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Hume Cronyn

Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn at the 1988 Emmy Awards
Birth name Hume Blake Cronyn
Born July 18, 1911
Ontario, Canada
Died June 15, 2003
Fairfield, Connecticut
Years active 1943 - 2003
Spouse(s) Emily Woodruff (1935-1941)
Jessica Tandy (1942-1994)
Susan Cooper (1996-2003)
Academy Awards
Nominated: Best Supporting Actor
1944 The Seventh Cross

Hume Blake Cronyn, OC (July 18, 1911June 15, 2003) was a Canadian/American stage, film, and broadcast actor who enjoyed a long and distinguished career—often appearing professionally with his second wife, Jessica Tandy—after overcoming an early image as a film heavy. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 404 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (790 × 1172 pixel, file size: 87 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Jessica Tandy Hume Cronyn User:Peregrine... July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... See also: 1942 in film 1943 1944 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America For Whom the Bell Tolls The Song of Bernadette This is the Army Stage Door Canteen Random Harvest Star Spangled Rhythm Casablanca Journey Into Fear Academy Awards Best... // February 24 - The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanski, wins 7 Cesar Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Music and Best Cinematography. ... Jessica Tandy, christened Jessie Alice Tandy (June 7, 1909 – September 11, 1994) was a noted Academy Award-winning English theatre, film and TV actress who became an American citizen. ... Susan Mary Cooper (born May 23, 1935) in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England is a British author. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Seventh Cross is a 1944 film with Hume Cronyn. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ... July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Jessica Tandy, christened Jessie Alice Tandy (June 7, 1909 – September 11, 1994) was a noted Academy Award-winning English theatre, film and TV actress who became an American citizen. ...

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Biography

Early life

Cronyn was born in London, Ontario, Canada, one of five children of Hume Blake Cronyn, a businessman and a Member of Parliament for London (and for whom the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory and asteroid (12050) Humecronyn are named), and his wife Frances Amelia Labatt, an heiress of the brewing company of the same name. Nickname: Location of London in relation to Middlesex County and the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Middlesex County Settled 1826 as a village Incorporated 1855 as a city Government  - City Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best  - Governing Body London City Council  - MPs Sue Barnes (LPC) Glen Pearson... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th... Hume Blake Cronyn (born August 28, 1864 in London, Canada West-died June 19, 1933) was a Canadian politician and lawyer. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... London was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1968. ... Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. ...


His grandfather was Verschoyle Cronyn. His great-grandfather was Bishop Benjamin Cronyn, who was the first Anglican bishop of Huron diocese, and founder of Huron College at the University of Western Ontario. His great-uncle Benjamin Jr. was both a prominent citizen and early mayor of London, Ontario. Benjamin Jr. was later indicted for fraud and fled to Vermont. During his tenure in London he built a mansion called Oakwood, which currently serves as the head office of the Info-Tech Research Group. Huron University College is an affiliated college of the University of Western Ontario. ... The University of Western Ontario (also known as Western, UWO, or Western Ontario) is a coeducational, non-denominational, research university located in London, Ontario, Canada. ... This is list of mayors of London, Ontario, Canada. ...


Cronyn was also a cousin of Canadian-born theater producer, Robert Whitehead. For other uses, see Cousin (disambiguation). ... A theatrical producer is the person ultimately responsible for overseeing all aspects of mounting a theatrical production. ... Robert Whitehead (January 3, 1823 - November 14, 1905), British engineer. ...


Early in life, Cronyn was an amateur featherweight boxer, having the skills to even be nominated for the 1932 Canadian Olympic Boxing Team. Look up amateur in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Featherweight is a weight class division in the sport of boxing and wrestling (Greco-Roman). ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left, throwing a left uppercut) versus Rafael Ortiz Boxing, also called prizefighting or pugilism is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in a series of one to three-minute intervals called...


Career

Cronyn in Lifeboat, 1944

His family had hoped he would pursue a law career, but subsequent to graduating from Ridley College, Cronyn switched majors, from pre-law to drama, while attending McGill University, and continued his acting studies thereafter, under Max Reinhardt and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1934, he made his Broadway debut as a janitor in Hipper's Holiday and became known for his versatility, playing a number of different roles on stage. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ridley College is a co-educational boarding and day University-preparatory school located in St. ... McGill University is a publicly funded, co-educational research university located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Max Reinhardt Max Reinhardt (born September 9, 1873 in Baden bei Wien; died October 31, 1943 in New York City) was an influential Austrian director and actor. ... The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) is a fully accredited two-year conservatory with campuses located at 120 Madison Avenue in New York City (in a landmark building designed by famed architect Stanford White as the original Colony Club) and 1336 North La Brea Avenue in Hollywood (in a... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ...


His first Hollywood film was Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943). He later appeared in Hitchcock's Lifeboat (1944) and was a writer for the screenplays of Rope (1948) and Under Capricorn (1949). He was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his performance in The Seventh Cross (1944) and won a Tony Award for his performance as Polonius opposite Richard Burton's Hamlet (1964). Cronyn bought the screenplay What Nancy Wanted from Norma Barzman &mdash later blacklisted with her husband Ben Barzman &mdash with the idea of producing the film and starring Tandy. However, he sold the screenplay to RKO which later filmed it as The Locket (1946). (Source: Cronyn-Tandy Collection at the Library of Congress) ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) was a highly influential film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... For other uses, see Shadow of a Doubt (disambiguation). ... See also: 1942 in film 1943 1944 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America For Whom the Bell Tolls The Song of Bernadette This is the Army Stage Door Canteen Random Harvest Star Spangled Rhythm Casablanca Journey Into Fear Academy Awards Best... Lifeboat is a 1944 World War II war film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock from a story written by John Steinbeck. ... // July 20 - Since You Went Away is released. ... Rope (1948) is an Alfred Hitchcock classic film notable for its single location covered in what appeared to be just a few continuous shots. ... See also: 1947 in film 1948 1949 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Red Shoes, (55th in year of release, lifetime box office would place it in first) The Road to Rio Easter Parade Red River The Three Musketeers, Johnny... Under Capricorn is a 1949 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock based on a novel by Helen Simpson. ... See also: 1948 in film 1949 1950 in film 1940s in film 1950s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films North America Adams Rib Jolson Sings Again Pinky I Was a Male War Bride, The Snake Pit, Joan of Arc Academy Awards Best Picture: All the... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Seventh Cross is a 1944 film with Hume Cronyn. ... // July 20 - Since You Went Away is released. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Polonius is a character from William Shakespeares Hamlet. ... Richard Burton CBE (November 10, 1925 – August 5, 1984) was a Welsh actor. ... Hamlet and Horatio in the cemetery by Eugène Delacroix For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... RKO could stand for: RKO Pictures The R.K.O. - finishing manoever (and initials) of WWE professional wrestler Randy Orton. ... The Locket is a 1946 suspense film directed by John Brahm. ... See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... The Great Hall interior. ...


Personal life

Poster for the original Broadway production of The Gin Game.
Poster for the original Broadway production of The Gin Game.

Cronyn was married to actress Jessica Tandy from 1942 until her death in 1994, and appeared with her in many of their more memorable dramatic stage, film and TV outings, including The Gin Game, Foxfire, Cocoon and Cocoon: The Return. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Jessica Tandy, christened Jessie Alice Tandy (June 7, 1909 – September 11, 1994) was a noted Academy Award-winning English theatre, film and TV actress who became an American citizen. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Gin Game is a two-person, two-act play by D.L. Coburn. ... Foxfire may refer to: FoxFire is also a report writer Foxfire Botanical Garden: a botanical garden in Wisconsin Foxfire, North Carolina: a small town Foxfire: the bioluminescence from a forest fungus. ... Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film about a group of elderly humans who were rejuvenated by aliens. ... 1988 sequel to the feature film, Cocoon. ...


The couple even starred in a short-lived (1953-1954) radio series, The Marriage (based on their earlier Broadway play, The Fourposter), playing New York attorney Ben Marriott and his wife, former fashion buyer Liz, struggling with her switch to domestic life and their raising an awkward teenage daughter (future soap opera star Denise Alexander). The show was scheduled to move from radio to television, with Cronyn producing as well as acting in the show. However, Tandy - according to the Internet Accuracy Project - suffered a miscarriage and the project had to be shelved. 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... Categories: Stub | 1939 births | Soap opera actors ...


The IAP also notes Cronyn turned up on the infamous Hollywood blacklist for a spell - not because of his own political activity (Cronyn was long believed to shy away from political activism) - but because he had hired, often without caring about their politics, staff members who had already been blacklisted. Protestors opposing the jailing of the Hollywood Ten in 1950 (from the 1987 documentary Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist). ...


Cronyn re-married in July 1996, to author Susan Cooper. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Susan Mary Cooper (born May 23, 1935) in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England is a British author. ...


He became an American citizen in 1966. His 1991 autobiography was called A Terrible Liar (ISBN 0-688-12844-0). 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1988, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Cronyn was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 1999. He died at age 91 of prostate cancer at his home in Fairfield, Connecticut after having lived for many years in nearby Pound Ridge, New York. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Prostate cancer is a disease in which cancer develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Pound Ridge is a town located in Westchester County, New York. ... NY redirects here. ...


Broadway appearances

  • Hipper's Holiday - 1934
  • High Tor - 1937
  • There's Always a Breeze - 1938
  • Escape This Night - 1938
  • Off to Buffalo - 1939
  • Three Sisters - 1939
  • The Weak Link - 1940
  • Retreat to Pleasure - 1940
  • Mr. Big - 1941
  • Portrait of a Madonna - 1946 (Director)
  • The Survivors - 1948
  • Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep - 1950
  • Hilda Crane - 1950
  • The Little Blue Light - 1951
  • The Fourposter - 1951
  • The Honeys - 1955
  • A Day By The Sea - 1955
  • The Egghead - 1957
  • The Man in the Dog Suit - 1958
  • Triple Play - 1959
  • Big Fish, Little Fish - 1961
  • Hamlet - 1964 (Tony Award for role of Polonius)
  • The Physicists - 1964
  • Slow Dance on the Killing Ground - 1964
  • A Delicate Balance - 1966
  • Promenade, All! - 1972
  • Noël Coward in Two Keys - 1974
  • The Gin Game - 1977 (performed, produced)
  • Foxfire - 1982 (performed, wrote play and lyrics)
  • The Petition - 1986

Publicity photo for the Broadway production of The Four Poster with, from left to right, director José Ferrer, stars Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, and playwright Jan de Hartog The Fourposter is a play by Jan de Hartog. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ...

Filmography

For other uses, see Shadow of a Doubt (disambiguation). ... Phantom of the Opera is a 1943 Universal horror film starring Claude Rains. ... Lifeboat is a 1944 World War II war film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock from a story written by John Steinbeck. ... The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1946 film based on the 1934 novel by James M. Cain. ... Brute Force is a 1947 brooding, brutal drama movie considered film noir. ... People Will Talk (1951) is a movie directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Cary Grant and Jeanne Crain, with supporting performances by Hume Cronyn, Finlay Currie, Walter Slezak, and Sidney Blackmer. ... Crowded Paradise is a 1956 film starring Hume Cronyn and Nancy Kelly. ... A Dolls House is a 1959 made for television movie, directed by George Schaefer. ... Sunrise at Campobello is a 1960 film which tells the story of the struggle by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt against polio. ... Cleopatra is a 1963 film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. ... Hamlet and Horatio in the cemetery by Eugène Delacroix For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... There Was a Crooked Man. ... The Parallax View is a 1974 movie directed by Alan J. Pakula and starring Warren Beatty (who was also a producer), adapted from the novel by Loren Singer. ... The Gin Game is a two-person, two-act play by D.L. Coburn. ... The World According to Garp book cover The World According to Garp is a novel by John Irving. ... Brewsters Millions is a novel written by George Barr McCutcheon in 1902. ... Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film about a group of elderly humans who were rejuvenated by aliens. ... *batteries not included is a 1987 family film directed by Matthew Robbins. ... 1988 sequel to the feature film, Cocoon. ... To Dance with the White Dog was a film based on a novel by Georgia author Terry Kay. ... The Pelican Brief is a legal/suspense thriller written by John Grisham in 1992. ... Marvins Room is a play by Scott McPherson which tells the story of a man who had a stroke 17 years ago and has spent all of the time vegetating in his bedroom. ... 12 Angry Men is a 1997 television film directed by William Friedkin, based on the play 12 Angry Men and previous films. ... Off Season is a 2001 TV movie directed by Bruce Davison, and starring Sherilyn Fenn, Rory Culkin, Hume Cronyn, Adam Arkin, and Bruce Davison. ...

External links


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Hume Cronyn - Northern Stars (1012 words)
Norman Jewison directed Cronyn in Gaily, Gaily in 1968, and with no sign he was ready to slow down, he remained busy through the 1970s and 1980s, appearing in movies such as The Parallax View (1974), The World Accodring to Garp (1982), Impulse (1984), Cocoon (1985) and Cocoon:The Return (1988) to name just a few.
Hume Cronyn was married to Jessica Tandy from 1942 until her death in 1994.
But then, Hume Cronyn has been warmly rewarded by the applause of the people who have been lucky enough to see him and the love of the people who were lucky enough to have worked with him.
Hume Cronyn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (374 words)
He was born in London, Ontario, Canada, one of three children of Hume Blake Cronyn (a businessman and a Member of Parliament for London, and for whom Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory and asteroid (12050) Humecronyn are named) and his wife Frances Amelia Labatt, of the brewing company family.
Hume Cronyn studied drama at McGill University, and continued his acting studies under Max Reinhardt and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Cronyn was married to actress Jessica Tandy from 1942 until her death in 1994, and appeared with her in many of their more memorable dramatic stage, film and TV outings, including The Gin Game, Foxfire, Cocoon and Cocoon: The Return.
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