Born: 9 December 1911, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 26 April 1986, Rancho Mirage, California, USA
Broderick Crawford came from a vaudeville background. His parents and grandparents were vaudevillians and Broderick was caught up in the excitement of the stage as a child and often joined them in their act. When Broderick Crawford entered films he was usually given the part of a villain or tough guy. Initially he appeared in B-movies as a featured performer or in a co-starring role. His career reached an all-time high when he won an Academy Award for his performance as a well-meaning politician turned bad in 'All the King's Men' (1949).
Slightly Honorable (1939) as Russ Sampson