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Hume Cronyn
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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, The 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 of  Hitchcock's Rope (1948) and Under Capricorn (1949). Films include: Phantom of the Opera (1943); Lifeboat (1944); Ziegfeld 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.
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