - whole world - Willie Stark.


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

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.

Sons: Kelly and Kim.

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