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:

Willie Stark: Now, shut up! Shut up, all of you! Now listen to me, you hicks. Yeah, you're hicks too, and they fooled you a thousand times like they fooled me. But this time, I'm going to fool somebody. I'm going to stay in this race. I'm on my own and I'm out for blood.


Steve Crandall: Every day's your birthday if you're a good friend of mine.


Romany O'Rattigan: Somebody has to run things. sergeant Trainor has experience in this country. I'm a civilian, and I'll follow his orders.
Sgt. Matt Trainor: Did you hear that, Ruppert?
[Trainor takes away Ruppert's canteen]
Sgt. Matt Trainor: I'll tell you when to drink, when to eat, when to sleep, and when to breathe!


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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.

Sons: Kelly and Kim.

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.

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