Richard Cromwell

Richard Cromwell

Richard Cromwell, born LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh, was an American actor. His family and friends called him Roy, though he was also professionally known and signed autographs as Dick Cromwell. Cromwell's career was at its pinnacle with his work in Jezebel with Bette Davis and Henry Fonda and again with Fonda in John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln.
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home town
California
Death Place
California
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Actor

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106 and Park DJ Killed: Update on DJ Megatron - Zimbio
Google News - over 6 years
The two suspects, William Williams and Richard Cromwell, were indicted by a grand jury in late April. The DJ's real name was Corey McGriff and previously worked for radio stations in Philadelphia, Boston, and on NYC's Hot 97. On the BET show,
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Church soup kitchen denied state money - Times Herald-Record
Google News - over 6 years
From left, volunteers Alvin Hogencamp, Richard Cromwell and Arthur Ahr prepare lunch on Wednesday morning.DOMINICK FIORILLE/Times Herald-Record By Heather Yakin MIDDLETOWN — For the second time in a month, a local soup kitchen has learned that
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2 Arrests in D.J.'s Death
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Two New York City men were arrested Wednesday in the shooting death of the radio and TV personality DJ Megatron. The police said the men, William Williams, 21, and Richard Cromwell, 20, were arrested on charges of murder, robbery and criminal weapon possession. It was not clear if they had lawyers. DJ Megatron, 32, whose real name was Corey
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British Succession Offers a Ray of Hope
NYTimes - over 25 years
To the Editor: Re "Beds of Nails" (Op-Ed, June 13) by Anthony Burgess: Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of England, died, not in 1660, but on Sept. 3, 1658. Mr. Burgess writes of "the hereditary principle (borrowed from the monarchy), which would have placed the incompetent Richard Cromwell ('Tumbledown Dick') in the office of his father." Richard
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Brooklinew: Tough at the Turn
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: The par-71 course at The Country Club offers its strongest challenge after the turn, on the 10th through 13th holes. All are tough tough par 4's ranging from 433 to 453 yards. The Pairings and Starting Times The par-71 course at The Country Club offers its strongest challenge after the turn, on the 10th through 13th holes. All are tough tough
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HOME VIDEO; MOVIES
NYTimes - over 30 years
LEAD: Cromwell Starring Richard Harris and Alec Guinness. Directed and written by Ken Hughes. 1970. RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video. 139 minutes. $69.95. This is a large-scale movie that a critic called ''shapeless'' in 1970 when it came to theater screens. It is a truncated biography of Oliver Cromwell, who is portrayed as a last, if not only,
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES
NYTimes - about 31 years
LEAD: THE DINNER PARTY. By Howard Fast. 250 pages. Houghton Mifflin. $17.95. THE DINNER PARTY. By Howard Fast. 250 pages. Houghton Mifflin. $17.95. AN old-fashioned Ibsenesque moral drama is what Howard Fast has undertaken in his latest novel, ''The Dinner Party,'' about a wealthy liberal United States Senator who is forced to confront his own
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Numismatics; SOME AFTERSHOCKS FROM THE CC DOLLAR SALE; by Ed Reiter
NYTimes - almost 37 years
Time heals all wounds they say, but the healing process may take longer than usual in the case of the U.S. Government's now-concluded ''Great Silver Sale'' of 19th century Carson City dollars. That's particularly true following the issuance of a report by a House of Representatives subcommittee which sharply criticizes the manner in which the sale
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    FIFTIES
  • 1960
    Age 50
    Cromwell became ill and died on October 11, 1960 in Hollywood of liver cancer, at the age of 50.
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    In July 1960, Cromwell signed with producer Maury Dexter for 20th Century Fox's planned production of The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come, co-starring Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Dix (son of Richard Dix), and Neil Hamilton who replaced Cromwell in the film.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1948
    Age 38
    Cromwell finally retired from films after his comeback fizzled: his last role was in a noir flick of 1948, entitled Bungalow 13.
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  • 1945
    Age 35
    Cromwell and Lansbury eloped and were married in a small civil ceremony on September 27, 1945, in Independence, California.
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    Back in California for good, Cromwell was married once, briefly from 1945–1946, to the British-born actress Angela Lansbury, when she was 19 and Cromwell was 35.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1939
    Age 29
    In 1939, Cromwell again tried his luck on the stage in a regional production of Sutton Vane's play Outward Bound featuring Dorothy Jordan as his co-star.
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  • 1938
    Age 28
    As a regular on the Monday night program which ran from 1938 until 1942, Cromwell played opposite Nan Grey who played Kit's twin sister Kathy.
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  • 1937
    Age 27
    On July 15, 1937 Cromwell guest-starred on The Royal Gelatin Hour hosted by Rudy Vallee, in a dramatic skit opposite Fay Wray.
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  • 1936
    Age 26
    In 1936, Cromwell took a detour in his career to Broadway for the chance to star as an evil cadet in an original play by Joseph Viertel, entitled, So Proudly We Hail.
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  • 1935
    Age 25
    After a promising start, Cromwell's many early pictures at Columbia Pictures and elsewhere were mostly inconsequential and are largely forgotten today. Cromwell starred with Will Rogers in Life Begins at 40 for Fox Film Corporation in 1935, it was one of Rogers' last roles and Poppy for Paramount in 1936 wherein Cromwell played the suitor of W.C. Fields' daughter, Rochelle Hudson.
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    The Lives of a Bengal Lancer earned Paramount Studios a nomination for Best Picture in 1935, though Mutiny on the Bounty instead took the top award at the Oscars that year.
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  • 1932
    Age 22
    Cromwell's next role in 1932 was on loan to RKO and was as Mike in Gregory La Cava's, The Age of Consent, co-starring Eric Linden and Dorothy Wilson.
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    As Cromwell developed his talents for lifelike mask-making and oil painting, he curried friendships in the late 1920s with various film starlets who posed for him and collected his works, including Tallulah Bankhead, Joan Crawford, Anna Q. Nilsson, Greta Garbo, Claire Dubrey, Ann Sothern, and Marie Dressler, with whom he would later share top-billing in 1932's Emma.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1918
    Age 8
    Ralph died suddenly from influenza during the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918, when Cromwell was still in grade school.
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  • 1910
    Age 0
    Born on January 8, 1910.
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