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Broderick Crawford ACTOR

Broderick Crawford was born on December 9th, 1911 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the birth name William Broderick Crawford, born to parents, Lester Crawford and Helen Broderick.  Both of his parents worked in the entertainment industry as vaudeville performers and both his parents even had the chance to appear in a couple films.
He first became involved in acting as a stage performer working with his parents for producer Max Gordon.  After vaudeville began to lose its popularity, he decided to enroll in college at Harvard University, but only for three months before dropping out.
His first stage role was in, "Of Mice and Men".   He also worked in radio with the Marx Brothers on an NBC radio comedy called, "Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel".  After a number of other roles on Broadway, Crawford decided to relocate to Hollywood and begin pursuing a career in films.  His film debut was in, "Woman Chases Man" (1937).
He took a break from acting in the early 40's to join the United States Army Air Corps and served as a sergeant in Britain.  Upon his completion of military service, Crawford was cast in the film, "All the King's Men" (1949) which earned him his first Academy Award for Best Actor.  As his career progressed he was seen in such films as, "Born Yesterday" (1950) co-starring William Holden and Judy Holiday, "Scandal Sheet" (1952), "Human Desire" (1954), "Between Heaven and Hell" (1956) and "Not as a Stranger" (1955).      
Along with his success as a film actor he was also seen regularly on television such as was the case when he was offered the role of 'Chief Dan Matthews' on, "Highway Patrol" (1955) which was highly successful and kept Crawford mainly working on television for the remainder of his career.  He was also cast in, "King of Diamonds" (1961-1962).  Other television appearances included, "Chips", "Ironside", "Get Smart", "Fantasy Island" and "Burke's Law" among many others.  All together, Crawford appeared in 140 motion pictures and television roles throughout his career.  
Broderick Crawford passed away at the age of seventy six, on April 26th, 1986 in Rancho Mirage, California after suffering from a number of strokes.  Throughout his lifetime, he had married three different wives.  His first was, Kay Griffith in 1940 and they had two children before ending their marriage in 1958.  He then married, Joan Tabor in 1962 and they remained together until 1967.  His final wife was Mary Alice Moore whom he wed in 1973 and they were together until he passed away.
He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to Motion Pictures and Television.


1982 Simon & Simon

1982 Liar's Moon 

1982 The Uppercrust 

1981 Fantasy Island 

1981 Vega$ 

1980 There Goes the Bride 

1980 Harlequin

1979 The Hughes Mystery

1978 Flying High 

1977 The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover 

1977 Ningen no shômei 

1976 Mayday at 40,000 Feet!

1976 Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby 

1976 Hunter

1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood 

1976 City of Angels 

1975 Medical Story 

1974 Harry O

1974 The Phantom of Hollywood 

1973 Terror in the Wax Museum 

1973 Jigsaw 

1973 Embassy 

1972 Banacek 

1972 The Candidate 

1972 Rod Serling's Night Gallery

1972 Adventures of Nick Carter 

1972 Alias Smith and Jones 

1971 Cade's County 

1971 The Man and the City 

1971 A Tattered Web 

1970-1971 The Interns

1970 Gregorio and His Angel

1970 The Challenge

1970 It Takes a Thief

1970 Bracken's World 

1970 Mir hat es immer Spaß gemacht

1970 Hell's Bloody Devils

1970 Guerilla Strike Force 

1970 Ransom Money 

1970 The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go

1968-1969 The Name of the Game 

1969 Love, American Style

1969 Get Smart

1969 Land of the Giants 

1969 Ironside 

1968 Cimarron Strip

1967 Mutiny at Fort Sharp 

1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 

1967 The Vulture 

1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.

1967 Red Tomahawk 

1966 The Texican

1964-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 

1966 The Oscar

1966 Kid Rodelo

1965 Up from the Beach

1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre 

1965 The Rogues 

1964 Burke's Law 

1964 A House Is Not a Home 

1964 Rawhide

1964 Destry

1963 Arrest and Trial

1963 The Virginian

1963 No temas a la ley 

1963 Kraft Mystery Theater

1963 The Castilian 

1962 Convicts 4

1961-1962 King of Diamonds

1961 Square of Violence

1960 Goliath and the Dragon

1955-1959 Highway Patrol

1959 The Rough Riders

1958 Bat Masterson 

1958 The Decks Ran Red

1956 Telephone Time

1956 Between Heaven and Hell 

1956 The Fastest Gun Alive 

1955 Il Bidone

1955 Not as a Stranger 

1955 Damon Runyon Theater

1955 Big House, U.S.A. 

1955 New York Confidential 

1955 Producers' Showcase

1955 Man on a Bus 

1954 Down Three Dark Streets 

1954 Human Desire 

1954 Night People 

1953-1954 Schlitz Playhouse

1952-1953 Lux Video Theatre 

1953 The Last Posse 

1953 Danger 

1953 The Ford Television Theatre 

1953 G.E. True Theater 

1953 Last of the Comanches 

1953 Four Star Playhouse

1952 Stop, You're Killing Me 

1952 Lone Star 

1952 Scandal Sheet 

1951 The Mob 

1950 Born Yesterday 

1950 Convicted 

1950 Cargo to Capetown

1949 All the King's Men

1949 Anna Lucasta 

1949 Night Unto Night 

1949 A Kiss in the Dark 

1949 Bad Men of Tombstone

1948 Sealed Verdict

1948 The Time of Your Life

1947 The Flame 

1947 Slave Girl

1946 Black Angel 

1946 The Runaround 

1942 Keeping Fit

1942 Sin Town

1942 Men of Texas 

1942 Broadway

1942 Larceny, Inc. 

1942 Butch Minds the Baby 

1942 North to the Klondike 

1941 South of Tahiti 

1941 Badlands of Dakota 

1941 Tight Shoes 

1941 The Black Cat 

1940 The Texas Rangers Ride Again

1940 Trail of the Vigilantes

1940 Seven Sinners 

1940 When the Daltons Rode 

1940 I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby 

1939 Slightly Honorable

1939 Eternally Yours 

1939 The Real Glory

1939 Island of Lost Men 

1939 Beau Geste

1939 Undercover Doctor

1939 Sudden Money

1939 Ambush 

1938 Start Cheering

1937 Woman Chases Man

Matinee Classics - Seven Sinners starring John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Albert Dekker, Broderick Crawford, Anna Lee, Mischa Auer, Billy Gilbert, Richard Carle, Samuel S. Hinds, Oscar Homolka and Reginald Denny
Matinee Classics - A Tattered Web starring Lloyd Bridges, Frank Converse and Broderick Crawford
Matinee Classics - Highway Patrol starring Broderick Crawford
Matinee Classics - Broderick Crawford, stage, screen, radio and television actor
Matinee Classics - Black Angel starring Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre, Wallace Ford and Broderick Crawford
Matinee Classics - Born Yesterday starring Judy Holliday, William Holden and Broderick Crawford
Matinee Classics - Night Unto Night starring Ronald Reagan, Viveca Lindfors, Broderick Crawford, Rosemary DeCamp, Osa Massen, Art Baker, Craig Stevens, Erskine Sanford, Ann Burr, Johnny McGovern, Lillian Yarbo, Ross Ford, Almira Sessions and Dick Elliott
Matinee Classics - Not as a Stranger starring Olivia de Havilland, Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, Charles Bickford, Myron McCormick, Lon Chaney Jr., Jesse White, Harry Morgan and Lee Marvin
Matinee Classics - Ransom Money starring Broderick Crawford, Rachel Romen, Gordon Jump, Randy Whipple, Robert Cain, Sebastian Stuart and Tracy Marlow
Matinee Classics - Slightly Honorable starring Pat O'Brien, Edward Arnold, Broderick Crawford, Ruth Terry,Alan Dinehart, Claire Dodd, Phyllis Brooks, Eve Arden, Douglass Cumbrille, Bernard Nedell and Douglas Fowley

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