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LAWRENCE CRINER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Lawrence Criner was born on July 19th, 1898 in Waco Texas with the birth name John Lawrence Criner.  He began acting in 1926 appearing on such films as, "The Flying Ace" (1926), "The Millionaire" (1927), "Black Gold" (1928) and the short film, "Oft in the Silly Night" (1929).  

As his career progressed he remained working in the industry, but never reached the level of stardom he had hoped to achieve.  In total he appeared in 27 roles, all of which were film roles up until the 1950's.
 
Many of his roles were un-credited and his most recent appearances were on the films, "Law of the Jungle" (1942), "What a Guy" (1948) and "The Jackie Robinson Story" (1950) starring Jackie Robinson himself and Ruby Dee, the biography about the man who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball and went on to become Rookie of the Year for the Brooklyn Dodgers and later enshrined in The Hall of Fame.  He then retired from the industry and passed away at the age of sixty six on March 8th, 1965 in Los Angeles, California.  
 

Filmography

1950   The Jackie Robinson Story

1948   Miracle in Harlem

1948   What a Guy

1947   Pigmeat's Laugh Hepcats

1942   Law of the Jungle 

1942   Freckles Comes Home 

1941   Sullivan's Travels 

1941   The Gang's All Here 

1941   King of the Zombies 

1941   Up Jumped the Devil 

1940   Four Shall Die 

1940   While Thousands Cheer 

1940   Am I Guilty? 

1940   Gang War 

1940   Mr. Smith Goes Ghost 

1939   One Dark Night 

1939   The Adventures of Jane Arden 

1939   Midnight Shadow 

1938   Gang Smashers 

1938   The Duke Is Tops

1938   Life Goes On 

1937   Gangsters on the Loose 

1934   Black Moon 

1929   Oft in the Silly Night

1928   Black Gold

1927   The Millionaire 

1926   The Flying Ace





Matinee Classics - The Flying Ace starring Boise De Legge, George Colvin, Sam Jordan, Harold Platts, Lyons Daniels, Kathryn Boyd, Dr. R.L. Brown, Lawrence Criner and Steve Reynolds
Matinee Classics - Am I Guilty? starring Ralph Cooper, Sybil Lewis, Sam McDaniel, Lawrence Criner, Marcella Moreland, Arthur Ray, Reginald Fenderson and Monte Hawley
Matinee Classics - One Dark Night starring Mantan Moreland, Betty Treadville, Josephine Pearson, John Thomas, Arthur Ray, Jessie Grayson, Bobby Simmons, Lawrence Criner and Ruby Logan
Matinee Classics - Miracle in Harlem starring Sheila Guyse, Stepin Fetchit, Hilda Offley, Creighton Thompson, Kenneth Freeman, William Greaves, Sybyl Lewis, Lawrence Criner, Jack Carter and Milton Williams
Matinee Classics - Racket Doctor starring Ralph Cooper, Sybil Lewis, Sam McDaniel, Laurence Criner, Marcella Moreland, Arthur Ray, Reginald Fenderson and Monte Hawley
Matinee Classics - The Duke is Tops starring Lena Horne, Ralph Cooper, Lawrence Criner, Monte Hawley, Willie Covan, Neva Peoples, Vernon McCallum, Edward Thompson, Johnny Taylor, Ray Martin, Guersney Morrow and Charlie Hawkins
Matinee Classics - The Flying Ace starring Boise De Legge, George Colvin, Sam Jordan, Harold Platts, Lyons Daniels, Kathryn Boyd, Dr. R.L. Brown, Lawrence Criner and Steve Reynolds
Matinee Classics - The Gang's All Here starring Frankie Darro, Marcia Mae Jones, Jackie Moran, Keye Luke, Mantan Moreland, Robert Homans, Irving Mitchell, Ed Cassidy, Pat Gleason, Jack Kenney, Jack Ingram and Lawrence Criner


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