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Hume Cronyn ACTOR


Hume Cronyn was born on July 18th, 1911 in London, Ontario in Canada with the birth name Hume Blake Cronyn Jr.  His father, Hume Blake Cronyn Sr. and Frances Amelia and he was born into a family with four other siblings.
After attending Boarding School at Elmwood he enrolled at Ridley College in Montreal and originally intended to pursue a degree and career in law, however mid way through school, he decided to switch his major to drama.
Along with working on a college degree he became very involved in boxing and fought as an amateur featherweight boxer.  In 1932 he was even nominated for the Canadian Olympic Boxing Team. 
Hume then switched schools to study drama at McGill University and then the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.  By 1934 he was already finding work as a stage actor on Broadway performing in such productions as, "Hipper's Holiday" (1934), "High Tor" (1938), "There's Always a Breeze" (1938) and "Three Sisters" (1939).
Along with working as a stage actor and earning quite a name for himself in the industry, Crony was also breaking into the film industry.  His first film came in 1943 in, "Shadow of Doubt" followed by roles in other films such as, "Lifeboat" (1944) and "The Seventh Cross" (1944) for which he received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In addition to film, Cronyn also appeared on a number of television series such as, "The Barbara Stanwyck Show", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Hawaii-Five O" and "Naked City" among many others.  He also worked with his first wife, actress Jessica Tandy on the radio show, "The Marriage" (1953-1954).  Together they also appeared on screen in, "The Green Years" (1946), "Cocoon" (1985) and "Cocoon: The Return" (1988).
Even though he was making quite a name for himself in Hollywood in the film and television industry, he did not neglect his first love of working as a stage actor.  He continued throughout his career to perform on the stage in such productions as, "The Survivors" (1948), "The Little Blue Light" (1951), "The Honeys" (1955), "The Man in the Dog Suit" (1958), "Big Fish, Little Fish" (1961) and "The Gin Game" (1977) which he not only performed in but produced as well. 
He received a number of honors throughout his career in the industry such as in 1964 winning a Tony Award for his role in, "Hamlet" and in 1994 another Tony Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award.  In 1988 a was also given an Officer of the Order of Canada Award for his services to drama followed by being inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 1999. 
Throughout his lifetime he married a total of three times.  His first wife was Emily Woodruff who he married in 1934 through 1936.  He then married Jessica Tandy from 1942 until she passed away in 1994 and they had two children together and lived in the Bahamas for quite some time.  After he lost his second wife he decided to re-marry in 1996 to Susan Cooper and they were together until he passed away on June 15th, 2003 in Fairfield, Connecticut after suffering from prostate cancer.  


2004 A Separate Peace
2001 Off Season
2000 Yesterday's Children
1999 Santa and Pete 
1999 Sea People
1999 Seasons of Love 
1998 Angel Passing
1997 Alone 
1997 12 Angry Men 
1996 Marvin's Room 
1995 People: A Musical Celebration
1994 Camilla 
1993 The Pelican Brief 
1959-1993 Hallmark Hall of Fame 
1992 Broadway Bound
1991 Christmas on Division Street 
1989 Age-Old Friends 
1989 Day One
1988 Cocoon: The Return 
1987 *batteries not included
1985 Cocoon 
1985 Brewster's Millions 
1984 Impulse 
1982 The World According to Garp
1981 Rollover
1981 Honky Tonk Freeway 
1981 The Gin Game 
1976 33 Hours in the Life of God 
1974 The Parallax View
1974 Conrack 
1972 Norman Corwin Presents 
1970-1971 Hawaii Five-O  
1969 Gaily, Gaily 
1969 The Arrangement 
1964 Hamlet 
1963 Cleopatra 
1961 Naked City 
1960 The Barbara Stanwyck Show 
1960 Sunrise at Campobello 
1960 Play of the Week
1960 Juno and the Paycock
1959 The Moon and Sixpence 
1956-1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents  
1956-1958 G.E. True Theater 
1958 The Loretta Young Show 
1958 Telephone Time 
1958 The DuPont Show of the Month
1957 Schlitz Playhouse 
1949-1957 Studio One in Hollywood 
1956-1957 The Alcoa Hour
1956 Chrysler Festival 
1956 Crowded Paradise
1956 Climax!
1956 The United States Steel Hour 
1950-1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 
1955 Producers' Showcase
1954 The Marriage 
1954 The Motorola Television Hour 
1953 Omnibus
1953 Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City 
1951 People Will Talk 
1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse 
1949-1950 Suspense
1949 Top o' the Morning 
1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre
1948 The Bride Goes Wild 
1947 Brute Force 
1947 The Beginning or the End
1946 The Secret Heart 
1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice 
1946 The Green Years 
1946 A Letter for Evie 
1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife 
1945 Ziegfeld Follies 
1945 Main Street After Dark 
1944 Blonde Fever
1944 The Seventh Cross
1944 Lifeboat 
1943 The Cross of Lorraine 
1943 Phantom of the Opera 
1943 Shadow of a Doubt

Matinee Classics - The Arrangement starring Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr, Richard Boone, Hume Cronyn, Michael Higgins, Carol Rossen, William Hansen and Harold Gould
Matinee Classics - Phantom of the Opera starring Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains, Edgar Barrier, Leo Carrillo, Jane Farrar, J. Edward Brombeg, Fritz Feld, Frank Puglia, Steven Geray, Barbara Everest and Hume Cronyn
Matinee Classics - Shadow of a Doubt starring Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Henry Travers, Patricia Collinge, Macdonald Carey, Wallace Ford and Hume Cronyn
Matinee Classics - Shadow of a Doubt starring Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Henry Travers, Patricia Collinge, Macdonald Carey, Wallace Ford and Hume Cronyn
Matinee Classics - Shadow of a Doubt starring Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Henry Travers, Patricia Collinge, Macdonald Carey, Wallace Ford and Hume Cronyn

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