Hume Cronyn

  • Birth Name: Hume Blake Cronyn
  • Birth Place: London, Ontario, Canada
  • Died: June 15, 2003
  • Profession: Actor, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • Decided to become an actor while in college.
  • Made his debut with the Montreal Repertory Company before heading to America; his first notable Broadway role was in Three Men on a Horse (1935).
  • Had a longstanding working relationship with Alfred Hitchcock, making his film debut in Shadow of a Doubt (1943), appearing in many episodes of the director's TV series and cowriting the screenplays for his films Rope and Under Capricorn.
  • Often costarred on stage and screen with his second wife, Jessica Tandy, including in the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game and the 1946 film The Green Years, in which he played her father despite being two years younger than she.
  • Wore a glass eye, having lost an eye to cancer in the 1960s.
  • Continued working steadily into his 90s, making his final appearance in the TV-movie A Separate Peace in 2002.

Awards

  • 1964, Tony — Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic): Winner
  • 1965, Tony — Producer (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1961, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Winner
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1944, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1984, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special: Nominee
  • 1967, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1978, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 1978, Tony — Play: Nominee
  • 1986, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Winner
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1994, Tony — Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Winner
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Winner

Relationships

  • Susan Tettemer — Stepdaughter
  • Jessica Tandy — Wife (deceased)
  • Emily Woodruff — Ex-wife
  • Hume Blake Cronyn — Father
  • Frances Cronyn — Mother
  • Christopher Cronyn — Son
  • Tandy Cronyn — Daughter
  • Susan Cooper — Wife

College

  • Attended McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY; attended University Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria

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  • Birth Name: Hume Blake Cronyn
  • Birth Place: London, Ontario, Canada
  • Died: June 15, 2003
  • Profession: Actor, Writer