(1911 - )
||Actor, screenwriter, and theater director Hume Cronyn
was born Hugh Blake on July 18, 1911 in London, Ontario. He has worked
as an actor, director, producer and writer on broadway since the 1930's.
He married actress Jessica Tandy in 1942. The two acted together
in the Broadway plays The Fourposter, A Delicate Balance,
Gin Game, and Foxfire and were known as the "The First
Couple of American Theatre." They also appeared together in the 1985
film Cocoon. Tandy died in 1994. Cronym had his screen debut in
1943 in Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt . He worked on the screenplays
Rope (1948) and Under Capricorn (1949).
Films include: Phantom of the Opera (1943); Lifeboat (1944);
Follies (1946); The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946); The
Green Years (1946); People Will Talk (1951); Sunrise at Campobello
(1960); Cleopatra (1963) ; Hamlet (1964); The Arrangement
(1969); The Parallax View (1974); The World According to
Garp (1982); The Pelican Brief (1993); Marvin's Room
(1996). Screen writing credits include: The Dollmaker (1984) (TV);
Foxfire (1987) (TV). Cronyn published his memoirs, A Terrible
Liar in 1991.