Ross Alexander Overview:

Actor, Ross Alexander, was born Alexander Ross Smith on Jul 27, 1907 in Brooklyn, NY. Alexander died at the age of 29 on Jan 2, 1937 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.


Tall, liquid-lipped and soulful-looking, Alexander Ross was a rather gangling leading man. On stage from the age of 16, the loose-limbed Alexander was one of Warners' foremost lighter leading men in the mid-1930s, especially in college-style comedies opposite fluffy leading ladies such as Anita Louise. He is probably best remembered as Demetrius in 1935's Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Kent Carter: If anyone phones, tell em to come up and SUE me sometime!

Demetrius, in Love with Hermia: Where are Lysander and fair Hermia? The one I'll slay; the other slayeth me.

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Became a close friend to Henry Fonda in 1933 while both were performing together in summer stock. Fonda would serve as best man to Ross and Aleta when they married at Aleta's sister's home in East Orange, New Jersey the following year.

According to a Movie Mirror article published shortly after his death, Ross was married, at age 18, to an older woman and had a daughter. The union was supposedly short-lived and never proved as no woman or daughter ever surfaced.

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