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, Duval
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Film Adaptation, Thriller/Suspense, War
Top TopicsWorld War II, Book-Based, Romance (Comic)
Top Collaborators , (Director), (Director), (Producer)
Shares birthday with Richard Dix, Chill Wills, Red Skelton  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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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:

Cleopatra: The way to prevent war is to be ready for it!
Sosigenes: Have 300 warships ever been built for war without war?


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


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?


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

Won two Tony Awards: in 1964, as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for playing Polonius in Shakespeare/s "Hamlet," and, in 1994, a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achuievement that was shared with his wife, Jessica Tandy. And he was nominated six other times: as Best Actor (Dramatic), in 1961 for: Big Fish, Little Fish" and in 1967 for Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance;" as Best Actor (Play), in 1978 for "The Gin Game" and in 1986 for "The Petition;" as Producer (Dramatic), in 1965 as co-producer of Best Play nominee "Slow Dance on the Killing Ground;" and as co-producer in 1978 of Best Play nominee "The Gin Game."

1972: Won an 1972-73 Obie for Distinguished Performance for "Krapp's Last Tape".

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