Broderick Crawford

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Biography

  • Birth Name: William Broderick Crawford
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/09/1911, Sagittarius
  • Date of Death: 04/26/1986
  • Profession: Actor
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Broderick Crawford Fast Facts:
  • After dropping out of Harvard, worked as a stevedore on the New York City docks and later went to sea on a tanker.
  • Worked in radio as a second banana to the Marx Brothers.
  • Was a success as Lenny in the 1937 Broadway adaptation of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, but lost the film role to Lon Chaney Jr.
  • During World War II, served in the U.S. Army Air Force and saw action in the Battle of the Bulge.
  • Was one of the first big-screen stars to have success on television when he took the lead in Highway Patrol in 1955.
  • Collected shaving mugs.
  • Hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in 1977.
  • Has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for movies and one for TV.
  • Broderick Crawford Relationships:
  • Joan Tabor - Ex-wife
  • Kelly G. Crawford - Son
  • Mary Alice Moore - Wife
  • Helen Broderick - Mother
  • William Broderick - Grandfather
  • Emma Kraus - Grandmother
  • Kay Griffith - Ex-wife
  • Kim Crawford - Son
  • Lester Crawford - Father
  • Broderick Crawford Awards:
  • 1949 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1950 Golden Globe: Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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