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Subject: Archive: Broderick Crawford, Apr. 26, 1986


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Date Posted: Sunday, April 26, 01:46:56pm

William Broderick Crawford (December 9, 1911 – April 26, 1986) was an American stage, film, radio, and television actor, often cast in tough-guy roles and best known for his Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Willie Stark in All the King's Men (1949) and for his starring role as Dan Mathews in the television series Highway Patrol (1955–1959).

Until filming All the King's Men, Crawford's career had been largely limited to "B films" in supporting or character roles. He realized he did not fit the role of a handsome leading man, once describing himself as looking like a "retired pugilist". Nevertheless, he excelled in roles playing villains and authoritarian figures.

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Who woulda thought Broderick Crawford would have been asked to host the hip SNL in 1977?"2150 over and out!"Sunday, April 26, 02:14:43pm
•Who woulda thought Broderick Crawford would die (NT)on the same date as the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster?Sunday, April 26, 06:48:03pm


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