Hume Cronyn Biography (1911-)

Full name, Hume Blake Cronyn; born July 18, 1911, in London, Ontario, Canada;immigrated to the United States, c. 1931; son of Hume Blake (a financier andmember of Canadian Parliament) and Frances Amelia (Labatt) Cronyn; married second wife, Jessica Tandy (an actress), September 27, 1942 (died September 11, 1994); married Susan Cooper, July, 1996; children: Susan Cronyn Tettemer, Christopher Hume, Tandy (an actor). Avocational interests: Skin divingand fishing. Career: Actor, director, producer, and writer. Barter Theatre Company, Abingdon, VA, production director, 1934; American Academy of Dramatic Arts, lecturer in drama, 1938-39, later member of board of trustees; Actors Lab, Los Angeles, CA, lecturer in drama, 1945-46; Stratford Shakespearean Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, member of board of governors; TyroneGuthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, member of board of directors; Theatre Development Fund, member. The papers of Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy (1934-85) are housed at the Library of Congress Manuscript Division. Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Writers Guild of America, Dramatists Guild, Societyof Stage Directors and Choreographers, Screen Writers Guild. Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, best supporting actor, 1944, for The Seventh Cross; Comoedia Matinee Club Award, 1952, for The Fourposter;Barter Theatre Award, 1961, for outstanding contribution to the theater; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a play, and New York Drama League Delia Austria Medal, both 1961, for Big Fish, Little Fish; Distinguished Performance Award, Drama League, 1961; Antoinette Perry Award, best supporting or featured actor in a play, and Variety New York Drama Critics Poll Award, both 1964, for Hamlet; award for achievement by alumni,American Academy of Dramatic Arts, 1964; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best producer of a play, 1965, for Slow Dance on the Killing Ground; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a play, and Herald Theatre Award, both 1967, for A Delicate Balance; Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, best actor, 1972, for The Caine Mutiny Court Martial; StrawHat Award, best director, 1972, for Promenade, All!; Obie Award, distinguished performance, Village Voice, 1973, for Krapp's Last Tape; inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, 1974; Creative Arts Award forDistinguished Achievement, Brandeis University, 1978; Antoinette Perry Awardnomination, best actor in a play, and Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best play, both 1978, and Los Angeles Critics Circle Award, 1979, all for The Gin Game; National Press Club Award, 1979; Commonwealth Award of Distinguished Service in Dramatic Arts, 1983; Humanitas Prize, Human Family Educational and Cultural Institute, Emmy Award nomination, best television script one hour or longer, Christopher Award, and Writers Guild Award, all 1985, forThe Dollmaker; Kennedy Center Honors, 1986; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a play, 1986, for The Petition; shared Drama Desk Award (with Jessica Tandy), 1986, for their inspiring continuation of thetradition of theatrical partnership; Alley Theatre Award in Recognition of Significant Contributions to the Theatre Arts, 1987; Emmy Award nomination, best actor in a miniseries or special, Christopher Award, and Writers Guild Award, all 1988, for "Foxfire," Hallmark Hall of Fame; Franklin Haven Sargent Award, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, as distinguished alumnus for quality of acting, 1988; National Medal of Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, 1990; Emmy Award, best supporting actor, 1992, for Neil Simon's Broadway Bound; Emmy Award, best actor in a special, 1993, for "To Dance with the White Dog," Hallmark Hall of Fame; Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actor in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 1993; shared Antoinette Perry Lifetime Achievement Award (with Jessica Tandy), 1994; Emmy Award nomination, best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie, 1998, for Twelve Angry Men; decorated member, Order of Canada; honorary degrees include LL.D., University of Western Ontario, 1974, and L.H.D., Fordham University, 1985. Addresses: Office: 63-23 Carlton St., Rego Park, NY 11374-2826.; Agent: Sam Cohn, International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1934.

American, Canadian
Actor, director, producer, writer
Birth Details
July 18, 1911
London, Ontario, Canada

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