Laird Cregar Overview:

Character actor, Laird Cregar, was born Samuel Laird Cregar on Jul 28, 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cregar died at the age of 31 on Dec 9, 1944 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

MINI BIO:

American actor who built up a tremendous reputation in just a few years, after making his name in a stage production of the life of Oscar Wilde. Particularly good at cynics and tormented men of evil, culminating in his portrayals of Jack the Ripper and George Harvey Bone. Died from a heart attack following a crash diet.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

Mere Oberon, George Sanders, and in "The Lodger"

By Stephen Reginald on May 23, 2022 From Classic Movie Man

Mere Oberon, George Sanders, and in "The Lodger" The Lodger (1944) is an American horror-suspense film directed by John Brahm and starring Merle Oberon, George Sanders, and . The film is based on Jack the Ripper and is a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's silent version, The ... Read full article


, Linda Darnell, and George Sanders find themselves in "Hangover Square"

By Stephen Reginald on Feb 22, 2022 From Classic Movie Man

, Linda Darnell, and George Sanders find themselves in "Hangover Square" Hangover Square (1945) is an American period film noir directed by John Brahm and starring , Linda Darnell, and George Sanders. Others in the cast include Glenn Langan, Faye Marlowe, and Alan Napier... Read full article


Great Villain Blogathon: in HANGOVER SQUARE (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 19, 2014 From Virtual Virago

This post is part of the Great Villain Blogathon hosted by Ruth of Silver Screenings, Karen of Shadows & Satin, and Kristina of Speakeasy — see all the movie baddies at any of these three blogs. The Fox studio heads were certain that was born to play villains, never mind t... Read full article


Great Villain Blogathon: in HANGOVER SQUARE (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 19, 2014 From Virtual Virago

This post is part of the Great Villain Blogathon hosted by Ruth of Silver Screenings, Karen of Shadows & Satin, and Kristina of Speakeasy — see all the movie baddies at any of these three blogs. The Fox studio heads were certain that was born to play villains, never mind t... Read full article


Great Villain Blogathon: in HANGOVER SQUARE (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 19, 2014 From Virtual Virago

This post is part of the Great Villain Blogathon hosted by Ruth of Silver Screenings, Karen of Shadows & Satin, and Kristina of Speakeasy — see all the movie baddies at any of these three blogs. The Fox studio heads were certain that was born to play villains, never mind t... Read full article


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Laird Cregar Quotes:

George Harvey Bone: And what did Guy Fawkes do?
Children: He tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament.


Ed Cornell: When I get all my evidence together, I'm gonna have you tied up like a pig in a slaughterhouse.


Jill Lynn: What's the good of living without hope?
Ed Cornell: It can be done.


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Laird Cregar Facts
Mammoth-sized US character actor, often in sinister or sulking roles -- sometimes of men twice his real age. He died young, of complications from a crash campaign to lose weight. (See also Marie Prevost.).

Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Eventide section, lot #37.

His rapid loss of weight to 200 pounds (88 kg) from 300 (132 kg) was more than his system could endure.

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