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Laird Cregar (July 28, 1913 – December 9, 1944) was an American film actor.

Samuel Laird Cregar was the youngest of six sons of Edward Matthews Cregar, a cricketer and member of a team called the Gentlemen of Philadelphia. They toured internationally in the late 1890s and early 1900s. Laird's mother was the former Elizabeth Smith.

Laird Cregar was educated at Winchester College in England, spending his summers as a page boy and bit player with the Stratford-upon-Avon theatrical troupe. Upon completing his schooling, Cregar won a scholarship at California's Pasadena Playhouse, supporting himself as a nightclub bouncer when funds ran out. So broke that at times he had to sleep in his car, Cregar forced Hollywood to pay attention to him by staging his own one-man show, in which he portrayed Oscar Wilde.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Laird Cregar (July 28, 1913 – December 9, 1944) was an American film actor.

Samuel Laird Cregar was the youngest of six sons of Edward Matthews Cregar, a cricketer and member of a team called the Gentlemen of Philadelphia. They toured internationally in the late 1890s and early 1900s. Laird's mother was the former Elizabeth Smith.

Laird Cregar was educated at Winchester College in England, spending his summers as a page boy and bit player with the Stratford-upon-Avon theatrical troupe. Upon completing his schooling, Cregar won a scholarship at California's Pasadena Playhouse, supporting himself as a nightclub bouncer when funds ran out. So broke that at times he had to sleep in his car, Cregar forced Hollywood to pay attention to him by staging his own one-man show, in which he portrayed Oscar Wilde.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Laird Cregar, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 14

Birthday 1913-07-28

Day of Death 1944-12-09

Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1945 Hangover Square as George Harvey Bone
1944 The Lodger as Mr. Slade
1943 Holy Matrimony as Clive Oxford
1943 Heaven Can Wait as His Excellency
1943 Hello, Frisco, Hello as Sam Weaver
1942 The Black Swan as Capt. Henry Morgan
1942 Ten Gentlemen From West Point as Maj. Sam Carter
1942 This Gun for Hire as Willard Gates
1942 Rings on Her Fingers as Warren
1942 Joan of Paris as Herr Funk
1941 I Wake Up Screaming as Police Insp. Ed Cornell
1941 Charley's Aunt as Sir Francis Chesney
1941 Blood and Sand as Natalio Curro
1941 Hudson's Bay as Gooseberry

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